Square Enix: PC version of Final Fantasy XV "undecided"

Chief technology officer Yoshihisa Hashimoto says that FFXV will need a high-powered PC to run; PS Vita cross-play options and smartphone/tablet apps up for consideration.

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The latest issue of Famitsu (via Final Fantasy Network) says that publisher Square Enix is still undecided on whether to release a PC version of Final Fantasy XV.

If PC gamers ask loud enough, Square Enix may port FFXV for the platform.

According to Square Enix's chief technology officer Yoshihisa Hashimoto, if a PC version were to be released, it would require an expensive machine to run. Hashimoto said that the company was waiting to gauge audience demand before making a decision on a PC version.

Hashimoto added that FFXV is being developed in a PC environment and that platforms that support DirectX 11 will be likely candidates for the game, hence the next-generation leap to the PS4 and Xbox One.

Square Enix is also considering using the PlayStation Vita for cross-platform functions for FFXV. Smartphones and tablets are also on the table for various FFXV-related features and apps.

Final Fantasy XV was announced at Sony's E3 press conference last week. The game was originally called Final Fantasy Versus XIII. For more information, check out GameSpot's coverage on the title.

Discussion

343 comments
LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

A Standard range PC is good enough to handle FF-XV and also run it with native 60fps gameplay speed with HD settings. We all can prove the above statement is correct. The only condition that is required here is,
 "You need to release this game on PC platform."

G4mBi7
G4mBi7

Silly goose, anything a ps4 or xbone can handle is a laughing matter for any pc

GameFreak398
GameFreak398

Either Square is dumb or uninformed because a $400-$500 PC could run this game at medium. The whole point in a PC version is OPTIONS and I don't know why any company would port there game without having graphical options.

bogan666
bogan666

 They need to release FF games on PC! All the Ps2 era onwards, all PC. PLEASE. I've played FFXII many times, but I simply don't use my PS2 any more, so I did turn to emulating it (yes legit, I own the game/have the CD) but that isn't quite the same/dose not run or have the compatibility that a PC port would have. 

TL;DR ALL FF GAMES PC PLS!

Majkic666
Majkic666

"..Yoshihisa Hashimoto says that FFXV will need a high-powered PC.." 

but yet it can run on a PS4 and X1 so it should be fine with a medium pc... high powered PCs are stil way to powerfull for games like this... so a medium should be fine.. beside that i would love it on PC sine i am skipping this gen consoles

flashn00b
flashn00b

A pc version of this game NEEDS to happen. Valve are making their own hardware, and it'll likely die shortly after release due to Linux's godawful game library. Although it'd probably be absurd to ask for Linux exclusivity on computer platforms, though I think that they could bundle the Steam Machines with 33-50% off coupons for these high-profile titles.

renerak
renerak

Are you going to bring it to PC or will I have to wait till the emulator for ps4/xbone to release?

Already got working ps3/X360 emulator, but so late, and have to play in mid-high spec PC.

kryist
kryist

BRING THIS TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC I CANT STAND NOT BEING ABLE TO PLAY FINAL FASNTASY 13 CUZ IM POOR PLS DONT MAKE ME MISS ANOTHER FINAL FANTASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HarlemVIP
HarlemVIP

I'm shouting at the top of my lungs....

BRING THIS TO PC!!!!!!!

geniobastardo
geniobastardo

Please Sir release this and Final fantasy 13 lightning returns on PC I'm dying to play these games 

CuteFreak
CuteFreak

Plz i want this game on pc coz from my childhood i have been playing final fantasy i request to you Chief technology officer Yoshihisa Hashimoto plz put this one on pc platform plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz -cries-

worldontheline
worldontheline

yes make a final fantasy for pc many have been waiting for a long time

InvaderZ1M
InvaderZ1M

KH3 and FFXV on PC should be a must as should all next gen release games, PC is and always will be better than any games console. Let us the users worry how much we have to spend on our PC's to get the game running right, besides if the PS4 and Xbox1 are capable of playing these games why would our PC's need to be that expensive anyway? IMO both consoles especially the Xbox1 are extremely low performance compared to most power users PC's these days anyway.

dimx20
dimx20

Also make kingdom hearts 3 FOR PC!!!! :D

dimx20
dimx20

FINAL FANTASY FOR PC !!! DO IT :D JUST DO IT EVEN IF IT COST 70 Euro i would buy it without second thought!!!!!

DarthTooth
DarthTooth

I think SE has now gained an interest in PC. Why else would they remaster the FF7 and 8 PC versions? They are also seeing sales on PC for games like Tomb Raider. And now their main console games can be easily ported because of x86. 

