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Tabata makes 60fps for FFXV seem unlikely, no plans to remake Crisis Core

Tabata makes 60fps for FFXV seem unlikely, no plans to remake Crisis Core

Written by Brayden — 10 Sep 2017

PC Gamer has asked Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV about the possibility of the Windows Edition supporting 60 frames per second and his response might let some people down.

"Supporting it will be possible, but considering the spec you'd need to get that level—with native 4K, HDR, and a good 60fps—the machine we've got here couldn't do that at the moment. That's a GTX 1080 Ti, and even with that 60 frames is not possible.

The thing about it is: we can't use an SLI in there, we can't incorporate that. So, multiple cards, there's the loading of the previous frame and you have that little bit of delay. It doesn't allow for that proper 60 frames. In order to get that really smooth 60 frames, you need a higher capacity base in order to do that. All the physics simulations as well need to be refreshed in every frame—if you have two cards running in tandem there's that little bit of delay between the sending of data between the two cards and that's what makes it impossible."

Tabata also confirmed Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will support Steam Workshop.

And finally, Tabata also the director of Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- was asked about a possible remake of the game.

Tabata: [Laughs] If I remade it? There's no plans to to remake that, no.

PC Gamer: I think you should.

Tabata: I think that'd have to be after the seven remake. I think once that's out, that might create some kind of chance for that. But at the moment, before that, I can't say if that's likely. I'm very happy to hear you suggest that, though.

PC Gamer: That's not a no, then, in light of the FF7 remake.

Tabata: No, I think as far as Final Fantasy 7 is concerned, the remake of that is top priority for now. At the moment, because we've changed our internal structure, we're not the team working on the seven remake so I really can't say anything about it.

By "internal structure", Tabata is referring to the Business Divisions. Tabata is the head of BD2 who made Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy VII Remake is being made by BD1, headed by Yoshinori Kitase, the executive producer of Crisis Core. BD1 is also responsible for Mobius Final Fantasy and the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.

Tabata previously said after the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD that a remaster of Crisis Core "probably wouldn't" be worth doing and a remake would more likely be worth doing.

Earlier this year, Tetsuya Nomura, the director of Final Fantasy VII Remake and creative producer of Crisis Core said the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII was not canon to the remake.

Source: PC Gamer