The flying car teased at the end of last week’s Final Fantasy XV trailer is indeed a full-blown vehicle that players will be able to control, a new Game Informer preview confirms. The scene showcased in the trailer isn’t just a short sequence that players before a fast-travel menu opens.
Acccording to Game Informer, the car functions similarly to airships of previous Final Fantasy games. The ground falls away after take-off and you soar in the sky, with full control over your movements. You’ll travel quickly, but won’t be able to circumnavigate the world map in a matter of seconds like previous Final Fantasy titles featuring airships, as the world this time around is much larger. Apparently, landing the ship isn’t as simple as pressing a button either, and the first landing will likely be a rough one for many players.
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata says not to worry about facing any troubles in the sky. “We don’t plan on placing enemies in the sky,” he said. “Rather, the vehicle will be dedicated for transportation purposes.”
However, given that it has the ability to fly anywhere in the world, you won’t get the ability to fly easily or early.
“The player will obtain the flying Regalia near the end of the game as an additional challenge,” Tabata said. When certain conditions are met, the car is remodeled to the flying model.”