First English Final Fantasy XV voice actor revealed
posted on 10.27.13 at 11:51 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Hear the voice of Jay Preston in upcoming Final Fantasy sequel.

Jay Preston is the first English voice actor to be revealed for Final Fantasy XV.

Preston’s previous video game gigs include iOS game The Ories and PC game Snark Busters: High Society. He’s also done promos for DreamWorks Animation and Nokia, and radio advertisements from Vermont Federal.

It is unknown who he’ll be voicing in Final Fantasy XV. Both his personal website and LinkedIn page only confirm his presence in he game.

“You will hear Jay’s voice in the upcoming Final Fantasy XV video game,” reads a blurb on his website.

You can listen to a sample of Preston’s voice here.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • Impressionnant

    Noctis or the blonde guy, I reckon.

    • EX+

      Prompto’s the blonde guy.
      I think his voice is good, but… he wouldn’t suite Noctis.
      Noctis has to have more of a relaxed voice.
      EDIT: I think he’d be good for Prompto if they made it a just a bit deeper.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Could also be that he’s not a main character.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    i never heard about jay,he is actor or new person ?

  • EX+

    His animation voice over was the best, but that’d fit Shinji in it’s current state. If they made it a bit deeper Prompto would fit him perfecting.

  • EX+

    It’s also likely that he’ll be voice acting for an NPC. A shop owner maybe?
    Because his voice is good and all, but it just wouldn’t fit character like Noctis and Ignis. Definitely not Gladioulous. Don’t get me started about Cor.
    It’d be too much of a risk to let an amateur be a major role in a major game.

    • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

      Maybe not an amateur, but his voice is a little too bright for the seriousness of Noct and company.

      • EX+

        Well said.
        He’d be awesome as maybe a citizen or the son of a friend of Noct’s Dad. Lol.

  • Potionzmaster

    Well, at least this confirms they are already localizing the game!

    • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

      Exactly :)

  • Omega_Shiro

    I still might pick up the japanese version if I still have to wait for english but this is SE and a mothership game title so I think they might get it out near if not sameish time as the japanese one.

    • EX+

      I hope SE implement dual audio.

      • Omega_Shiro

        They would I think

  • DarthBrian

    Probably just a background character.

  • Surgeon of Death

    An NPC or Prompto

    • DarkLegacy

      Prompto

    • EX+

      Oh, I’ve just found this Tweet from Jay Preston:
      ‘Soo… Three small characters for a damn big game. 45 minutes. Best VO job to date. :) This is just the beginning!! ‘
      So it seems he’s done some small characters in FFXV. Most likely civilians and such.
      But when he says it’s just the beginning, he might be voicing someone big… I’m hoping he’ll voice Prompto (with a little bit of a deeper voice) if he voices someone from the main cast.

      • Surgeon of Death

        This. After I listened to his voice Prompto was the first person who came to mind. CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS GAME. PS4 LAUNCH CAN’T COME SOON ENOUGH. The sooner I get it, the sooner my investment is secured. What are you doing for next gen?

        • EX+

          Well, I’m waiting until Summer 2014. Not for a price drop or anything, but from that point on there will be more games I’m interested in, Lily Bergamo, Yakuza Ishin, Guilty Gear Xrd, hell maybe a new Persona game. The PS4 is awesome!
          Until then, I’ll be playing through Symphonia Chronicles, Xillia 2 and 2.5 HD Remix on the PS3.
          Can’t wait for this game either!

          • Surgeon of Death

            No shame in that. The people who buy at launch are risk takers. i’m gettting one a launch because I plan on getting one anyway. Battlefield/AC4 will keep me going for a while. College doesn’t leave much time to game :( As dor persona,I think Atlus is safe with the localization department, but you can’t be too sure with sega. DAT NOVEMBER ANOUNCEMENT! I hope it’s P3 vita with the answer/ Female character and P5 :).I will be picking up both tales and 2.5 HD remix also(KH2 IS MY FAVORITE PS2 GAME EVER) btw. Sorry for the long text it’s been awhile since I actually had a normal comment chat with anyone. Freakin fanboy wars…..

            • EX+

              No problem. I know the heat of the fanboys wars, so it’s nice to come onto Gematsu and have great conversations with people. Lol
              I’ll keep you posted on what happens with FFXV.

