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The Next Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report Isn’t For Westerners

by Mike Futter on Apr 19, 2016 at 05:54 AM

Square Enix is prepping another Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report. But before you circle the date on your calendars, you might want to brush up on your Japanese.

The Active Time Report on April 21 is focused on the Japanese market. You’re welcome to watch, of course, but Square Enix won’t be providing subtitles.

“The plan is to talk to our Japanese fans about things happening in Japan which aren't really relevant to our western fans,” the company shared via Twitter. Don’t worry, though. Future Active Time Report broadcasts will be subtitled as usual.

Square Enix says it will also share anything relevant to players outside of Japan via social media. For more on Final Fantasy XV, check out our current coverage from the May 2016 issue.

[Source: Square Enix on Twitter (1), (2)]


Our Take
Provided that anything minor that is relevant to western gamers is shared in another way, this makes a lot of sense. Despite living in a world of simultaneous global communication, there are still market-specific things that happen (even if we’re not used to them being communicated through a channel that is typically a worldwide vehicle).