12 April 2016

Final Fantasy XV PC Port Still Being Considered


   We’ve heard a few times about Final Fantasy XV and the possibility of a PC launch but nothing has come close to an official confirmation. Recently, Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy 15 disclosed in an interview that he is “quite positive about the idea of developing a PC version” but still leaves the possibility as just that - a possibility.

   We’ve definitely been seeing a lot more love for the PC platform in general of late. Microsoft have been bringing a lot of their Xbox exclusives over to the platform, and we’ve seen how well received a fully developed PC version can be with Grand Theft Auto 5’s release on PC. That seems to be the plan for FF15 if it does ever make it to PC according to a recent video interview with Tabata. 
    Tabata went on to discuss how the Final Fantasy XV PC version would be “more technically developed” which is an encouraging thing to here in an age where PC ports can often end up being gimped to fall in line with their console counterparts. “This version could incorporate things that we were forced to abandon because of the limitations of home consoles. With the PC, this would be an opportunity to release a version far superior in terms of quality and tech.” Clearly if there is a PC version we can expect to see superior graphics and frame rate at the very least, and considering how gorgeous it looks already it would be something that PC gaming enthusiasts could really get their teeth into.
   From the sounds of it, if the PC version does happen it won’t be for a long while. Hajime went on to add that if they did develop it “that the development will start from scratch by doing research of what would be the best technology to use. It might not be a simple port of the console version.” Definitely something that PC gamers like to hear but it also means that it could be at least a year, if not more until we see a PC version. Considering how reluctant Square Enix have been to 100% confirm the PC port, yet again we’re left with simply a maybe.

    What do you guys think? Let us know if you’re interested in a PC version of the game and what your expectations for the port would be.