              • Surgeon of Death

                Thanks. I predicting a December 2014 Japan release and a late January – mid February release for U.S. If any sooner I will be legitimately surprised. I’m really hoping for a simultaneous release though. One can hope.

                • EX+

                  I’m have a similar prediction. I’m thinking Summer 2014-Novemeber/Decmeber 2014 for Japan and December 2015-January/February 2015. I would love a simultaneous release.

              • DarkLegacy

                Can you keep me posted on FFXV too? I need this game right now

                • EX+

                  Of course! I check up on FFXV everyday, so I’ll keep everyone on Gematsu posted. :)

                  • DarkLegacy

                    That’s the same thing I always do with KH3

  • 罪罰

    who

  • bloodiOS

    He probably voices the localized version of Behemoth’s roars and growls.

    • DarkLegacy

      At first I thought he would be voicing Prompto

  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

    Interesting…

  • DarkLegacy

    I think this guy might be good voicing Prompto

    • Wolf Star

      That’s what I was thinking, maybe even Noctics himself?? who knows..

      • EX+

        I thought about Prompto when I heard this guys voice, but then I realised that his voice was too bright for the main cast. You have to admit, Noct and Co. seem quite brutal in battle. I think Jay Preston would be good for a citizen.

        • DarkLegacy

          I wonder if Steve Burton should voice Noctis

        • Wolf Star

          He’s a pretty good VA, I never heard of this guy until today lol. Yeah either a citizen or promto.

      • DarkLegacy

        Nah, he’d do good voicing Prompto. And I thought if Steve Burton should voice Noctis

        • Wolf Star

          Noctics looks serious and well epic. Who would voice him?? I was thinking Yuri Lowental. Maybe…

          • DarkLegacy

            We won’t know until they release it first into there country

            • Wolf Star

              Yeah nobody knows yet xD we know SE means it this time and we won’t wait 7 more years for FF15
              And
              KH3.

              • DarkLegacy

                I know lol. I have half of me with the release years. The right of me says 2014 which I’m hoping and there’s the left of me which says 2015 but I’ll go with the right, I don’t want to wait a lot of years for an epic game like this including KH3

                • Wolf Star

                  I want the game xD I’ve been waiting since 2007 forgotten about it got back to it in 2011. now 2013… Waiting lol 2014 I hope so.

                  • DarkLegacy

                    Yeah 2014, sometime July or August to me

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah that would be awesome :) 2014 oh boy :3

                    • DarkLegacy

                      2014 will be the best year for us all. And I would not go to bed

                    • Wolf Star

                      Dude me too :D 2014 best year ever.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      And 2015 for KH3 :D

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah :)

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                    • Wolf Star

                      It looks pretty cool website ^^ where do I
                      Leave a comment?? I’m kinda confused where to go lol.

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      The bottom section of the website, where there is a “Disqus” “discussion board”.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Thanks dude ^^

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      :)

                    • Wolf Star

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                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

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                    • Wolf Star

                      I’m using a phone now soo it’s different….

                    • DarkLegacy

                      It’s funny because I don’t have a tumblr account. It’s only because I’m typing on my laptop and you’re maybe typing on phone… I’m not sure :/

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah lol xD that’s true hehe

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Are you replying to me on your phone?

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Have you tried replying to me? It might work

                    • Wolf Star

                      I didn’t.. Let me use my laptop

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  • 吳禮翔

    I think it’s Noctis’ father or some elders character, lol.

  • Chestnut Bowl

    For him to post this info so early in the game’s development I assume he must have been excited as hell to get the role.

    • EX+

      FFXV is no where near early in development.

      • Surgeon of Death

        They are polishing it for a couple of months by now. It’s looking to be one of THE most ambitious FF titles to date. Nomura seems to understand what core FF really is. The battle system is not turn based but it’s based off of kingdom hearts so who cares. I wasn’t impressed by the 13 series. Lets hope that the magic that was lost with X-2 comes back (hell even X as freaking amazing as it was, it did drop some core FF stuff. It was so amazing that people didn’t really care but it signified a great change in the series. Toriyama and his “vision” are horrible IMO. That new “Final Fantasy Committee” worries the hell out of me though. Let’s let two guys (Toriyama and Kitase but he’s highly debateable) responsible for the low quality of the games see to the quality of our projects :). It makes me sick just thinking about it….