Glitchhawk
Glitchhawk

"Square Enix is also considering using the PlayStation Vita for cross-platform functions for FFXV. Smartphones and tablets are also on the table for various FFXV-related features and apps." 

uhm.. sorry SE but sony said all games will support vita streaming.. soo unless you mean other things like customizing your armor... you don't really have a choice lol.

toddx77
toddx77

I wouldn't mind if this came to PC as well as Kingdom Hearts 3.  It would be nice to have on steam and I wouldn't have to buy a ps4 as quickly.

supermia0
supermia0

i'm sure this will be top torrent game... if it come out on pc lol

Eraldus
Eraldus

I'm really sad to say that, for the first time, I don't really care if this game doesn't get a PC version at all... And before you get all butthurt, I'm speaking for myself

saifssj6
saifssj6

there is a huge chance it wont,even if it does,it wont sell for the same reason ff7 did not,or 8 for that matter.Although casual gamers have significantly increased over the years...but its all for consoles...not pc.I would really like that to happen,since square enix goes the extra mile for their pc version of their console game which makes the absolutley stunning...but...i just dont see it happening...I really hope they do....but i dont see it

tu2pac
tu2pac

Just say no ....

alterzero
alterzero

Bring it on!... That's what I'd tell them, it actually makes me glad that Final Fantasy games go multi-platform, there's more to choose from and Square Enix may sell much more and then do better games, I've been a Final Fantasy fan since FF VIII and if they make the game for PC as well I'll be glad to get it, of course the PC specs are no problem to me, next gen consoles might have just matched my PC and I can always upgrade it as necessary!...

I must admit it would feel weird to play the game on PC being used to PlayStation but it should be better, in regards of visual quality at least, the controller would not be a problem, there will be XBox One controllers available and I'm sure they will be fully compatible with PC as well!...

By getting this game on PC the road for future Final Fantasy games will open for so many more people and there's always hope for me at least to see older games brought back to life in glorious remakes using the latest technologies and I'm talking in particular about Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX, just like X and X-2 but significantly better!... ^_^

HKILLER88888
HKILLER88888

it's gonna be hard for a PC gamer to get the story and rarely a PC gamer is patient enough to read all that text which involves in FF games.i remember i watched the Advent Children(Animation) and i didn't understand it at all.but later when i was fortunate enough to play Crisis Core on a PSP i got what was going on half way.but how did the game got from Crisis core to here?I don't know!but you can search the whole internet and read walk through and watch videos to know what's going on but if they do it themselves that would be pretty nice.also i'm not sure how FF games are played cuz from what i've been told Crisis Core's game play is very different from other FF games so is it going to be okay on PC?

WiredDreemz
WiredDreemz

Unless they do a stellar job of integrating the control scheme of a PC into the game, this may be a terrible PC title to use with a mouse and keyboard. Has anybody ever tried to play Binary Domain or Darksiders II on PC with a mouse and keyboard! Terrible!?!?!?! Eventually I bought a 360 controller for the PC to enjoy the games, and what a difference it made to the playability of the titles!

Flonne_N_Etna
Flonne_N_Etna

@renerak Lol, working PS3/XBox360 Emulator? Even if you made it yourself, the emulator would need a crazy high spec PC.

walloftruth
walloftruth

@saifssj6 What are you talking about? FF7 was in the top 5 highest selling games for a few weeks when it came to Steam.

InvaderZ1M
InvaderZ1M

@alterzero Couldn't have put it better myself, Although you can use the PS3 and Xbox 360 controllers on PC already using some well written and very handy software, again as alterzero says we all have hope that SE remakes the early Final Fantasy games only better now the technology is here

toddx77
toddx77

@HKILLER88888 So PC gamers don't likr Neverwinter Nights or Dragon Age: Origins then?  There is a lot of text in those games.

clockworkengine
clockworkengine

@HKILLER88888 The only thing that ties Final Fantasy games together are their similar narrative themes of disparate groups of people from different walks of life banding together to save worlds.

Onallion
Onallion

@HKILLER88888 Are you for real? since when have PC gamers had trouble with reading text? PC gaming STARTED with text-only games.

Not to mention the new FF games are fully voiced, so I have no idea what you're talking about.

nic1357
nic1357

@WiredDreemz pretty much everyone with a PC that plays action-style games has a control pad of some sort.

Majkic666
Majkic666

@Flonne_N_Etna @renerak  i love it when people say high spec or crazy high spec cuz  the truth is you dont need that, you need a medium to low PC to be able to do it without problem a medium PC should easy be able to pull of a emulator of PS4 and X1

renerak
renerak

@Flonne_N_Etna@renerak You are overestimating the ps3 and xbox360 if you think you need insane PC's to run the emulator, the ps3 architecture is a bitch but the games currently compatible run fine, and the ones not listed run like shit not cause of the hardware but mostly compatibility.

renerak
renerak

@Flonne_N_Etna  Right you are.

And emulation requires a pc atleast 2x and preferably 3 or more times the power of the actual hardware so emulation of ps4 and xbone in the least will need a 7950 to run, this is considering the emulator is coded and threaded well, since similar archetecture and all.

Flonne_N_Etna
Flonne_N_Etna

@Majkic666 @Flonne_N_Etna @renerak  You have no idea how emulators work do you?

In terms of hardware power, mid range PCs are superior compared to XBox 360 or PS3.

But emulation is far more complex..




I'm a PC gamer with a fairly high end system.