'Final Fantasy XV' director Hajime Tabata wants PC compatibility for the title

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'Final Fantasy XV" was released on Nov. 29, 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Facebook/Final Fantasy XV

When “Final Fantasy XV” was released last year, Square Enix made it compatible with the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, which meant that an entire group of players -- PC gamers -- were left out in the dark. However, the game’s director has plans to turn this around.

In an interview with Famitsu (via Gematsu), director Hajime Tabata said that he would like to release the game on PC. “I want to show PC users ‘Final Fantasy XV’ running on high-end machines,” he said. “We personally would like to see it too.” He then went on to say that the new platform would allow new features such as making individual quests and making other mods.

This was not the first time that Tabata has mentioned a PC version of the latest chapter of the “Final Fantasy” franchise. Before the game’s release, he had already mentioned interest in the same, particularly because it would provide Square Enix the opportunity to explore more technical aspects of the game. Nevertheless, the idea never came into fruition.

Tabata’s most recent statement is still not confirmation that “Final Fantasy XV” will eventually come to PC. However, if Square Enix were to start the process, it could take a year for the title to reach the PC market. This estimate might be pushed back further by the fact that the game developer is also working on virtual reality content.

“Development is progressing,” Tabata said when asked about it. “But we haven’t progressed to the point where we can say specifically when it will be released.” Considering VR is actually on the table and Square Enix is still unsure of the turnout time, bringing “Final Fantasy XV” into the PC world is unlikely to happen any time soon.

And while there has been talk about additional content in the form of a DLC, Tabata confirmed that his team did not leave anything significant out of their plans. Whether it was in order to cut out scenes to cut the game shorter, or any other reason out of necessity, most produced features were included into the final cut. “Not particularly,” Tabata said when asked if anything was let go off.

“Final Fantasy XV” was released on Nov. 29, 2016. It takes place in the world of Eos, and players must control Noctis Lucis Caelum, heir to the Lucian throne. Together with three of his friends, they must take back Noctis' rightful throne kingdom.

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