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Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition Officially Announced for 2018 Release

Final Fantasy XV - Windows Edition

Square Enix has officially announced that Final Fantasy XV is coming to PC via Steam and Origins in early 2018 as Final Fantasy XV: Windows Version at Gamescom 2017, which comes to no surprise to some.

As shown in the reveal trailer above, Final Fantasy XV looks far more superior than the console version, as Square Enix brings the ultimate quality to this version. Compared to the console version, below is the addition that Square Enix adds to the PC version:

  • First-person camera mode
  • up to 8K resolution support, with native 4K resolution
  • HDR10 support
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Realistic grass simulation
  • Advanced hair simulation
  • Combustible fluid, fire and smoke simulation
  • Advanced shadow algorithms
  • High quality ambient occlusion
  • Ansel screenshots
  • All DLCs included (Episode Gladiolus, Prompto, Ignis, Multiplayer, etc.)

Final Fantasy XV - Windows Edition - Key Art

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition key art

Square Enix uses a lot of NVIDIA’s technologies in creating the ultimate quality of the game, such as the following:

GameWorks technology (real-time graphics and physics simulations)

  • 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.

GeForce Experience (capturing and sharing 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.

Final Fantasy XV - Windows Edition - Screenshot 4

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition first screenshots (click to enlarge)

Final Fantasy XV is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will be available for PC in early 2018.


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