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Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Demo Arriving Next Week

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If you’re itching to get your hands on Final Fantasy XV’s fancy PC version ahead of its March 6 release, Square Enix has you covered. Today they announced that a free demo of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition is coming February 26 to Steam, Origin, and the Windows 10 Microsoft Store.

The demo will include the tutorial and all of chapter one. Any save data from the Windows 10 version will be cross-compatible with the Xbox One version of Final Fantasy XV. A later update will enable Windows 10 and Xbox One players to play together with the Comrades multiplayer expansion.

Square Enix also announced pre-order details for the Final Fantasy Windows Edition, organized by which digital store you purchase from.

Steam

Purchasing the game before May 1 grants the Half-Life Pack. The Half-Life Pack provides a costume for Noctics that turns him into Gordon Freeman, the silent, bespectacled protagonist of the Half-Life series. The costume will also be available for multiplayer avatars when playing the Comrades expansion.

The last Half-Life game released in 2007. Valve, rather infamously, has no plans to make any more despite leaving the story unfinished.

Steam players will also receive the FFXV Fashion Collection, which includes some more outfits for Noctics in the forms of T-Shirts showing off the various DLC packs. These shirts actually have in-game benefits, from increasing strength to improving health recovery.

Origin

Pre-ordering from Origin grants the FFXV Decal Selection, letting players decorate the Regalia car with colorful details. Other pre-order bonuses will be announced later.

Microsoft Store

You will receive the FFXV Powerup Pack if you purchase via the Microsoft Store. The pack includes 10 phoenix downs, 10 elixirs, and a legendary sword called Dodanuki.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will support up to 8k resolution with HDR10 and Dobly Atmos, as well as mod support and all released DLC and updates. Console owners interested in this version can upgrade to the Royal Edition. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will be available March 6, with the demo coming February 26. It’s rated T for Teen.

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Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale Has Thousands of Discounted Games

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The Lunar New Year, which celebrates the beginning of the Chinese New Year, is also the time for another Steam sale. The Lunar New Year Sale features thousands of discounted PC games up to 75% off. There’s definitely a missed opportunity here for highlighting dog-centric games, as 2018 marks the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese calendar. The relatively brief sale ends February 19.

Each day new deals are highlighted, though all the discounted games can be found right now. Recent highlights include Wolfenstein II ($29.99, 50% off), ARK: Survival Evolved ($19.79, 67% off), Pyre ($5.99, 50% off), and Cuphead ($16.99, 15% off).

Also hitting Steam at the same time is an update to Wishlists. If your wishlist of games has become unwieldy (as mine has), you’ll appreciate the new sorting options. It works particularly well during a Steam sale, as you can filter by games with 25%, 50% or 75% off. You can also sort if a game is in Early Access or officially released. Finally, you can add games to your shopping cart directly from your wishlist. If games have multiple versions available (like a Deluxe version) then the link takes you to that game’s store page instead.

The Steam Lunar New Year sale ends February 19.