Final Fantasy 15 Player Glitches Out Of Bounds, Explores Second Half Of The Game

The second half of Final Fantasy 15 ditches the open world road trip in favour of a series of linear areas connected by train, which raises an obvious question: How much of that was meant to be bigger? One player did some digging to try to find out.

Using an out-of-bounds glitch to escape the invisible walls of Cartanica (the mine area), Fotm Hero was able to explore the entire second continent, as showcased in this video:

It's a fun video, full of sprawling, unused environments and floating train tracks. Also fun: Fantasising about exploring that big snowfield.

We may never find out exactly how much of Niflheim was planned to be explorable before Final Fantasy 15's various reboots and directional shifts. These areas certainly hint that bigger things were planned. Still, it's worth keeping in mind: Environment art is relatively easy to implement. Far harder would be filling those environments with people, quests and real content. Plus, a lot of this stuff may exist simply to give you something to look at when you're on the train.


Comments

    I loved the train part of FFXV... but at the same time, hated it. I saw a new land to potentially explore, new cities to walk around in... and instead I was on the rails.

    While I enjoyed FFXV overall, I was very disappointed with the large swathes of the maps that were inaccessible. I had read about the flying car before I was even out of chapter 3 so figured that the map would open up more once you get it.

    Then when I got to niflheim and there was this large map but you were locked into just a tiny section on rails, I thought, “ok, when you finish the game you must be able to come back here and explore more end game content”

    IT feels like so much content was either cut from the game or was originally planned but never completed (god I hope it is not going to be paid DLC) that I have not had the urge to complete the end game dungeons and hunts after getting the flying car and then finding the invisible walls…

    I managed to glitch out of the map and run around the center of the Disk area beneath Titan's Legs once. Looking up seeing his huge Butt.

    We may never find out exactly how much of Niflheim was planned to be explorable before Final Fantasy 15's various reboots and directional shifts. Plus, a lot of this stuff may exist simply to give you something to look at when you're on the train.

    "No one releases unfinished games because they want to. It's like this train. It can only go where the tracks take it." -Cloud, FFVII.

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