Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

'Final Fantasy XV' out-of-bounds glitch reveals an unused open world

Players have found vast unused landscapes late in the game's story.
1987 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

The world of Final Fantasy XV feels enormous, stretching out for miles across freeways, plains, lakes and mountains -- but in the game's closing act, that open world becomes incredibly linear. Instead of taking a road trip across a fantastic land, players in the third act can merely look out upon one. A newly discovered out-of-bounds glitch changes that, revealing a surprisingly fleshed out landscape with a frozen tundra, beaches, towns and a vast savannah. There's not much to do in the area, but fans are now wondering if its a hint at what's coming for the game's DLC.

Breaking out of the game's linear section takes a little bit of doing. To start, players have to be running the version of the game that came on retail discs without any updates -- then they must reach a train station in a late section of the game. From there, a few careful jumps can land the player outside of their linear prison and into the lands Niflheim. Between the towns, mountains and fields there's plenty to see, but not much to do: there are no enemies to fight, no quests to take on and no Chocobo to ride. Still, when users who have made it into the unused lands update their game, things get interesting: suddenly the open fields have roads.

The fact that game's latest update added detail to the unused area could merely just be set dressing for players who look upon it from the game's locked-down linear aream but some players are speculating that SquareEnix may add new areas later on. Even if that never happens, the glitch is a fascinating look at a even larger open world map.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
1987 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Turns out smartphones aren't making millennials grow horns after all

Turns out smartphones aren't making millennials grow horns after all

View
Google makes Assistant available via a free phone call in India

Google makes Assistant available via a free phone call in India

View
Arcimoto is finally shipping its three-wheeled EV to customers

Arcimoto is finally shipping its three-wheeled EV to customers

View
Tesla's Model 3 joins Audi's E-Tron in claiming top safety award

Tesla's Model 3 joins Audi's E-Tron in claiming top safety award

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr