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this was inevitable! my wallet is ready. can anyone post the full article, i can't view the link at work -_-
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FFXV PC Undecided, Off-Screen Features Likely
June 19th, 2013 by Tony Garsow

Final Fantasy Versus XIII was re-revealed as Final Fantasy XV just over a week ago, and the fallout from the brand-new series number is just beginning to settle. Originally, the game was intended to be on PlayStation 3 alone, but now slated for next-generation consoles, the game will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The team cites “several reasons” for the generational leap in this week’s Famitsu. Director Tetsuya Nomura was available, as well as Visual Field Director Takeshi Nozue and co-director Hajime Tabata (Final Fantasy Type-0, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII).

During his on-air E3 Square Enix Presents interview, director Tetsuya Nomura commented that the game was being developed in a PC environment, and that platforms that best support DirectX 11 will be likely candidates for the game’s appearance. While this may rule out a WiiU debut, it has led some PC fans to wonder if Square Enix will throw a bone their way.

Yoshihisa Hashimoto, Square Enix’s Chief Technology Officer, has lead the charge into the next-generation for the company with the Luminous Engine that will host games such as Final Fantasy XV. A PC version is currently undecided, but “collaborations” with Luminous Studio are planned for the future. The game, as per the team, will require a top of the line (expensive) machine to run. It’s because of this point that they want to see what the “demand” will be from the PC audience (which is your cue to let them know that you want it).

Previously, Final Fantasy games were developed on a “lead console” and ported to other systems such as Final Fantasy XIII. Final Fantasy XI was originally designed to fit within the capabilities of the PlayStation 2 and its hard disk drive, though support outside Japan was dropped when the console’s production eventually ceased. Such is the case with a Final Fantasy XV Xbox One version.

While Sony has touted PlayStation Vita will support Cross-Platform Play with PlayStation 4, Square Enix is considering the handheld for use with Final Fantasy XV. In addition to Vita, tablets and smartphones are on the table for various features.

Combat in Final Fantasy XV is taking a turn for more action as the above gameplay video illustrates. The team has taken a directional shift away from turn-based or time-based (ATB) combat for an entirely new direction. The team commented that one feature being added to the game is the ability to climb onto monsters in battle. A concept similar to this could be seen in the Final Fantasy Versus XIII 2011 trailer when Noctis was able to use combat vehicles (tanks, magitek). Noctis uses a behemoth’s horns to launch himself in the air in the newest gameplay trailer above.

You’ll also be able to switch between the three characters in your party at any time. Noctis, Gladiolus, and Prompto have been featured in footage thusfar, but we have yet to see the return of Ignis in combat or the newly-revealed Cor.

Final Fantasy executive producer Shinji Hashimoto hopes that traditional Final Fantasy fans won’t be disappointed and will embrace the shift away from Active Time Battle (a 22-year old convention) and Square Enix is looking forward to hearing feedback about the action-oriented combat. He also assures us that we will be hearing more about the game soon, and that the “dishonest” days of withholding information about games in development for months is at an end.
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It'd be pretty cool for you guys to get it on the PC, but I honestly doubt it'll happen. Squenix is in the business of console games. I'm surprised any Final Fantasy's made it to PC to be honest, but we'll see. If it does I might pick it up if there is some serious mod support. Stuff that requires me to upgrade to SLI 780's or something. LOL
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I wonder if the requirement for the "high end PC" is due to their lack of optimization or if it really needs that power. Heck, take a look at their new FFXIV engine. Sure its pretty but it's so not optimized, even after all these years, it still doesn't fully utilize the CPU and GPUs.

I can drop down in the 25-30 FPS on my 3960X and 3-Way SLI GTX 780's. Sure it's a "beta" but that's the thing. It's a beta of a game that was released several years ago and they still can't seem to get it right.
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I wonder if the requirement for the "high end PC" is due to their lack of optimization or if it really needs that power. Heck, take a look at their new FFXIV engine. Sure its pretty but it's so not optimized, even after all these years, it still doesn't fully utilize the CPU and GPUs.

I can drop down in the 25-30 FPS on my 3960X and 3-Way SLI GTX 780's. Sure it's a "beta" but that's the thing. It's a beta of a game that was released several years ago and they still can't seem to get it right.

As FFXIV goes, they haven't yet put in SLI or Crossfire support so your extra 780s aren't being used at the moment. Is your 3960X overclocked? My 2500K is at 4.8GHz and with my 680 I haven't once gone under 40 fps yet. I do have Ambient Occlusion on the "weak" setting. Running at 2560x1440.

As far as FFXV is concerned, though, since PS4 is a PC anyway I'd guess their engine would already by decently optimized. Just by the looks of the game I'd say they made a very reasonable statement.
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top of the line machine?

Bring it on
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What is their definition of "expensive machine" or "high-powered PC"? I bet it must be a machine equal to a thousand bucks which most of us at OCN considered as budget build. Of course, I really want this game to be on PC!!! OMG, please make this thing come true, petition or whatever! I'm sold!!!

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I mean, if it runs comfortably on PS4 the requirements can't be that insane unless they get lazy with the port. They're probably considering an i5 + 8GB DDR3 + 7950/660 Ti as an expensive machine.... which relative to PS4 would technically be true.
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I mean, if it runs comfortably on PS4 the requirements can't be that insane unless they get lazy with the port.

Well, that's the thing. As opposed to how they've done it in the past, they're developing it on that high-end PC with plans to scale it down to suit each individual console. The PC build could be well out of reach of the PS4 and Xbox One at this point, although I doubt they'd take things too far and risk ending up in the same situation that led to the move from PS3.
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Please. If they can save me money from buying new consoles I'm happy. Now Suda, Platinum and Atllus need to do the same
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Yeah they mentioned the build they have now the new consoles couldn't run them so you have to raise your expectations more on the system requirements.
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