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In this 2017 GDC talk, Square Enix's Dan Inoue discusses what rules were made and broken to maintain a cohesive, coherent narrative in Final Fantasy XV.
Inoue shared some interesting insights into what it's like to try and keep the narrative of a modern, big-budget game cohesive and compelling while simultaneously expanding it to encompass promotional efforts, pre-release companion stories, and more.
It was a fascinating look at the narrative complexities of modern games with transmedia companion projects, and now you can watch Inoue's for free via the official GDC YouTube channel!
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