The Final Fantasy XV WIndows Edition– the PC version–was recently announced. We’ll discuss about the details we know so far.
Windows Edition: PC Version News So Far
Being a proud owner of a PC with a decent graphics card (Nvidia GTX 960), a solid game rig through and through, I was sorely, sorely disappointed when I heard that Final Fantasy XV–arguably one of the most beautifully rendered of the Final Fantasy games–was not going to be released on the PC in a while. Along with the rest of the PC master race community, I cried elitist tears as I played my modded version of Witcher 3, longing for the glory of FFXV.
I jest, of course, but I’d love to play this fantastic game on my rig nonetheless, and was sorely disappointed when I couldn’t just download it off steam immediately. However, maybe there was goodness in delayed gratification. Last August 21, Nvidia GeForce, along with Square Enix, released a trailer of Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition. You can see it here:
What we know so far
Console to PC Differences
- Lots of textures. The PC version will be able to support 4k High-Resolution Textures due to its Luminous engine.
- Sound quality will be handled by Dolby Atmos. This means that the sound design for this already epic game will reach an incredibly cinematic level.
- NVIDIA Gameworks will handle little details like grass simulations, hair simulations, combustible fluid, fire, and smoke sims, as well as shadows, among others.
- The game will also utilize NVIDIA Ansel for screenshot captures, similar to Ansel’s capabilities with The Witcher 3.
- A first person camera mode will be available.
- Brendan Caldwell of RockPaperShotgun was able to interview Hajime Tabata regarding mod support. Tabata confirmed this in the interview at Gamescom.
- Early 2018 is the vague, but exciting release date of FFXV.
- FFXV Windows edition already has a steam page. Check it out here.