Having first been announced at E3 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, being renamed to Final Fantasy XV in 2013 and, finally, being released on the 29th of November 2016 on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, PC players won’t have to wait too much longer until they can get their RPG-loving mitts on the title. The aptly named ‘Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition’ is coming to Steam, Origin and Windows 10 on the 6th of March, featuring not only the main game and 20 game add-ons but also new features including an expanded map of Insomnia with new enemies and side quests.
For those that are yet to pick up the title on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition will launch hand-in-hand with Windows Edition, featuring all the aforementioned content to plunge your Engine Blade into. Highlights include an accessory to activate a new action, “Armiger Unleashed”, a fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat and, my personal favourite, diving into the Insomnia City Ruins. This particular area contains new bosses, such as Cerberus and, of course, Omega, and will also allow you and your party to battle with the Rulers of Yore.
For those that do already have the game but don’t want to miss out on the additional content, fret not, for Square Enix will also release the Final Fantasy XV Royal Pack, a downloadable bundle consisting of all the previously unreleased content, and this is also slated for the 6th of March.
PC specific features worthy of note are that both 4K and 8K resolutions are supported, both with HDR10 and Dolby Atmos too and, most surprisingly, ongoing mod support. Pre-ordering through the Windows Store grants you the “FFXV Powerup Pack”, a pack of items designed to power up the player’s performance in combat. Pre-ordering through Steam gives you the “FFXV Fashion Collection”, a selection of outfits and, finally, pre-ordering through Origin will come with the “FFXV Decal Selection”, a pack of decals for the Regalia car.
Is this enough to wet your appetite? Surely Ignis doesn’t need to come up with any more recipes?
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