I would kill for Ravus as companion in Episode Ignis. But I remember interview with Square Enix CEO. They were asked about new content for Lunafreya, Ardyn, Aranea and Ravus. CEO said they will deliever smthn for Aranea, Luna and Ardyn, but he didn't mention Ravy :( And then he was neglected in poll. I hope they aren't down with him after 13 verse 2 :(
Me personally, I remain hopeful for Ravus’s future in the game. c: Just because he was neglected on the poll, doesn’t mean that all content for him is completely null, you know? To me, the poll was to gauge more of what content they should be delivering to fans first, more rather than to see what content they’ll follow through on. FFXV had about… 2 - 3 more quarters in this full DLC term? For sure, Comrades will be a DLC content with the potential to showcase Ravus as a character, but as you mentioned, Episode Ignis is a huge possibility. They’re keeping it under wraps, I imagine, mostly because Episode Ignis deals primarily with Ardyn as the antagonist, I believe.
If you think about it this way, Episode Ignis is really discreet right now (with only that image of Altissia’s ruins being our key insight for it). But the reason why it’s so underwraps is because – and I believe this was also cited in an interview somewhere – Ardyn plays a HUGE role in this DLC, and Episode Ignis is one of the biggest and most crucial DLCs to the game. Yeah, we got Episode Gladio, which tested out a new combat mechanic to set us up for the Comrades DLC, and Episode Prompto is to help us understand more about Prompto’s character development. However, Ignis’s tale doesn’t seem to require him to change too much in character, as we see in game. His entire story during Altissia is a game changer, as we get so many crucial story points in just Altissia’s chapter alone.
1) We get info that Lunafreya is in terrible danger from Leviathan, and eventually Ardyn.
2) We realize that Ravus is really against the empire the entire time, rather than an ally to them.
and most importantly, 3) We realize that Ardyn is a much bigger villain in the game than we thought.
We find out most of what happens with Luna through Noctis’s side, but Ravus and Ardyn’s true intentions: Ignis is the first one to find out about it. Particularly Ardyn, considering that it mentions how one of the last sights Ignis saw was Ardyn escaping. Many people speculate that it was Ardyn that caused Ignis’s blindness, so that’s where the DLC will clear it up. And if Square plays their cards right, that means Ravus plays a very important role to this as well, considering that Ardyn was also directly involved in Ravus’s life and his death.
With how discreet Episode Ignis has been due to how important it is for the game’s story, it is a really high possibility that Ravus is involved with the story as well, considering he had an important character arc during Altissia that we never got to see. But also, he might play a role as the companion character because we certainly won’t get Iris there as the main three guest characters that debuted in the base game. Cor appeared, Aranea appeared, but not Iris since she’s only 15 and all. And if they try including Gladio as the companion character in Ignis’s DLC, then they’re just digging themselves into a bad spot since Ignis and Gladio are always together in content and actions (Gladnis fans, rejoice!). Lunafreya, whom they confirmed as a Comrades character, is off on her own task as well, and Gentiana was never said to have appeared during Altissia, and only revealed herself during the train ride to rescue Gralea.
I mention this alot too in my discussions about Ravus content, but both he and Ardyn have animation assets for the game as well, rigged to wander the open-world at some point. I suppose that leaves it with two options: Ignis teams up with Ravus to stop Ardyn or Ardyn helps Ignis, only to betray him in the end. Either way, those would be rather intense plot points!
This is all speculation, of course, but I think that we probably will get more Ravus content somehow. He won’t get a story DLC like Ardyn, but if Square does it like they did with Aranea, the guess character won’t be revealed until the last second. I remain hopeful and optimistic about Ravus’s future in content and in the game, that’s for certain~
If not, then hey! That’s why it’s our responsibility as fans to come up with awesome content that takes into consideration our lovely commander. c: More fanfics, more art, more everything! That way, we can show Square too just how much we love our infamous high commander~