With Final Fantasy XV recently announced for a PC release, as well as the reveal of mod support, players have been curious about the role-playing game’s full modding policy. According to Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, the team wanted modders to have “as much freedom and as little limitations on it as possible.” So for those dirty minds out there, yes, it does mean you’ll be able to install some X-rated mods, should the community create them.
In an interview with PCGamesN during Gamescom, the game’s director gave additional details on the modding capabilities for the RPG’s PC release, noting internal discussions began with how players might manipulate the game. “Obviously there’s some worry about ‘we’ve made this great world, and people might try to stuff all kind of strange things into it, and it mess it up,'” he said.
More specifically, the team zeroed in on the possibility of making naked characters. “When we were getting together for discussion, all the people together in the project were airing out their worries, [nude mods] were something most people were really worried about,” he said. While there won’t be a policy to censor those creations, Tabata made it clear where he stands on the issue personally and hoped players will follow suit. “I don’t think it’s a good thing, but we’re going to leave it to the moral sense of the players out there.”
For those of us outside of the mod community, apparently creating nude versions of characters is high-priority when offered the chance. While the development team seems clearly against the use of nude mods in-game, they also don’t want to censor players in their ability to create whatever world they want. As Tabata says, “what’s stronger in my mind is the fact that I don’t want to limit people too much—this is part of the culture of gaming these days. These people—it’s a thing they’ve bought, it’s their game now.”
It could be argued openly discussing that nudity will be allowed will only give people the idea to create those mods, but from how Square Enix describes gamers that actively mod on PC, it was inevitable. Of course, the large appeal for the PC release is the wider graphical opportunities.
For a less shocking update on Final Fantasy XV, Tabata also not so subtly teased the game might be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Noctis and friends will probably have their clothes on for that one, though.
Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition launches in early 2018.
Source: PC Gamer