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Final Fantasy XV coming to PC in early 2018

Final Fantasy XV coming to PC in early 2018

Written by Brayden — 21 Aug 2017

Square Enix has finally announced that Final Fantasy XV will be released for Windows PC in early 2018.

Titled 'Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition' it will deliver the "highest quality version" of the game.

The game will support many high resolutions including native 4K (3840 x 2160) and HDR 10. Graphical options can also be configured to support up to 8K. It will also feature support for Dolby Atmos and 7.1 surround sound.

All content added to the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One via updates and DLC will also be included.

A first person camera mode will also be included.

The game will also be loaded with the following NVIDIA GameWorks technology:

NVIDIA Flow – creates vivid, combustible fluid, fire and smoke.

NVIDIA HairWorks – creates dynamic, life-like hair and fur for characters, animals and monsters that inhabit the game.

NVIDIA ShadowWorks – enables characters to cast shadows on themselves.

NVIDIA Turf Effects – creates life-like grass and vegetation in the game environment.

NVIDIA VXAO – adds depth and realism based on the physics principles shadows and light.

It will also include GeForce Experience capture and share tools:

NVIDIA Ansel, an in-game photography tool that allows gamers to compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high fidelity formats, and share screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset.

NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights automatically captures the player’s greatest gaming achievements in video and screenshot, enabling seamless sharing through social channels.

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV had this to say.

“With the help of NVIDIA, we are creating a stunning visual experience in FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION, one worthy of this beloved franchise. NVIDIA pushes the pace of innovation in our industry, and that benefits gamers and developers alike.”

The Steam page currently says it will feature Steam Achievements and full controller support. There is currently no mention of Steam Cloud or Steam Trading Cards but these listings can always have mistakes.

The Steam page also lists all of the languages it will support including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. English, French, German and Japanese audio will also be included. Oddly, Russian also has audio ticked. This is likely just a mistake however.

It will be available via Steam, the Windows 10 Store and Origin Store.

You can check out the announcement trailer below.