Square Enix Interested In Bringing Future Final Fantasy Games To PC

By Ishaan . February 19, 2014 . 5:31am

Square Enix are interested in bringing future Final Fantasy games to PC, Final Fantasy series producer Yoshinori Kitase said in a talk with Eurogamer.

 

“Let’s not forget, when we developed the Final Fantasy 13 series, all three titles, at the early stages of development we were working on PC,” Kitase said.

 

“Then we had to port it to the consoles. As far as the technology is concerned, it would have been possible for us to make a PC version, but we decided against it for two reasons: we looked at the market situation and we didn’t think it would be a good idea, and also it would have involved lots of complex issues like security. So we decided not to do it this time around.”

 

However, Kitase added, Square Enix do see potential in the PC market for the future.

 

“But we see potential in it and there are lots of regions and countries where PC is very strong,” Kitase shared. “So in terms of our hope of being able to deliver our games to every single country in the world and to as many gamers as possible, yes, we would definitely be interested in pursuing that route in the future.”

 

It bears mentioning that both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III use DirectX 11 for development. Both games are being developed at a quality higher than next-gen consoles are capable of, and then ported down to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which use very similar architecture to PCs, facilitating easy porting and multiplatform development.

 

Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura, who is directing both games, has stated in the past that the company will consider bringing Final Fantasy XV to other hardware capable of running DirectX 11 as well. Once again, the possibility of Final Fantasy XV appearing on PC is looking very likely.


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  • Raine

    Well son of a bitch.

    The day where mods can do some awesome stuffs with Kingdom Hearts PC. Though, I rather have Final Fantasy IX PC edition first :)

  • Roll Caskett

    How about releasing FFIX,X,XII for the PC first ?

  • http://zhixson.wix.com/portfolio Zachary Hixson

    Yes please.

  • Tiduas

    I don’t mind these games coming to a wide variety of consoles since more people can enjoy them. Go for it Square-Enix!

    • KnifeAndFork

      Yes because it’s impossible for a PC owner to pick up a console

      • rupok

        Why would I spend money on a underpowered console when I have gaming pc? This is not elitism in any way, I understand why people buy consoles but I am not going to get one for this game. If they bring it to pc however I will preorder day 1.

        • KnifeAndFork

          There’s plenty of other reasons to get a console than just one game lol

          The fact that you call it underpowered just screams at your elitism from afar anyway. A game is not just about its graphics. That’s all PC elitists ever seem to wanna brag about in their arguments.

    • xzeldax3

      You are awesome for actually being glad that a awesome game will be enjoyed by more gamers like us. It is nice to have some positive energy for a change!

      • Tiduas

        And I’m just as happy to see someone reply like this as well. I have no clue of why there must be so much hate between PC and console gamers (and among only console gamers as well for that matter). I enjoy the games on every plattform and would never start to spit on someone because they don’t play like I do.

        Like you say, more positive energy is a good thing! :)

  • neocatzon

    PC = mods = yay.

    • Quan Chi

      As if good mods actually come out :P

      • neocatzon

        Skyrim might be a good example for a game saved by mods. They fixed everything Bethesda wreck before official patch and add more lifetime to the game. The list of games benefiting from mods are too vast to listed here.

        • Quan Chi

          Nobody will make good mods for a game that already has good graphics. The only mods that are viable to square games are the bad ports of 7 and 8. Other than that, Square’s new games will already look good.

          • Suicunesol

            You are making the assumption that mods are only for cosmetic purposes? Of course mods will be made if there is an opportunity.

            That is, assuming SQ allows their game to be modded.

          • Quan Chi

            okay, then tell me. What other mods are there for square games and none mmo games that are actually good?

          • Suicunesol

            I don’t know. Why limit my answer to Square games? I haven’t played most of Square’s PC games. But I have played Skyrim and Oblivion which both looked great at their time, but still enjoyed one of the most active modding communities ever.

          • Quan Chi

            You clearly said keep out cosmetics…

          • DesmaX
          • Quan Chi

            We’ve already went over skyrim. You keep naming one game. Name more than 8 games who’s mods arent only visual. Better yet, name more than 5.

          • DesmaX

            The developers do need to make a Mod kit in order for modders to be able to make more complex mods.

            If you want example on games that allow you to do that, you can check out the Steam Workshop (An enviroment where you can check game mods and automatically install to your games)

            http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/

          • Quan Chi

            As I thought and said earlier, most are mmos and games that alot of ppl don’t really like to play. For games that ppl do play alot, they are mostly nude mods or poor quality visual mods.

          • neocatzon

            WOT
            X series (that’s 4)
            Stalker Series (that’s 3)
            Freelancer
            Witcher series (that’s 2 plus upcoming Witcher 3)
            Half life (because source engine, that’s uh.. a lot)

            with exception of WOT, those examples are offline pc games with dedicated modders. Now, please do a research before arguing.

