Square Enix is determined to make Final Fantasy XV a money-maker, despite a protracted development cycle and yet another delay pushing the release back to November. To tide fans over, Square Enix is staging a one-hour concert live from Abbey Road Studios — yes, that Abbey Road — performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with an appearance from Final Fantasy XV composer Yoko Shimomura.
You don’t have to spontaneously invent teleportation to attend, though: the concert is being livestreamed live right now — as in right now — from Youtube (above) or, if you fancy, the Twitch stream embedded below.
Square Enix hasn’t announced which pieces from the game the orchestra is performing, but you can probably expect a rendition of Final Fantasy XV‘s theme song, “Stand By Me,” with or without Florence and/or her Machine.
Incidentally, the London Philharmonic Orchestra is a fond friend of videogame scores. The orchestra contributed several tracks to Xenosaga: Episode I in 2002 and put out a pair of “cover albums” performing fan favorite videogame themes in 2011-2012, which include three setpieces from Final Fantasy: the series’ memorable main theme, “One-Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy VII, and “Liberi Fatali” from Final Fantasy VIII.
So chill out, tune in, and let the music of Final Fantasy XV wash over you. Optional: watch this video of the first couple hours of the game on mute while you listen. That way you can’t hear Prompto talk. Ahh…