Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition finally available for purchase
Released globally for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at the end of November 2016, Final Fantasy XV is now available for Windows PCs. However, the base version of the game that goes by as Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition also includes the content that console versions received as free updates, as well as the downloadables that were originally available through the Season Pass. In addition to these, we should also mention the new first-person camera mode and the expanded Insomnia City Ruins dungeon.
According to the official blog post that announced its release, Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition "includes many of the latest cutting-edge technologies, allowing for gameplay with an even more beautiful picture quality than Xbox One." The older event movies have been improved with high-resolution textures of both the characters and environment for the maximum natively supported resolution of 4K. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition also comes with HDR support and can deliver up to 120 frames per second at the resolution mentioned above. However, the graphical options can also be configured to support up to 8K.
To enjoy HDR10 imagery in Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, the user must run this title on a machine with the 64-bit Windows 10 Fall Creators Update installed, powered by an Intel Core i7-7700/AMD Ryzen 5 1600X or higher, next to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. However, playing at lower resolutions also drives down the hardware requirements. A benchmark tool is freely available for those who want to see if their hardware can handle this title properly before purchasing it, but a playable demo is also ready for them.
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition has a price tag of US$49.99 and can be purchased in a physical disc version or digitally. Those having a grudge against the Microsoft Store can also get the game via Steam or Origin.