          • Quan Chi

            If you come in and tell me I’m wrong with something I said, that would make you the arguer.

            Out of all the gamers in the world, not a lot of ppl play these games
            ya’ll have stated. Not only that, ya’ll STILL said keep out visual mods.

            And even when you do, you’ve only named 1% games with decent mods or mods at all which MOST are visual. You haven’t made any progress towards “proving me wrong”. Most of these games that you count off aren’t even desireable by the majority of gamers.

            As a matter of fact, for the person that said leave out visual mods, you can’t even do that because 95% of mods are visual….

            And the games you’ve named are games which were boring and NEEDED work. Name games that a decent amount of ppl actually like.

            And don’t say any of the Street Fighter games because most of those mods are terrible.

          • neocatzon

            Games that lot of people play + game changing mods and not just visual, I think you mean total conversion mods. The requirements are pretty strict. Total conversion is not that rare but for popular game it might be pretty hard because the original game can be considered complete to begin with.

            Counterstrike is a half life mod.
            Perfect example is DOTA, a warcraft 3 mod.
            I can’t think any other popular example but both example is pretty popular. I think these qualify.

            If the mod support there it’ll be utilized. For some people the support itself can lead them to buy the game. Fixing parameter can also be considered non visual examples. An example may be XCOM:EU, it can be game breaking but dedicated modder can make change that even included later in official patch. In a way, this is also a way for user communicate with the developers.

          • Quan Chi

            And what does anything you’ve said have to do anything with square games?

            SquareEnix thread:

            OP: Mods, yay. (happy about mods to SquareGames

            Me: No good mods, don’t know why yay. (looks at past of modding with SquareEnix games…)

            3rd Party Interlopers: Mods are good, you don’t know what you are talking about (offtopic generalizing. Barging in without actually paying attention)

            Seems legit :/
            (btw, I have about 30-40 pc games, none of which have game rule changing mods…)

          • neocatzon

            Ok, I’ll back to the track. Mods yay because the possibility of mods being made. Just for that. Good or bad that depends on the person.
            I might misunderstand your reply and thought that was aimed to pc mods in general. If there’s a reply I post in unruly nature, then I’m sorry.

          • rupok

            Whole new games were created for mods. The whole Dayz game was a mod and it created a new genre of games. Stuff like garrys mode with trouble in terrorist town, prop hunt, etc. Counter strike one of most classic fps games was a mod of half life. League of legends origin (DOTA) was a mod. Do I need to continue?

          • flameraver64

            The Witcher and Witcher 2 mods. BOOM

          • Ni ~Algidus~
          • Quan Chi

            not only is the conversation already over, that’s not even a real pc game…..

          • Ni ~Algidus~

            you didn’t specified that it needed to be a SE PC game in the post that I replied. Also, when was the conversation over, when you asked to see modded SE games and that people like to play and that wasn’t a nude mode? I just showed them to you. Asking for a SE game that people liked alot and played it alot on PC is kinda of dumb since these games are on consoles not PC. And if you really wanted to end the conversation you shouldn’t had replied to my post.

            Just to end this. INb4 you complain about visual only mods. We can change the difficulty of the BBS worlds to make the game stupidly unplayable because of the difficult spike, there’s also some mods and cheats to play as other characters in KH and KHII

          • Göran Isacson

            Your efforts are valiant, but I fear this person is just in it for the argument: no matter how much logic is used, blind faith will just have it slide off them like teflon.

          • Ni ~Algidus~

            yeah. i’ll just not reply to this guy now

          • Quan Chi

            didn’t read. you are redundant. so I didn’t read past first sentence. read the whole convo you barged in on and you’d see that you are restarting the whole convo as if nothing ever happened.

          • KnifeAndFork

            Lol

    • pokeslob

      honestly greatly dislike mods, I think it takes away from the original game, as if it wasn’t good enough to begin with… PC gamers made an EASY MODE mod for Dark Souls, that literally defeats the purpose of the game, the game is SUPPOSED TO BE HARD! it’s okay in Skyrim because that game was already mediocre, but I’ll be damned if people mess with XV

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        It depends greatly on the game. Some games are popular enough that they get more good mod support than others, especially in the form of total-conversion modes. And FFXV looking as stylish as it does, and having as many systems as it apparently does, there’s so much a dedicated, smart team of modders could do with it.

      • Jero

        Yeah well, it was a pretty shitty port too so there are great mods for dark souls, like hd textures and bug fixing. Also mods are optional and free, I don’t see how anyone could be against it. It’s not like devs will make poor games just because fans will fix them.

