Even though the main surprise (if you can call it that) is the release date of Final Fantasy XV in the recent Uncovered event, it doesn’t mean that there was nothing else of note that transpired on that occasion. There was the announcement and launch of the new demo for the 15th major installment of the Final Fantasy franchise, announcements of a new CGI movie and anime that takes place in the same universe as the game, and other exciting stuff. However, one not-so-exciting thing that was, or rather was not seen in the event was that the game is only available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Therefore, PC gamers may have to wait for an unknown date when it will be available for their machines.
Final Fantasy XV Director Tells Gamers They Are Not Currently Working on a PC Version of the Game
Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata, told Engadget that Square Enix is not currently working for a PC version of the game.For those who could remember, it took years before Final Fantasy VII made its way to PCs. While the director said that he was “aware of the big call for a PC version,” it’s not in their priority lists as of late.
Tabata said, “Unfortunately we weren’t able to do simultaneous development on a PC and console version for XV. We had to focus on the console version and our goal was to maximize, optimize everything for the HD consoles. Once that’s done, then we will definitely take a good, hard look at PC and what we need to do, and consider all our options. But right now we aren’t decided, we’re still considering a lot of things.”
It wouldn’t be much of a surprise if FFXV would make its way to PCs eventually, but the date is still unknown as to when that will happen. It could even mean that it would still be far into the future before the game lands on PCs.
While it may still be a long time before Final Fantasy XV does make its way to PCs, as of late, there are games that are found in consoles that did make its way to PCs in just mere months after their original release. Titles such as Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below made their way into the PC just months after their PS4 release dates. I Am Setsuna is also slated to be released at the same time it will be launched on the PS4 and PS Vita.