Final Fantasy XV’s Ultimate Edition isn’t all that ultimate

Sans season pass

One of the definitions of ultimate (and certainly the one Square Enix intended with its naming) is “the best achievable or imaginable of its kind.” That’s why the Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Edition is called that — because it has everything included that a Final Fantasy fan could hope for. Except, that’s not quite true.

Earlier this month, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XV will have a season pass. Despite the Ultimate Edition’s price tag of $270, the season pass won’t be included. It’s another $25, bringing the a la carte Truly Ultimate Edition (that doesn’t actually exist) just shy of $300.

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata confirmed this at gamescom and it got posted to Twitter. Making matters worse, there’s an $85 digital version of the game that does include it, although that’s nothing more than a $60 base game with the $25 season pass added in. Still, it’s sort of a slap in the face that the season pass is included in other bundles that aren’t the Ultimate Edition.

There are two ways of looking at this. One, folks who plopped down $270 are getting what they signed up for and that’s perfectly acceptable. Or, that this should really have the season pass because that’s what would actually make the package complete. Regardless, this is really more of a Hella Deluxe Edition than an Ultimate Edition.

@FFXVEN [Twitter via Kotaku]

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