At the NVIDIA conference at Gamescom 2017 Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XV will launch on PC in early 2018. The Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will support NVIDIA GameWorks technology as well as NVIDIA GeForce Experience for capturing and sharing videos and screenshots. It will support native 4K resolution (with options up to 8K), HDR 10 lighting Dolby Atmos sound, and high-resolution textures.

“With the help of NVIDIA, we are creating a stunning visual experience in Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, one worthy of this beloved franchise,” said Hajime Tabata, Director of Final Fantasy XV. “NVIDIA pushes the pace of innovation in our industry, and that benefits gamers and developers alike.”

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition includes the following GameWorks features: NVIDIA Flow, NVIDIA Hairworks, NVIDIA ShadowWorks, NVIDIA Turf Effets, and NVIDIA VXAO. It will feature dynamic hair and fur, real-time shadows, life-like grass, and advanced realism based on shadow and light.

Both GeForce Experience capture tools, NVIDIA Ansel and ShadowPlay will also be supported. Ansel is an andvanced in-game photography tool that lets you capture HDR images and add filters. Shadowplay can capture your videos as well as live stream to various social sites.

The PC version of Final Fantasy XV will also include post-launch content that was added to the game in free updates, as well as paid DLC that was available through the Season Pass. On PC you can also enjoy the all-new first-person mode to explore the world through Noctis’ eyes.

Final Fantasy XV released last year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to critical acclaim and commercial success. You can read our review here.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition is coming to Windows 10, Steam, and Origin in early 2018.


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