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        if you don’t like mods you have the option to not use them and keep your game pure as it is, so I don’t see how you can get pissed by people modding their games. Also the FF community makes really good mods. Dissidia 012 got lots of decents mods. the community even do their own DLCs like Caius Ballad model for Jecht, Valkyrie Light costume. Kingdom hearts Stages and keyblades, Type-0 Costumes and more. There’s even some fans doing a complete overhaul in the PC version of VIII

        • KnifeAndFork

          Those were dumb in comparison to Skyrim, Fallout mods. You know, games that actually need mods

      • neocatzon

        I see where are you coming from but please understand that mods are not a requirement, their purpose are to adds extra flavor, like cheese. As anyone said below, decent mods can be created by dedicated fans/modders. But, playing it vanilla is also a choice, If you’re not interested you don’t have to install the mod. Still, mod support is one of several things that sought upon by players. The moral is let the choice be there for others.

      • rupok

        Its called optional. If you don’t want mods then simply don’t install them? I see no legitimate argument in your post.

        • pokeslob

          I never said you guys can’t have them, I just said I don’t like them. If casuals can’t enjoy a game without screwing with it that’s fine

  • JMaster3000

    Bring FFX/X2 HD on PC and i’ll be forever happy!

    • Kenny Loh

      Agreed, they should bring this FFX/X-2 HD to PC as well, it also don’t need super high-end PC to playing it, available for most PC gamers it would be a great market too.

      • KnifeAndFork

        PC gamers can’t afford a 200 dollar console?

  • Masa

    FFXV already looks beautiful on consoles……….on a pc though, i think mine would explode!

    • KnifeAndFork

      Wouldn’t be any different

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    FFXV on PC in stereoscopic 3D. *drool* :D

    • Namuro

      That would be pretty amazing…

    • neocatzon

      I’m watching downvotes in real time, cool! It’s still counting!

    • MogCakes

      lmao those downvotes

    • KnifeAndFork

      Even you are hung up on graphics?

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        No, I just love the PC as a platform and I’m fond of stereoscopic 3D because I think it makes it easier to discern a lot of things within a game’s world.

  • Yggdr5

    Translation: “We produce increasingly bad FF games which sell worse with every new installment. Since milking our console based Fans with overpriced DLC doesn’t compensate the decline in sales anymore we’re now desperate enough to be finally considering bringing new FF games to the PC as well. PS: With a heavy mark-up and no extras or pre-order bonuses for Europe as usual”

    • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

      How cynical of you.

      • Tom_Phoenix

        A well-deserved cynicism.

        • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

          Sure, if you believe so.

          • KnifeAndFork

            That lackluster 400k FF XIII LR Japanese sales says hi

          • Ni ~Algidus~

            that lackluster 400k sales actually were pretty good by what SE expected the game to sell.

          • KnifeAndFork

            Whatever helps you sleep at night…

          • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

            A sequel of a sequel making less money… yeah, that sounds very common.

            That still has nothing to do with my point. It’s all opinions. If you agree with Yggdr5′s post, that’s okay, it’s your opinion to agree. Just don’t throw it off as fact.

    • Minos

      …Weird.

      Why haven’t you been attacked by a pack of angry Squeenix Viral Marketers?

    • Thor Mjolnirs

      “With a heavy mark-up”

      You know Square Enix puts out their games on Steam, right? So there’s going to be Steam sales.

    • Samsara09

      http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/19/the-final-fantasy-xiii-project-sold-9-6-million-units-so-there-will-be-more-xiii/

      Well,here is the numbers your analyses lack,plus the following info:It is a fact a sequel will sell worse then the original and the decrease shall increase with each sequel.So,your brilliant analyses doesn’t hold quite well,SE is expecting it.
      Also,you should check the sells of all main entry final fantasies(not including sequels),mister economist,you will be surprised.The numbers are somewhat consistent…a few million up,a few down,but all of them are behemoth console sellers

      • chibidw

        If it’s a “fact”, I wonder why Square absolutely insisted on finding a way to continue that convoluted XIII universe twice?

        …Oh wait, right. Gross managerial incompetence. That’s also a thing.

        • Samsara09

          You would probably say that XV got delayed because of the sequels,but that is a fallacy.Compare the scope of the sequels and XV,along with the number of people involved in those products.Any delay they did was probably minimum.XIV,however,indeed delayed everything.

          Oh,downvoting me is a really cheap tactic when you have nothing to say,isn’t it?I can do it too,you know.

          • KoRLumen

            Also, let’s not forget XV’s dev team had nothing to do with XIII’s dev team lol.

          • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

            Not to mention that there is a fanbase in Japan who demanded sequels.

            People tend to have this warped opinion that the West is EVERYONE, and that no one wanted a sequel… well that’s dead wrong.

          • KnifeAndFork

            No one in Japan wanted a sequel quit making crap up or else post proof

          • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

            You post proof they didn’t. Lol this is the last of your points I’m going to reply to. You really are looking for a justification of hatred.

            And that’s okay. You can move on to other games and series that are better. Everyone wins, right?

          • KnifeAndFork

            No I asked you first. You post proof that they did. You’re the one that stated there was a fan base on Japan that “demanded” sequels. So I want proof of this claim.

          • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

            (Breaking what I said earlier for one last post here)

            Why should I go out of my way to find that information again and bring it up, only for you to knock it off with some witty remark?

            No thanks, I’m finished here. I’ve got better things to do than continue wasting my time arguing about a video game franchise with someone who’s mind will not change. I’m sure the same goes for you with me as well.

            Your word against mine in the end, I guess. You can go to sleep at night knowing that you managed to defeat another “blind SE defender”. Be happy. :)

        • Samsara09

          Also,with each game the trilogy got cheaper,with less people and resources involved.Compare XIII,XIII-2 and LR.So you see,they made XIII-2 and LR in a way that anything they would sell would be profit.That isn’t a perfect management,but is passable.

          Also,had the trilogy not happened,we woulldn’t have any new final fantasy ever since 2010 til when XV releases…after,what,3-4 empty years that succeeded XII.That would be pratically a decade.

          • KnifeAndFork

            And compare S-E library of titles to Squaresoft back when they actually had more diverse of a library; meaning, we’d have gotten more unique titles if S-E didn’t abandon them all just for FF.
            Also you forget their mishandling of FF XIV 1.0

        • Samsara09

          since you will ignore me,I will at least make things easy for you,see.Also,XIII’s ending insinuated a sequel,when lightning said they had a vision of everyone-along with Fang and Vanille-smilling.Well,crystals don’t smile.

          • KnifeAndFork

            XIII never intended to have a sequel.

            XIII-2 was an ass pull..

        • Samsara09

          Why they insisted?Well,you will probably ignore me.The fabula crystalis’s myth is quite rich.And each game(XIII,XV,type-0) has a different interpretation and execution.XIII,however,barely used it.

          • KoRLumen

            Indeed, the FCN mythos is one of my favourites by far.

      • Minos

        I love when people make these “Analyses” without taking in account the install base.

        • Samsara09

          well,they disregard the sells the company expected,which is what truly confirms if a game is a failure or not….for anything that surpasses it is profit…and the sells the game itself had.

          That analyse guy up there should look me in the eye(lol) and say 10 milion is “shitty sell”.

          and yes,there is the install base thing.The PS3 was a corpse on 2009…it was around the period (2009-2010) when XIII released that the PS3 became this behemoth we all love so much.

          • KnifeAndFork

            Corpse?
            Metal Gear Solid 4 came out in June 2008 and managed to sell 5.8 million copies globally

  • BitBoy

    Although i would love to see mods being made for KH and FF, I don’t blame them for skipping on PC due to the actual market. Though if steam machines become more popular, maybe that would be a good enough reason. :o

  • EinMugenTenshin

    Finally I can play some of my favorite franchises without exposing to my wife how much I actually play them. Thumbs up, Enix!

    • Nanaki

      A husband needn’t hide away from a hobby. The wife should embrace what he holds dear to him.

      • EinMugenTenshin

        Charming in theory, but how many women survive day in and day out of this? -_-

  • Alex Ocean

    Smart business move. Consoles are a dying breed.

    • Kenny Loh

      consoles are not dying breed, lol there still lot good jrpgs will keep staying as consoles exclusive anyway :)

    • icecoffemix

      PS1:

      4 months (one territory) – March 31st, 1995 – 0.85 million
      10 months – September 30th, 1995 – 1.77 million
      16 months – March 31st, 1996 – 4.26 million
      22 months – September 30th, 1996 – 8.07 million
      28 months – March 31st, 1997 – 13.50 million

      PS2:

      1 month (one territory) – March 31st, 2000 – 1.41 million
      7 months (one territory) – September 30th, 2000 – 3.52 million
      13 months – March 31st, 2001 – 10.61 million
      19 months – September 30th, 2001 – 19.58 million
      22 months – December 30th, 2001 – 24.99 million

      PS3:

      1 month – December 31st, 2006 – 1.7 million
      4 months – March 31st, 2007 – 3.5 million
      7 months – June 30th, 2007 – 4.2 million
      10 months – September 30th, 2007 – 5.5 million
      13 months – December 31st, 2007 – 10.4 million

      PS4:

      1 day – November 16th, 2013 – 1 million
      2 weeks – December 1st, 2013 – 2.1 million
      1 month – December 28th, 2013 – 4.2 million
      3 months – February 8th, 2014 – 5.3 million

      Yep, it’s dying. LOL.

      • Minos

        Use the whole numbers and you will see a diferent panorama.

        • icecoffemix

          Unfortunately I’m not from the future so I don’t know the PS4 number years from now.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            That isn’t what he meant. Your argument is talking about the present. Alex’s comment was referring to the future of game platforms in general. Posting PlayStation console numbers from ten years ago is completely irrelevant to this discussion, as it is no indicator of the current games market.

            I know you love PlayStation platforms, but PS4 isn’t the solution to everything. The market is shifting, more and more platforms are being introduced, and Square need to put their games out in relevant places so that their brands keep reaching out to relevant audiences.

