Hajime Tabata has commented on the release plans and other details in regards to Final Fantasy XV VR Experience. During a live stream interview with GameSpot, the game director first revealed that Square Enix is not planning to sell the VR section as a separate, standalone product. Instead, it is designed to offer something extra for players who purchased the game. He went on to revealed that the VR Experience could be released as DLC.
Hajime Tabata also mentioned that the Final Fantasy XV VR Experience should be treated more like a gameplay prototype experience instead of a story expansion. As for developing the experience, he revealed that the development team was able to learn a lot about virtual reality when it comes to scale, eye movement as well as technical limitations.
For the uninformed, Final Fantasy XV VR Experience lets you control Prompto from a first-person perspective as your team fight against a Behemoth in the same ruins area found in the Episode Duscae demo. Afterwards, you get to sit shotgun in a car with Cidney as she drives on an endless road while listening to music from the Final Fantasy series.
Square Enix will be releasing Final Fantasy XV for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One home consoles on the 30th of September in North America and other regions. If you are interested, you can preorder the 15th mainline installment of the JRPG franchise with this link on Amazon.