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News: Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition + Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Now Available

Feb 21, 2018
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Today is the day Final Fanatics have been waiting for: the PC version of Final Fantasy XV is officially for sale! In addition to 4K resolution and mod support, newcomers and returning players will also find a first-person camera mode, new trophies, new achievements and an expanded Insomnia City map with all-new challenges. Plus much more!

Console owners aren't missing out: all the new content in the PC version can also be found in the Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, or the Royal Pack, starting today.

Square's press release has all the details.

LOS ANGELES (March 6, 2018) – Now is the perfect time for newcomers to embark on their journey through the world of FINAL FANTASY® XV. SQUARE ENIX® today released FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION for STEAM®, Origin and Windows 10, and FINAL FANTASY XV ROYAL EDITION for the Xbox One and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Both editions are packed with brand-new add-on content and features in addition to the base game, including all Season Pass content released since launch, an expanded map, new areas to explore and more.

Both FINAL FANTASY XV ROYAL EDITION and FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION feature*:
  • Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins – all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players will also take on the Rulers of Yore.
  • A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fishes and dishes.
  • A new accessory that can activate the new action “Armiger Unleashed” - players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed.
  • A new first-person camera mode, allowing players to experience the game from Noctis’ perspective.
  • More than a dozen pieces of downloadable content including weapons, Regalia car skins and item sets.
  • All season pass content including EPISODE GLADIOLUS, EPISODE PROMPTO, MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES** and EPISODE IGNIS.
  • Archive – players can review the “Cosmogony” stories scattered throughout the FINAL FANTASY XV world. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations, allowing players to obtain more information about the world.
  • Quest to obtain and strengthen Regalia Type-D .
  • The FINAL FANTASY XV base game, with new trophies/achievements.

*Internet access is required*
*FINAL FANTASY XV MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES requires a subscription to an Xbox Live Gold membership or a PlayStation®Plus subscription.

Those who have already purchased the base game can purchase the FINAL FANTASY XV Royal Pack, to access the new content via the Microsoft Store and PlayStation®Store.

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION also features:
  • High-resolution options and visuals compatible with native 4K (3840 x 2160), graphical options can also be configured to support up to 8K
  • HDR 10 support
  • Mod Support - As a preview of what players will be able to do with mod support, players who own FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION on Steam can find the Half-Life Pack items in the Steam Workshop. Further mod support details to be announced at a later time.
  • Tobii Eyetracking Integration - For more information on how players can control cameras, auto-aim, warp tolocations and more via eyetracking, refer to the blog post.
  • AlienFX Integration – This allows for a more immersive experience with lighting effects tied directly to in-game action on Alienware peripherals.

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION supports Native 4K and 8K resolutions with HDR10™ and DOLBY ATMOS® along with ongoing mod support. Minimum, recommended, and 4K HDR PC specifications for players looking to enjoy the ultimate experience on PC are outlined below.

  Minimum Specs Recommended Specs 4K HDR Specs
OS
Windows® 7 SP1/ Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 64-bit Windows 7 SP1/ Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Fall Creators update
CPU Intel® Core® i5-2500(3.3GHz and above)
AMD® FX®-6100 (3.3GHz and above) Intel Core i7-3770(3.4GHz and above)
AMD FX-8350(4.0 GHz and above) Intel Core i7-7700 (3.6GHz and above)
AMD Ryzen® 5 1600X (3.6GHz and above)
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB VRAM
Radeon RX 480 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Main Memory 8GB 16GB 16GB
Screen Resolution 720p 1080p 4K HDR (2160p)
Hard Disc Free Space on SSD
OVER 100GB OVER 155GB
Sound Card DirectSound™ Sound Card, Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos
DirectX® DirectX® 11
Other DVD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive*, mouse, keyboard, gamepad**
*A DVD-ROM Drive (one-sided 1 layer / 2 layer) is required
**Game is compatible with gamepad but not required

*Note if the customer’s computer doesn’t meet the operating environment requirements, or even in the case that it does meet the environment requirements and recommended requirements, there will be cases where the operations may not function correctly due to the combinations or compatibility between each of the drivers, hardware and software.

*Note that the physical version disc is an installer only. Internet connection as well as STEAM account registration is required in order to play the game. Any internet access fee or connection fee must be covered by the customer.