          • chibidw

            Actually, if the PS4 is selling in three months what it took the PS3 almost a year, that may be indicative of increased market penetration – Which is a *good* thing.

            If Square’s future titles continue to sell poorly even on the PS4/XBO despite the larger install base, it would be more of an indication of the obvious and increasing cynicism towards their performance as a developer.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Comparing PS4 to PS3 is like comparing PS1 to the Sega Saturn. One did everything right, the other did everything wrong. It isn’t a fair comparison.

          • icecoffemix

            That’s not what I meant by posting PS number years ago, I post that to compare the uptake for past console with today’s “dying breed”, I guess it was always “dying” back then too. If you look at Xbox, it’s also has its best launch yet. Wii was never in the equation because the audience just wasn’t there before and now has moved on to smartphone/tablet, but they were never a crowd who will regularly buy $60 game anyway.

            I love PS but I welcome multi, I dunno what make you say that just from my above post. Seems rather defensive.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Don’t play this game with me. One look at your commenting history tells the whole story. Remember, Disqus shows your comments across all sites, not just ours.

            I’m trying not to embarrass you, so don’t force me to. Just stop partaking in discussions you clearly have nothing productive to contribute to and stop spreading misinformation. We consider that a pretty serious offense.

          • icecoffemix

            I know I love to show my dislike to 3DS but that’s more to do with the hardware than me hating specific company. You can sweep through my comment and see my support to multiplatform, or “embarrass” me, I don’t mind nor care.

            What misinformation? I’m sorry but you try so hard to be partial but it’s always fall flat, you always seem to steer the discussion to it.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            I’m not having this conversation with you. If you aren’t perceptive enough to realize what you’re doing wrong, then perhaps you shouldn’t be commenting at all. You’ve posted misinformation using vague sources and “I heard”-type commentary on a number of occasions in the past, and it’s almost always been slanted to conform with whatever preferences you have. Consider this your last warning.

            We’ve said it before, but SIliconera isn’t interested in being like most other sites. Our community guidelines are stricter and call for a more careful and productive approach to discussion. If you can’t keep that in mind, you may want to take your thoughts elsewhere.

          • icecoffemix

            What I’m doing wrong on this discussion? I posted number and told the reason why, you seem to misunderstand my intention but other people understand this evidenced with the upvote (not that I care with vote number but it does kind of show that they understand what I mean). Please tell me. You’re always so vague in this.

            I don’t remember spreading many misinformation too, I usually don’t claim my post as a fact if I don’t have hard evidence. I don’t think I’ve slandered companies too hard like some other posters.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            but other people understand this evidenced with the upvote (not that I care with vote number but it does kind of show that they understand what I mean).

            Upvotes are rubbish. Most people don’t know what they’re talking about, and upvotes are the most lazy way of saying someone agrees with you or that they don’t. It requires no effort and it requires no understanding.

            This is the last time I’m going to bother explaining this. Your comments, ever since you began posting them, have been slanted, misinformed and unresearched. You’re never going to accept this, and that’s fine.

            But the moderators have been keeping an eye on you for a while, and you’re not doing so great in anyone’s eyes right now. I suggest that if all your comments are ultimately going to take the form of subtly being against everything that isn’t a Sony platform, you take them elsewhere. That’s kind of what you’ve become known for.

            I don’t think I’ve slandered companies too hard like some other posters.

            Those other posters are not here any more. There is no “too hard”. We expect a certain decency here, and if you can’t conform to it, you’re welcome to leave. There are many other sites out there that will be more than happy to let you continue posting your opinions.

          • Minos

            I mean the WHOLE console market.

            I know that Sony fanboys think of themselves as the center of the Universe, but didn’t know they also didn’t even know there are other consoles.

            At the current numbers, even if the PS4 sells 300 millions the console Market will under-perform this GEN.

          • icecoffemix

            Yes, throw them ad hominem out of blue, I wonder who is who here, I don’t even insinuated console warz on my post, I don’t fucking care which console you’re in bed with.

            Oh the market? You mean the combined 160-170Million market of PS3 and X360? Yep sure looks unhealthy.

            That last line is funny, how big did you think it was during PS1 and PS2 era?

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        From 1 month selling 4.2m to 3 month it only moved 1.1m that supply issues is gonna make it sell a lot slower.

        • icecoffemix

          lol that’s one way to look at it, but okay.

          remember guyz, doooomed. ;)

  • Kenny Loh

    finally some good news appear from SE, lol, PC would be a good idea and there will be more peoples can playing this epic game, but only have to buy a very high-end PC to play it if you don’t want set it as the most lowest settings :D lol jk jk

  • God

    Security? Dude… FFXII has NO security, the game every FFXII game has leaked between 6-10 months before the actual release date…

  • Zer0faith

    This game has the hype of nearly a decade going for it. Here’s hoping it can live up to that FF x GTA feeling people think it will have.
    http://waa.ai/Leq

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    Why? So the pervs can make nude mods of FF characters?

