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.

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.

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361 comments
johnnie93
johnnie93

All I need is this game on PC and then I don't have to buy a PS4 just to play it, since the only other game I am interested in is MGSV and that is coming to PC! 

Plus I will be able to play both of these games on 4K at 60fps.

Viktor737
Viktor737

I got Xeon e3-1231v3, 8 GB RAM and GTX 780. I think my PC should handle it. Many people are upgrading their PC to at least the same level as i have and higher. And by the time FFXV gets released, such rig will become more common among gamers. Please SE, do us a favor and release the game on PC :)

nikoladebenak
nikoladebenak

IT WOULD BE GREAT I think it would pay of so why not 

I allredy have like 40 or so friends that dream about this game relising on PC 

Many of us in smaller countries dont buy consoles so we prefer gaming on PC 

Because of that reason we often upgrade our PC so it will surely work

Once again i hope it will come out - if not unfortunately me and many other peoples will not be able to play it ):

-Unreal-
-Unreal-

I don't consider a budget AMD CPU and 3GB of DDR3 and 2-3GB of DDR5 accompanying a 260X or GTX 760 that high end.

You're just reaffirming what we already thought of Japanese developers.

flashn00b
flashn00b

Final Fantasy III is out on Steam. If you want XV on PC, buy it at your earliest convenience if not immediately.

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

GDylan
GDylan

@Viktor737 Especially now that a gtx970 is going to be slotting in at around 330$, and that means the new gen 250$ gfx cards are going to be roughly as powerful as a gtx770, that's just good news for people upgrading or building new, and within a budget.

GDylan
GDylan

@-Unreal- Its high end compared to consoles, but in the realm of pcs, that's pretty middle of the lane average for a current gaming pc, and a pc like that should easily demolish a current game at 1080p maybe not ultra graphics, but high without AA to get that 60 fps. 

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.

EXile1a
EXile1a

@DarthTooth 
And I think SE realizes that eventhough the hype sale at the beginning is lower on PC overall it sells more over time.
Giving them a steady revenue instead of a heavily fluctuating one.

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.

audioserf
audioserf

@GDylan With 3GB of RAM? I doubt it. 8GB is starting to become the norm for mid range builds like that (even though 8 is more than enough). 3 Is far too little to do any serious gaming.

GDylan
GDylan

@Flonne_N_Etna Well how fast your card can render a frame directly impacts how many frames per second a card can render, so yea, fps is essentially speed in terminology relating to pc's.

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.

GDylan
GDylan

@audioserf @GDylan Yea, ram aside, I agree with you, was just skimming comments the other day so kinda derped and read it as gddr5 for some strange reason. Ram is like the easiest thing to change out in a rig. 5 min max to switch out ram if you know what your doing and doing it carefully. 

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.



audioserf
audioserf

@GDylan I would be ashamed if it took me 5 minutes to change my ram lol. But I agree with the point you're making; the rig listed would probably handle this game with ease if it had ~6-8GB of ram.

zrex2metagor
zrex2metagor

@renerak @Flonne_N_Etna no you dont have a ps3 or 360 emulator -_- Tro.ll. Even a low-mid spec current gen PC is far superior to the ps3 or the 360, but emulation is completely different. Its not about emulating the software, but rather emulating the architecture and the microprocessor of the hardware. Current 8085 microprocessors are non compliant with the gnc architecture of a 360 or a ps3. Hell I would expect a ps4 emulator before a ps3 one and if a ps4 emulator does happen then its not happening before another 10 years. For a ps3? I'd give it 15 years. Heck you'd need a stronger hardware to run a ps3 emulator than you would a ps4 one. You're designing an emulator? which language are you using? Java? C++? Python? How exactly did you do the kernel coding? Talk to me about the kernel and then you can shout your mouth off.