'Final Fantasy XV' will launch its multiplayer mode on November 15.

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

The popular role-playing game has been discussing its online multiplayer expansion, Comrades, for some time, and following a short delay which meant the mode was pushed back from its October release, Square Enix have revealed it will be available later this month.

Comrades was originally scheduled to come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles on October 31, but was pushed back "due to final adjustments and to create the best possible experience."

Both consoles will now get the expansion on November 15, roughly two weeks after the originally scheduled release date.

Comrades is being released as a DLC, meaning players will need to own the base game before they can access the multiplayer mode, and will allow players to create a character and join up with three other players online to complete quests.

The expansion is being sold as a premium DLC which is available to buy on its own, or as part of the $25 season pass.

The release of Comrades comes after Square Enix president Yousuke Matsuda claimed that multiplayer games were the future of gaming, despite the developers having created some of the most acclaimed sing-player titles including the 'Kingdom Hearts', and 'Dragon Quest' franchises.

He said: "Gone are the days in which single-player games were of primary status and multiplayer games secondary. Lately, multiplayer games have taken the lead, and it is standard for games to be designed for long-term play.

"[Games as a service] references game designs that place a strong emphasis on longer-term user engagement. We will also endeavour to develop games designed not to be played once after launch, but that customers can enjoy more and play longer. In so doing, we will increase customer satisfaction and enhance the lifetime value of the games themselves."