Final Fantasy is one of the best selling franchises in the video game industry. Final Fantasy XV, the franchise’s latest iteration, was nominated for a lot of awards at both The Game Awards 2017 and PlayStation Game of the Year 2017 awards. Now, after having record-breaking sales on both PS4 and Xbox One consoles, the game is all set to make its way to PC. The critically acclaimed game is something that fans can’t wait for, and Square Enix, the development team, has dropped some big news for those interested.
As reported by Gamespot, to help players prepare for the game, Square Enix has shared a benchmark tool on its blog, giving you a chance to start optimizing your computer ahead of the game’s release.
Final Fantasy XV is full of beautiful landscapes and a ton of resource-heavy models, which will definitely be taxing on your system. The minimum requirements of the game suggest that user should be well equipped with either a 3rd-gen i5 or i7 processor, at least 8 gigs of RAM, and should be sporting the Nvidia GeForce 1050 or the AMD Radeon R9 280 or better. In order to help you prepare yourself better for the game, the team has also released a benchmark tool for your PC systems, which you can download from the links mentioned below corresponding to your region:
The game is also available for pre-order on Steam, Origin, and the Microsoft Store. Interestingly, while the price is the same everywhere, each store offers a different pre-order bonus. You’ll get the FFXV Fashion Collection — a pack of t-shirts for Noctis that grant different buffs, if you pre-order the game via Steam. If Origin is your preferred game marketplace, you’ll receive the FFXV Decal Selection pack, which contains an assortment of decals for your car, the Regalia. Lastly, for those who pre-order from the Microsoft Store will get the FFXV Powerup Pack, which gets you the Dodanuki sword, 10 Phoenix Downs, and 10 Elixirs.
Apart from the pre-order bonuses, Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition also comes with native 4K, HDR, and full mod support. Also, it includes all the previously released DLC for the PS4 and Xbox One, namely: Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, and Episode Ignis, as well as the multiplayer Comrades expansion. It also delivers new content in the form of a new dungeon, extra boss fights, a first-person mode, and an added in-game vehicle, the Royal Vessel boat.
Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition is set to brace the PC world on March 6, 2018. Square Enix has also announced that it will be releasing a “Royal Edition” of the game for console users which includes all of the additional content featured in the Windows Edition. Players who already own the original game on their consoles will be able to purchase a Royal Pack upgrade to get all the additional content.
I’ve played the game on my PS4, and I simply can’t wait to try out the game in native 4K with HDR on my PC running the 1080 ti. The aforementioned benchmark tool has made me feel all the more confident in my build. But what about you? Did you try the benchmark tool and are you excited to play Final Fantasy XV on your Windows PC? Let us know in the comments down below.