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|Session Name:||Bringing Fantasy to Life in 'Final Fantasy XV'|
|Company Name(s):||Square Enix|
|Track / Format:||Game Narrative Summit|
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Once upon a time, fantasy stories were evergreen, locked in the timeless safety of their tropes, their canon immune to real-time promotional developments and pre-release companion projects. This talk will discuss how "a fantasy based on reality" came to reside in the real world, and what rules were made and broken to maintain a cohesive, coherent narrative amid swathes of information. Come learn how the fantasy came to life.