PC fans of the Final Fantasy series may have something to look forwards to in regards to the latest game of the series, Final Fantasy XV
In a recent interview, published in the latest issue of Weekly Famatsu, FFXV DIrector Hajime Tabata discussed the potential for the title being ported to PC, however, reading between the lines, it seems this may end up being more than a port, if indeed it does actually see the light of day.
Specifically Tabata said:
“I’d like to release the game on PC as a technical attempt. I want to show PC users Final Fantasy XV running on high-end machines, and we personally would like to see it, too. Also, I would like to try developing on PC to pursue a unique way of playing with PC-exclusive features like making your own quests and enjoying the world using things like mods.”
So it seems like that Tabata may be willing to try to make full use of the hardware available to PC gamers, as well as providing mod support and more. Of course this is merely speculation at the moment, but honestly, I cannot help but feel excited for the potential of this – I have been playing through the release on the PS4 Pro, which I will be reviewing in the coming days, spoiler alert – I’m a huge fan! So to have a version of the game that makes full use of the power of my gaming PC is something that most definitely has my attention.
While as ever, we try to veer away from speculation based news here at Tech Altar, but its always nice to see games developed for console being suggested for release on a PC in a way that lets PC owners make full use of the hardware they have at their disposal, rather than a simple port warts and all.
As well as the possibility of a future PC release of the game Tabata also addressed some other concerns and queries Weekly Famatasu put his way, suggesting that he would love to allow players to travel the world of (insert world here) freely by car, since while you have some degree of the vehicle currently its movement is very much on rails and you are unable to go off predefined routes, which follow the roads and large dirt tracks. He also discussed the planned Virtual Reality content, saying it is progressing, but is not yet in a state where dates can be discussed, he also gave some insight into how the game has been received, as well as how well the game has fared on digital sales. Gematsu have the full highlights for your perusal if you want to know more detail as to what was said.