During the Gamescom 2017, one of the greatest announcement was Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition, which will be hitting the market sometime during ‘early 2018’.
As the PC version was announced, the publishers and game director had so much to reveal about the game. A couple of days ago, the game director discussed about the mod support for the PC version and also confirmed Steam workshop and PC optimizations after confirming their partnership with the NVIDIA.
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We know that the game will be having several features such as Nvidia GameWorks, HairWorks, Turf, Flow and many others as well. While the PC version will not be limited with the capped 30 frames per second just like the console version, but it will also run on 4K resolution and will have many textures.
So one can expect that the game will require a really high-end system to run it will maxed out settings and 4K resolution. But according to the game director Hajime Tabata, the most powerful graphics card such as GTX 1080Ti will not be enough to run the Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition with maxed settings, 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.
He shared the word while speaking with PC Gamer, suggesting that people might need a new level specs for their system to enjoy the game at native 4K and 60 FPS. He said;
“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.”
While he wasn’t in favor of SLI and multi gpu as it will not allow players to get proper 60 fps. On the question of multiple gpus, he said;
“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.”
As we heard him, the game will require some serious level of system specifications to play it with 4K resolution and get 60 fps. It can only be achieved if the players can lower the visual settings or perhaps, Nvidia and AMD may release a new high-end gpu which would be powerful enough and help out the players to compromise on visual settings.
The director says that it will not be a simple port on the PC as they are pretty serious about the PC version. So, it will be a proper version which is being developed on “high level PC architecture”.
The Final Fantasy XV will be rolled out on the PC via Steam and Origin as a complete experience, accompanying all the expansion packs and additional content. Stay tuned for more updates!