        • DarkLegacy

          Since they are polishing XV making it an epic game, I suspect that this will be awesome than the FF games we’ve played throughout the years with it being in 7 years development and that game would’ve nearly been in 8 years development once 2014 begins. And with the battle system being similar to KH, it does sound like that it is epic with awesome gameplay and cool new stuff that they’ve brought in the game

        • Anime10121

          Low quality my ass, Kitase was responsible for VII, VIII, and also co-directed VI with Ito :/

          • Surgeon of Death

            I sure as hell acknowledge that but his recent games have been low key IMO. It might just be based off of the directors will for recent projects are though. I’m not sure if he’s a firm supporter of Toriyama’s “vision” or just doing his job. He is highly debatable. If square let’s Toriyama head, they might wind up like capcom. When you ignore the core, and let the generations control your product quality. You lose bank.

            • Anime10121

              Well unfortunately, Kitase was the one who chose Toriyama to succeed him in his Final Fantasy duties once he was promoted to Producer of the series. But even still, as a producer, he doesnt have a lot of say in world view/creation of the games anymore and is basically there to push Toriyama and his teams to deliver on time and on schedule. He’s basically like a manager for the team vs someone handson with the titles.

              Now while I have reservations about Toriyama being the head of FF too going forward into the future, I will say that I liked XIII-2 and its actually one of my favorites in the series (and I didnt care much for the original XIII). I’m just hoping LRFFXIII can restore my faith in him as a director and prove once and for all whether he’s ready to handle the series directorial responsibilities. Though I’d still prefer Hiroyuki Ito (VI, IX, and partly XII’s director) to come outta the shadows to become the director of XVI!

    • LordKaiser

      LOL was that a joke? This game is in development for almost 10 years now.

  • PrinceHeir

    probably an NPC.

    though i’ll be getting the JPN version instead. i do wonder if they’ll be releasing this world wide

    and finally, it would be awesome if this were the first FF next gen game to have a dual audio since they did mention it all depends on the capacity of the disc :P

    “That all depends of the capacity of the disc,” Nomura said. “The two main reasons are the disc space and also the lip sync, because if we’re making the game, with the characters speaking in English but with the voices in Japanese, the lip sync would not match.”

    http://gematsu.com/2013/07/nomura-talks-final-fantasy-xv-kingdom-hearts-iii-at-japan-expo

    so yeah let’s do this!

    • Samsara09

      Many people say he fits prompto.Well,if they are so sure,then maybe he will be Prompto.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I was thinking maybe Patrick Seitz, Steven Jay Blum, Bryce Papenbrook or Johnny Yong Bosch.

    • EX+

      I love Johnny Yong Bosch’s voices. He did an amazing performance as Itsuki Koizumi. He’d be great for someone like Noct or Prompto.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Noctis voiced by Reuben Langdon aka Old School Dante would sound badass.Then again Troy Baker would be awesome. The voice of Yuri Lowell, Snow Villiers, Vincent & Joel from The Last of Us.

    • EX+

      Old school Dante would be ok, but Troy Baker would be amazing (For either Noct or Prompto.)

    • Anime10121

      At least as far as I’ve seen, SE doesnt like to use repeat voice actor’s in their games (and I greatly appreciate that about them). Its better to have a unique voice for each character than to have someone who already voiced someone else come in a new game…

  • 永次

    Mamoru Miyano, Yuichi Nakamura, Keiji Fujiwara…

  • Martian Wong

    Does this mean we will get the game soon?

    • EX+

      Oh yeah, very soon. 2 months after Japan maximum.

      • Martian Wong

        No worldwide release? I hope Japan will get the game soon. I am so excited for Jump Festa…

        • EX+

          I doubt a worldwide release, but like I said, SE is gonna localize this game FAST.

          • Martian Wong

            Well, as soon as this game released, Sony will get extra 430 dollars from me.

    • Samsara09

      it means that the dub is still a work in progress.But,perhaps this could be proof that the jp voice over is almost over or is getting there?

      • Martian Wong

        So, the game is close to be done? just the voice acting part left?

        • Samsara09

          who knows!Just a hypothesis.But…if the jp voice over is already happening,the game’s story is most likely already done.A rpg is like a book,the shitty part is making the story progression and give an sequence to the events.After that,put the caracters in position to play their parts…well,if they are doing voice overs,maybe this is alrady done?