Additionally, a free update for FINAL FANTASY XV MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES is also available today, introducing several new gameplay areas, quests and other content, including:
  • Comrades Quest (Beginner - Intermediate) - Players can now earn exclusive avatar items through a new Comrades Quest where they take control of Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis and complete a thrilling series of Escort, Defense, and Hunt quests in medley form.
  • Chocobo Breeding (Intermediate - Advanced) - Up to 10 wild chocobos can now be raised, used to develop new power routes and pitted against ferocious foes at the Caem Colosseum after a sequence of events at Cape Caem are completed.
  • Royal Sigils (Advanced - Master) - Players can now unlock an extremely challenging multiplayer quest after completing a sequence of events at Galdin Quay and collecting the six remaining Royal Sigils.
  • Hidden Harbor - A new outpost is now unlocked after completing a sequence of events at Galdin Quay, functioning as a “mini-Lestallum” complete with Mission HQ, Power Station, Glaive Barracks, a Remodeling Station and new Chocobo Stables. The new mini-outpost Norduscaen Garrison will also be accessible, and includes a special training session against a refurbished Magitek Armor.
  • Additional Content:
    • Higher Avatar Character Level Cap - From Level 50 to Level 99
    • Higher Weapon Level Cap - From Level 99 to Level 120 (requiring special Meteorite component)
    • Ability to Dismantle Armanents - Available after obtaining the Engine Schematics
    • New Guest Chefs at Camp - Including Libertus, Gentiana, Cor, Aranea and Iris
    • Exchange Gil for Meteorshards - Visit Navyth at a certain outpost
    • New Hunt, Escort and Defense Quests
    • New Armaments, Weapon Abilities, Remodeling Components
    • New Avatar Items - Modeled after familiar faces from FINAL FANTASY XV
 

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Oct 24, 2017
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I checked the royal edition gameplay on twitch. I'd say the new update is good. I like the new rogue boss too. It seems like a good update.
 
Feb 21, 2018
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I can't wait to face Cerberus and Omega. The armiger sound interesting, this going to be a lot of fun.
 
Feb 22, 2018
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Fighting in first person is really difficult. Sometimes enemies catch me off guard and whenever I initiate any special combo attacks, I miss all the action cause it happens all behind me.
 
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Fighting in first person is really difficult. Sometimes enemies catch me off guard and whenever I initiate any special combo attacks, I miss all the action cause it happens all behind me.
 
Apr 10, 2018
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Oh wow. Imagine playing this game on a very high-end PC. The graphics and framerate must be godly. They've also added a lot of content updates. Too bad I already sold my PS4 copy. :(
 
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Oh wow. Imagine playing this game on a very high-end PC. The graphics and framerate must be godly. They've also added a lot of content updates. Too bad I already sold my PS4 copy. :(
You can always buy another one as long as it's still available in the market stock, but unless of course you don't have the money to buy it at the moment now. Maybe I could lend you some :D.
 
Nov 27, 2017
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The upgrades looks absolutely awesome and fantastic, I'm sure that every Final Fantasy game fan would love to play this PC version of Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, or the Royal Pack. I'm definitely getting it anytime soon.
 
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You can always buy another one as long as it's still available in the market stock, but unless of course you don't have the money to buy it at the moment now. Maybe I could lend you some :D.
Hahaha. I would appreciate it if you can lend me some money for the newer edition of the game. The issue is will I be able to use the save file from the standard Final Fantasy XV game? Or do I have to start a new one?
 
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I would love to ask this because it's been bugging my mind for a while now, playing on Xbox One console and Playstation 4, which one is more fun? I make use of PS4, so I don't have any experience with gaming on Xbox One.
 
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I would love to ask this because it's been bugging my mind for a while now, playing on Xbox One console and Playstation 4, which one is more fun? I make use of PS4, so I don't have any experience with gaming on Xbox One.
I'm guessing it is almost the same amount of fun. Just like you I've played most of my games on Ps4 and pc. Actually the only time I've used Xbox one is at my friends place.
 
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Then, if there aren't any specific changes or differences in what one gains from playing on either PS4 console or Xbox One or PC, then it's no need getting worked up about never playing on Xbox One.
 
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Then, if there aren't any specific changes or differences in what one gains from playing on either PS4 console or Xbox One or PC, then it's no need getting worked up about never playing on Xbox One.
If you're wondering which of those three you'll experience more fun playing, it would be the PC version. PC gamers will have access to mods and tweak their FFXV to their liking. I think there are few or no mods yet for Final Fantasy XV but there will surely be more available in the future.
 
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Then, if there aren't any specific changes or differences in what one gains from playing on either PS4 console or Xbox One or PC, then it's no need getting worked up about never playing on Xbox One.
If you already got pc or ps4 then I don't see any need to buy Xbox one, I would actually use that cash to buy more games if I were in your shoes.
 
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If you're wondering which of those three you'll experience more fun playing, it would be the PC version. PC gamers will have access to mods and tweak their FFXV to their liking. I think there are few or no mods yet for Final Fantasy XV but there will surely be more available in the future.
I haven't played on PC yet or Xbox One, but I have played virtually on all Playstation consoles from PS1 to PS4. Maybe I should try spicy up my game a little bit buy trying out PC version. What do you think?
 
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If you already got pc or ps4 then I don't see any need to buy Xbox one, I would actually use that cash to buy more games if I were in your shoes.
Alright, thanks for the suggestion. It's obvious I shouldn't bother about going to get Xbox One when it's just almost the same thing with PS4.
 
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I haven't played on PC yet or Xbox One, but I have played virtually on all Playstation consoles from PS1 to PS4. Maybe I should try spicy up my game a little bit buy trying out PC version. What do you think?
Yes, you should. Aside from mods that make games more fun, you’ll also be playing without frame rate locks. You can also play on higher graphics settings if your machine is powerful enough. :)
 
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