The game uses many elements from the 2010 online game Dragon Ball Online.
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, shortened as Dragon Ball XV, is the fifteenth Dragon Ball fighting game released on home consoles since Dimps' first Dragon Ball Z: Budokai game, and the first fighting game developed by Dimps to feature full 3D battles similar to the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series. It was originally known as Dragon Ball New Project, until the actual title was revealed on June 10, 2014. The Greek word Xenoverse in the title is used to mean "uncharted territory".
Battles are set in full 3D destructible environments. Fighters can traverse the levels free-roaming in very large spaces and can be fighting on a platform, go in the air, and fight underwater. They run when on the ground, and swim while underwater. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse has dialogue while fights go on, and fighters show facial expressions when they strike an opponent or take damage.
The players have some freedom to explore the planet Earth as it exists in the Dragon Ball universe along with a handful of other locations, including a mysterious new city which is the point of origin for the game's new character. Like in all the Dragon Ball Z fighting games developed by Dimps, rather than choosing between Goku in his base form and his different Super Saiyan transformations, the character's power and abilities can be gradually increased over the course of each match. The same goes for other multi-form fighters like Frieza, Cell and Buu.
The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Dragon Ball: Xenoverse also include unique gameplay features proper to this generation of consoles.
In a similar fashion to Battle of Z, there can be more than 1v1 in battle. There will also be no Quicktime Events in battle and there will be cancels for special attacks.
- 3 vs. 3 gameplay
- New world setup - a clock that once had stopped will start to tick again in an enigmatic and futuristic city.
- Original battles - take part in epic fights against ferocious enemies such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and more.
- Character customization - players will have a wide variety of customization options including physical features from the Earthling, Majin, Namekian, Saiyan, and Frieza's races to name a few. In an interview with Masayuki Hirano, a Bandai-Namco producer, it was stated that custom characters will be able to level up, allowing for improvements in skill.
- Become an apprentice - custom characters will be able to become the apprentices of characters from the original Dragon Ball characters to gain their special moves and costumes. 
During Goku, Piccolo, and Gohan's battle with Raditz, the Time Breakers interfere and power up Raditz, allowing him to dodge Gohan's attack and escape the Full-Nelson Special Beam Cannon, causing only Goku to be hit.
Later on Namek, due to the Time Breaker's interference, Frieza begins to win the conflict, forcing the Future Warrior to interfere, though Frieza still defeats him, Goku, Gohan, and Piccolo.
At the climax of the Cell Games, when Gohan and Cell are preparing their Kamehameha clash, Cell is powered up by the Time Breakers.
During the final battle with Kid Buu, Goku is not strong enough alone to push the Super Spirit Bomb into Kid Buu, so the Future Warrior arrives and helps him to use the attack.
In this mode, the player creates a Dragon Ball history unknown to all by their own hand.  Early promotions for the game draw attention to a mysterious figure watching the first battle between Goku and Vegeta from the shadows, and pose the question of who he is and what this means. With red hair, a scouter, and the Capsule Corporation logo on his sleeve, this character is referred to as Future Warrior, and has come back to intervene in the legendary battles of the series. Bandai Namco does note that it is quite intentional that he seems to have features from many other, established characters in the series. Two new areas are also introduced in the game: the Time Storage Vault which is stated to be almost like the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and a high-tech city with what appears to be a Time Machine landed on it. Standing next to the Time Storage Vault is none other than Future Trunks, the warrior who once came back to the past to save his future, and he is wearing clothes similar to the ones he wears as Time Patrol Trunks in the computer game Dragon Ball Online. Bandai Namco announced that the Time Machine, hourglass, and other features in these futuristic locales all tie together. In an interview from the Japan Expo, it was revealed that story mode will be called “Universe Mode”.
In the character select screen there are 6 pages. Since there are a total of 21 characters in one page, the game could have a maximum of 126 playable characters.
- Goku (Base, Kaio-ken, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3)
- Kid Gohan (Base, Great Ape)
- Teen Gohan (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2)
- Gohan (Ultimate Gohan)
- Goten (Base)
- Vegeta (Base, Super Saiyan)
- Future Trunks (Base, Super Saiyan)
- Kid Trunks (Base)
- Tien Shinhan
- Mr. Satan
- Gotenks (Base, Super Saiyan 3)
- Vegito (Super Saiyan)
- Bardock (Base)
- Captain Ginyu
- Frieza (1st Form, Final Form, 100% Power)
- Android 17
- Android 18
- Cell (Perfect Form, Super Perfect Form)
- Cell Jr.
- Majin Buu
- Super Buu (Base)
- Kid Buu
- Broly (Base)
New Playable Characters and forms
- Custom character (Earthling) (Male, Female)
- Custom character (Majin) (Male, Female)
- Custom character (Namekian)
- Custom character (Saiyan) (Male, Female) (Base, Super Saiyan)
- Custom character (Frieza's race) (Male) (First Form, True Form)
There will be at least twenty four different maps. The ones that have been revealed thus far are:
- Rocky Area
- Planet Namek
- Ruined Planet Namek
- Cell Games Arena
- Sacred World of the Kais
- Time Storage Vault
- Toki Toki City
- Kami's Lookout
- World Martial Arts Tournament
- Xenoverse is the fifteenth Dragon Ball fighting game for home consoles since Dimps' Dragon Ball Z: Budokai. Coincidentally, XV, the official abbreviation for Xenoverse, also stands as the Roman numeral for 15.
- During an interview with Masayuki Hirano, he stated that although the game was announced for consoles only, they may consider releasing it for PC if there was sufficient fan demand. It has since been confirmed to be released on Steam.
- Xenoverse is Dimps' first attempt at making a 3D Dragon Ball fighting game.
- ↑ http://youtu.be/bgouvz7vmPI?t=1m2s
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 V-Jump #7, 2014
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 V-Jump #8, 2014
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKgU26GDeZk
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Bandai Namco, E3, June 2014
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Xenoverse Japan Expo Interview
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/DBZ.videogames?hc_location=timeline%7CDragon
- ↑ 
- ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Ball_Xenoverse#Development
- Dragon Ball New Project official website (Japanese)
- Dragon Ball: Xenoverse page, bandainamcogames.co.uk (English)
- E3 2014 Trailer (Wikia library)
- Ball Z Games Facebook