    Waaaaaaaait a minute….

    • Kaetsu

      Naked Noctis? I’ll pass.

      • harmonyworld

        I want!

  • Stranger On The Road

    Note, the PS4 does NOT support DX11, it supports OpenGL 4.x plus Playstation’s own graphics API. On the same note, the Wii U supports DX11 [if I remember correctly].

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I should’ve been clearer. I meant that both consoles are capable of running games developed using DirectX 11 without significant issues while porting them over.

      • Your Face

        Any game that gets ported from one API to another would run without issues as long as they’re ported properly.

        Don’t see the point of stating that even with your clarification, unless you were pointing to the feature parity that the PS4 has with DX11 and that other consoles lack.

    • Your Face

      Neither the PS4 nor the Wii U support DirectX. It’s a proprietary Microsoft API.

  • MrRobbyM

    It would sure be weird to play a FF game on PC but it’d definitely be better. I’d like to if I upgrade my PC before then.

  • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

    Yes Please. ^_^

  • The Watcher

    technically any game can be made on PC because you use PC to develop games.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Pretty much. S-E with their dumb logic again

  • Spirit Macardi

    Kingdom Hearts 3 on PC. DO IT!

  • Raserengan

    if square enix port FF XV or KH III on PC im promise i will not fap2 again

  • http://gamesero.wordpress.com/ Arla

    Never been a Final Fantasy fan, but XV looks fantastic. I just built a having PC, so it Square.

  • Kamen Rider Rayz

    Come on Square Enix, lets just get straight to the point that Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 will be available on PC in the future. Lol XD

  • DesmaX

    Oh yeah. Can’t even begin to image how beautiful FF XV and KH III would be on PC’s.

    And, of course, gimme Steam Workshop support too

  • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

    Sometimes I wonder why I read the comments on any FF article anywhere… it’s the same all the time, and I guess people don’t get tired of venting hate for a company they probably still support.
    I don’t get it anymore…

    • Bunzi

      the other extreme isn’t much more productive, I think. If anything, blind loyalty to a declining brand isn’t going to improve it.

      • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

        If you think I have blind loyalty to SE, you’re sorely mistaken.

        • Samsara09

          well,since it is fashion to be a hater,we logical and mindful fans will always be called fanboys.Also,can’t a hater be called a fanboy?For all their crapping about the game,they still support it.

        • KnifeAndFork

          It’s not about you

      • Samsara09

        we fans need an “intelligent” way of supporting SE.Also,Taijutus-joshua is right.

        Bashing them to hell won’t change anything and will just make comunication between us and SE more difficult…

        boycotting them will just make things worse:Imagine,the fans boycott FF and the series dies?Well,people here will use the excuse that is was solely SE’s fault…

        We are fans,we are supposed to support SE,first and foremost.What you guys are doing will just ruin everything.Part of supporting SE is indeed criticizing weakpoints of the games…but this negativity is ridiculous.

        • KnifeAndFork

          S-E doesn’t listen what’s the point. Sega doesn’t listen either. Neither does Nintendo of America, Konami, and at times, Namco. It’s probably a language barrier or bad communications setup through faulty liasons branches. Or ego.

          Only Atlus really listens. And XSeed (though they’re publishers)

    • Rake

      Most I see who rant about the XIII games are Western fans.. don’t they ever think about the Japanese fans? ._.

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        there’s a rant about xiii in japan too. but it is online. to speak the truth there’s a rant about every new FF. XII was hated ALOT. now we have a good number of people saying good things about it (same with every other FF after VII)

      • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

        Obviously not. Apparently the world revolves around the West.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Guess what…the Japanese ate sick of FF XIII just as much look at LR abysmal sales

  • CirnoLakes

    Tehehehe.

    The future is so bright. All of the Japanese developers are coming to the PC.

    • MrRobbyM

      I’m actually more excited for the possibilities that come with this than the game on PC itself. If Square does manage to release FF14 on PC, that means a lot of other Japanese devs will have have more incentive to.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Are you trying not to buy a PS4?

      • CirnoLakes

        Well, that would be nice. Since I already have a capable PC.

        But that’s probably not going to happen. Not unless several other game series come to the PC. Such as Tales or Disgaea or, Klonoa(we may not ever get another Klonoa again, though :<), Bemani(probably an arcade exclusive franchise now :< I hope not), Shin Megami Tensei and Persona, Katamari, Taiko no Tatsujin, The iDOLM@STER, Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Okami(if there ever is another Okami game), and a lot of others.

        There are still a lot of companies I care about that aren't yet putting their games on the PC that I want to join. And even the companies that have, usually haven't brought my favourite games of theirs, like Tales or Klonoa.

