Final Fantasy XV Launch 2016 – Malaysia
The started out with video game event revival with the Street Fighter V launch in January for the PS4 at Bangsar APW. Then following the course of the year we had the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End mid night launch in Sunway Pyramid then Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare midnight launch in Galactic Laser, Sunway Pyramid.
Yes, he is the home town hero… the man of the hour… ‘home boy’ does country proud in Japan!! It was great to see him in person at the event talking to friends & fans. He was certainly the man of the hour and it was great to see him mingling with attendees.
Not only has he put Malaysia on the map in the gaming world, he now has even introduced the gaming world to our culture… food & drink… which is SO Malaysia xD A really Malaysian past time!! Hahaha “Jalan-jalan cari makan”, “In Malaysia we only have 1 meal… with short breaks in between!” haha Keep up the good work Mr. Wan Hazmer! It was a very nice community touch to have this event in Malaysia & have our local hero in attendance – Thank you Sony PlayStation.
Now this is not just a random place to have the event. These specific places were selected because 1. It had to be a place that could stay open after 10pm because it’s a midnight launch… so the crowd has to be there till past the stroke of midnight. So the selected venues must be able to sustain the air-con for the entire duration of the event. 2. location selected had to have thematic significance or content significance! i.e. Call of Duty midnight launch was held at Galactic Laser!
So with the selection of GSC Maxx aka the ORIGINAL (first) IMAX cinema in Malaysia… we knew it was going to be some extra SPECIAL content install for us. What’s the hype with this being the first / original IMAX hall? Well firstly, because it was built with an optimal IMAX blueprint spec and not built on an improvised space . This screen is a 3 storeys high (yes, as in a house with 3 levels high), and it has a large seating capacity, in this case 488pax and the screen + seat tilt in an angle that allows more ‘sweet-spot’ viewing… with less distortion (yes I am a hard core movie buff haha).
Now that it is a GSC Maxx hall, I am not so sure about the quality of projection but I know that the view angle is great & the sound system should be great, if still maintained properly 🙂
Anyways, back to the event haha at the right time, all the attendees were ushered into this gigantous hall where the PlayStation, the game creators and Mr. Wan Hazmer has lotsa goodies for us!! The first glimpses to welcome us was the glorious 4K game trailers and footage!! You really had to be there to see it!!
So here are the sights from the very very special FFXV launch at GSC Maxx, Berjaya Times Square, 28 Nov 2016! For the full album check out our FB page: FFXV Launch 2016 – Malaysia
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*Finally just wanted to acknowledge & honour one of the big influences from inside PlayStation SEA regional office who always vouches for Malaysia, Mr. Teoh. He has come a long way since the Malaysia office in late 2000s. He continues to strive to have events for the gaming community here in Malaysia. If you remember the Street Fighter IV competition at E-Curve back in 2008, then you have an idea of where his heart is 🙂 If you’re a PlayStation gamer and you see him at an event, do go up & thank him 🙂
Looking forward to more gaming events in 2017!!