Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has said he is ‘quite positive’ about a PC version of the upcoming JRPG, and that it would not be a simple port of the console version.
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In an interview with French site JeuxVideo (translated via NovaCrystallis) Tabata said that the increased power of PC hardware excited him as a means to reintroduce features that were cut from the final release of the game due to console limitations.
“I have in mind a version of Final Fantasy XV that is more technically developed,” Tabata told JeuxVideo. “This version could incorporate things that we were forced to abandon because of the limitations of home consoles. With the PC, this would be an opportunity to release a version far superior in terms of quality and tech.”
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are slated for a September release in the west, and Tabata expects to make an announcement about DLC plans later in the Summer. This continuing workload for the initial console release means a PC version could be more than a few months down the line, so don’t expect any late summer roadtrips with your ridiculously beautiful bro squad.
“With the PC, this would be an opportunity to release a version far superior in terms of quality and tech,” Tabata said. “That said, if we choose to develop this project, the development will start from scratch by doing research of what would be the best technology to use. It might not be a simple port of the console version.”
We’d rather wait a while for a ‘far superior’ version of that one scene in the Jeep from Zoolander than the garden variety console port.