Final Fantasy XV developers have been communicating with fans recently through the game’s official forums, and director Hajime Tabata recently shared a few words about the outfits that the characters wear.
A member on the forum named soraokogi mentions a topic that has been discussed on the Internet for a while, but what’s with everyone wearing black in Final Fantasy XV? He says that we saw that in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, but it seems like this time there’s a little bit too much of it going on.
Here’s what Tabata had to say about the choice of black clothing:
This is Director Tabata.
The clothing worn by the four main characters is the official battle gear of the Kingdom of Lucis.
Noctis is a member of the royal family and the other three characters are parts of various Lucian national organisations and they are each wearing the specific battle dress relevant to their individual stations.
In the Kingdom of Lucis where our heroes reside, the colour black has historically been treated as a special colour. Because of this, the attire of the royal family and those in occupations closely tied to them are unified by having black as a base colouring.
This part of the lore is the reason why the outfits of all four main characters are black. For the finished game we also intend on having their clothing having effects in battle and not just being a part of the world and its background. So watch out for that too!
So there you have it. Apparently the Lucians are pretty serious about fighting in style. It’ll be interesting to see what other outfits we’ll see from other key characters of the game.
Final Fantasy XV is expected to release in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.