          • EX+

            Yeah. Nomura also said that the battle trailer was during a point in the game where Noct was at a very high level. So I can tell that the JP voice acting is almost done. Also, Jay tweeted this:

            ‘Soo… Three small characters for a damn big game. 45 minutes. Best VO job to date. :) This is just the beginning!!’
            He’s most likely already done his small characters (civilians, shopkeepers, etc) and going on to voice Prompto or something. I hope he does, with a bit of deeper voice. Because even Prompto seems to be quite brutal in battle. Not to mention he’s a bit of rogue.

            • Samsara09

              Hmmm,they say this guy has a huge and wide range of voice variations…He would be good to voice NPCs and a MC.This guy hit the jackpot.

              • EX+

                Hell yeah. If they make his voice just a bit deeper and gruffer, I’ll take him as Prompto straight away.

                • Djkarl Pierre

                  Prompto…what are talking about. I’ve seen trailer’s and Prompto with a gruff voice wouldn’t fit him. He come off as a “Happy Emo” type. I mean have overlook the fact he glomped Gladious owning the Iron Gaint in the E3 trailer.Maybe Reuben Langdon or Robin Atkin Downes, anyone will do as long they keep that cheerie just their to have a good time with my friends attitude.

        • EX+

          There’s still a bit of polish that needs to be done, but we’re not that far from seeing a release window. We’ll most likely see a Japanese release date at Jump Festa.

          • Samsara09

            that would be gold.Well,2014…by june we should know the release date of this game.2014 is the 8 year.They don’t want to release the USA and europe version on 2015,that would shame them,i think.

            • EX+

              Yep! Check out my post on what Nomura said! It might interested.

  • Syltique

    Sounds like he’d be a good Prompto. He could probably fit for Noctis too honestly.

  • Fainaru Luna

    Well who ever voices Noctis I sure hope that he has a really awesome/cool/serious voice.

    • EX+

      Yeah… something like Sasuke Uchiha’s but deeper and even more relaxed… (Noctis also looks a lot like Sasuke, hairstyle especially).

      • MrFinalgamer

        “Noctis looks like Noctis”…i’am guessing you meant Sasuke?

        • EX+

          Yeah, I typed up Sasuke… don’t know what the hell happened..

          • DarkLegacy

            Why not edit it?

            • EX+

              I just did. :)

              • DarkLegacy

                Now that’s better :)

      • Willgaea

        I rather have him have a more commanding voice “leader quality” than the gloomy depressing voice that Sasuke has. I don’t have to worry though because Nomura already stated that his personality will not be “cloud like” but rather more rash and over confident even though he’s quite shy once you get to know him. That’s all according to his father.

        On a side note…. I hate Sasuke, because he reminds me of Griffith.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    The fact of the matter is that since they are working on English Voice actors on FFXV is apparently obvious at this point. The are getting their shit together ready for a Japanese release in the next year or Two.

  • Budgiecat

    PS4 really needs to come out soon as it’s library is too Western dudebro centric atm for it to make any dent in the Japanese market let alone get anyone really psyched to forget about PS3 library and early adopt. I didn’t get a PS3 until 2009 and it was specifically FOR this game…..ffs…

    • DesmaX

      Well, it will certianly make the PS5 worth it when it’s released

  • MrFinalgamer

    so, i just heard the guy’s voice. he HAS to be Prompto, holy crap is he a good prompto

  • badmoogle

    As long as we don’t get Troy Baker again i’m cool.I’d like to hear some relatively unknown voice actors for once.

    • JuhRo

      Troy Baker’s Joker style voice acting would be cool.. dude’s versatile. Like .. as that kefka- looking character we see in trailers.

      • Enzo

        I believe Square had a memo not too long ago not to repeat Voice actors from Main Entry FFs. I believe it was the reason why Ashe’s VA wasn’t picked to be Lightning in the first place, even if she was said to be really good.

  • DragonSix

    I think he could be any of the 4 main characters.

  • Enzo

    Very excited to know Localization has already long started. We might get the game around next year! :)

  • chroma816

    Pretty sure he’s not Noctis, but he’s almost definitely a member of the main group of friends.