        And even if they do, which would be such a dream come true, they're probably not going to come over and be ported immediately. And I won't want to wait, so I'll probably buy it rather than wait a long time on a port(though I will buy any game I care about when it is ported to the PC). I'll probably buy a PlayStation 4 for that first good exclusive it gets, like a Tales or Nippon Ichi game.

        But a day where I don't have to buy consoles to play games I want would be great. Having to buy new consoles every few years in order to play exclusive games is a lot of money, after all.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Welp I’d be in your club if Suda51 wasnt making Lily Bergamo all about dat speed.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Considering that Killer is Dead is coming to PC now, I have little doubt that Lily Bergamo will eventually make its way over, too.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            I dunno.

        • Spirit Macardi

          “(we may not ever get another Klonoa again, though :<)"

          Actually, not only did Empire of Dreams get a new trademark filed for it, but apparently a new age rating popped up far it recently as well. So don't count the Dream Traveler out yet ;3

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    I understand than reservations about putting it on PC. I mean it will just be pirated to high hell if on PC. Sure they’ll make money off the majority, but the pirate community grows stronger every year amd less are buying games. Sure you can pirate console games, but its not as easy.

    • Masa

      seeing as this game is ps4/Xbone it won’t be pirated at all.

      • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

        If it were to be ported to PC, it would definitely be pirated. There isn’t a game in existence, save for possibly subscription games that isn’t pirated.

        • MogCakes

          Even moreso because it’s Square Enix. People who were ‘former fans’ of FF will pirate the game in some act of rebellion. Or something.

    • CBanana

      Piracy seems to be overstated as an issue. There are lots of wildly successful games that have near simultaneous PC releases. Skyrim and Assassin’s Creed come to mind.

      Still, even if piracy is a significant issue, there are still notable advantages to the PC platform. PC games have higher margins due to not having to pay console licensing/certification/patching fees. On digital distribution, PC games also have much longer tails in terms of how long a game continues to get purchased after release. A third point to consider is that the used game market is pretty much nonexistent on PC.

    • darke

      It’ll be pirated to hell on a console as well. PS3 resisted for a long time but it’s broken; xbox was a sieve not long after it was released. PSP; DS; iPhone; android.. the only thing that isn’t broken at the moment is the Vita and the two ‘next gen’ system, but I imagine that like all, they’ll be broken eventually.

      And it wouldn’t surprise me if the PS4/XB1 are easier to crack too, since they’re just glorified and limited PCs.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Too much work . Why pirate on a PS4 when it’d be much easier to pirate the PC version?

    • CirnoLakes

      Piracy on the PC isn’t growing stronger every year.

      In fact, digital distribution platforms like Steam are curbing piracy. Most people would rather buy a game on Steam where they know it is safe, than risk getting viruses by downloading it on a torrent tracker.

      Also, even if piracy were rising rather than declining like it is, more and more millions of people are buying games on the PC than ever before. There are more than 60 million active users on Steam, and most of them buy many games. Steam has been incentivizing millions and millions of people to buy games on the PC, and like Gabe Newell has stated and cited sources for, PC game sales have gone up dramatically in recent years.

      In 2013 PC games sales sold over $20 billion dollars last year(2013), and the market showed signs of increasing, the sales of PC games will probably be well over $20 billion dollars this year. There are many people estimating at least $25 billion or more for this year.

  • MrJechgo

    For that they would need to RELEASE FF games…

    Can’t they triple their working crews to slash the dev time by 3? Maybe we would get more FF games is they weren’t taking their time making them. I’m not saying that they should rush them, but maybe they should increase their number.

    Where’s the difference between spending $30 millions for 500 employees for 6 years and spending $30 millions for 1,500 employees for 2 years?

    • Tom_Phoenix

      The difference is that adding more people to the project isn’t automatically going to speed it up; like everything in life, adding increasingly more developers to a project is subject to diminishing returns.

      In fact, one could argue that 500 employees is already WAY too much, since trying to maintain communication and a coherent vision of the final product among so many people is an absolute nightmare.

      • MrJechgo

        Yeah I know, but still… we’re getting one new FF game once every… 3, 4 or 5 years. It’s good that it is envisioned for PC, but at this rate, who knows what will happen to the market? Tablets are getting more popular than PCs and just as powerful, if not more. Are we gonna see a shift from PC to tablets anytime soon? If so, how will games be affected?

        For FF RELATED games, then yes, it would work, because they are more frequent.

        (I wouldn’t mind Dissidia for home consoles and PCs, so we could benefit from a REAL online multiplayer experience that we could never have with the PSP… and an expanded roster and updated graphics to boot.)

    • flameraver64

      Look up Brook’s Law: adding people to software projects does NOT magically make the project finish faster.

      • MrJechgo

        Pretty sure it helps though… If you have 10 character modelers making one character a week for 10 characters per week total, then with 30 modelers, you end up with 30 characters a week, instead of having the same 10 modelers giving you that same amount in 3 weeks.

        • flameraver64

          Again, look up Brooks’s Law: yes, it would SEEM that adding more people = faster development…but that’s not the case, ESPECIALLY in the case of XV which has been in development for like 8 years.

          The law states that: It takes some time for the people added to a project to become productive, and communication overheads increase as you add more people. Sure, maybe in art it’s fine because you can have each artist making a different model, but it STILL takes time to train them, tell them where you are in the project, update them on how you do things, and change any plans to take them into account.

          But modeling isn’t the only thing. It’s NOT that easy for things like programming, story writing, voice acting, etc.

        • KnifeAndFork

          The old how many cooks does it take to make an omelette

  • harmonyworld

    More like: with our graphics pushing becoming more ambitious, we’d need a graphics card up to date and recent enough to compensate and pc’s can be updated quickly unlike consoles.
    I mean look at what they want to do with ff15, you’d need a killer graphics card for that and if the ps4 isn’t good enough, pc is the next best option.

    • MrJechgo

      They first need to release the game. This game is in development since May 2006 and if released this year, it will be 8 years worth the wait. However, the longer a game is being developped, the higher risk it has to under-delivered. Sure, Blizzard’s games and GTA V took their sweet times, but games like Duke Nukem Forever did, but flopped horribly.

      Furthermore, adapting a game to the current technology is a grueling endeavor as well.

      I’m not wishing that for Final Fantasy XV though… or Kingdom Hearts 3 for that matter.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Graphics graphics graphics

      Graphics didn’t save FF XIII from being a horrible game

      S-E needs better director writers and gameplay designers instead of focusing on mostly graphics all the time

      • harmonyworld

        Meh, it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either.
        I find myself playing ff8 more than recent ff games~

  • Eilanzer

    just release for steam = auto profit

  • Kaetsu

    I might try KH3 if it came to PC but I’ve stopped playing main series FF games since 13(which I liked). I have a very strong feeling that FFXV’s story and characters will suck. Sure it may look good and the gameplay might be fun but so was Lightning Returns.

  • Jelly

    Mixed feelings regarding this. If this happens, I don’t think I will grab any next-gen consoles anymore. I do think SE’s blockbusters games is part of the reason of consoles sales, at least for me. Few years down ahead, maybe more and more game developers might follow suit considering the ‘weak sales of consoles’ ? What crappy foresight of mine ._. Can’t believe I typed this out LOL

    • KnifeAndFork

      PC is not plug and play. Not everyone is a PC elitist nerd or had the patience to deal with one. Certainly not the mainstream public. And many like to game on their consoles while still being able to be using their PC or laptop

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        So everyone that games on PCs is a “PC elitist nerd”? I suggest you stop commenting and go cool your head off.

  • hazelnut1112

    If they can announce KH3 and FFXV on PC then I definitely have no reason to get a PS4 at all. PLease let this happen Square.

  • Warboss Aohd

    would be quite benefical for fans and SE alike to do so.

  • shuyai

    if only they remake KH on pc or vita with KH3 asset or even just a HD port. missed KH when it was first release and now PS2 game just looks like shit on HD TV.

    i was planning to buy ps4 when FFXV comes out but i wont if it is coming out for PC

  • delmar

    Considering how much I am resisting getting a new console due to all those funny little gimmcks they decided to put in aka cloud gaming, paying for subscription to use the internet when one already pays for it ect, this would be amazing. I may just finally admit my loyalty to the PC master race.

    • fireguardiancoty

      Paying to use the internet is just on Micro$oft’s “game system”. Without PS+ on Sony’s game consoles, the only thing you can’t do is play online, and that’s only limited to the PS4. Everything else is free to use, subscription or no.

      • delmar

        My issue is the cloud gaming when it comes to pS4. mind you they havent given any details but because they “limited” backwards compatibility for any ps title that makes me extremely skeptical. I personally rather just have all the games I own on a current gen system without having to put more money into something i already bought, for some games technically twice, one hard copy (ps1/ ps2) then the digital copy from the ps store.

    • megaten666

      I kinda agree with you, but please, don’t use the word “PC master race”. One of the most retarded word ever :/

  • easter

    12 HD on Vita. Will also accept Steam, but Vita first please.

  • Dylan Anantha

    10 years ago, I would have gladly the bought mainline games for PC. After XII, the entire XIII series and what I have seen of XV, I don’t care at all.

  • KazukiNanbu

    (insert rant about why squaresoft was better than square enix and ff VI is the best ff)

    • megaten666

      “…and ff VI is the best ff)”

      Sir, I whole-heartedly agree.

  • KnifeAndFork

    Why?? It’s still a dumb idea. You take away the attractiveness of getting said consoles for those games and do I need to remind anyone how easy it is to pirate a PC game as opposed to a PS4 /XB1?
    Most Japanese gamers aren’t even avid PC gamers anyway and many Westerners especially the PC crowd have moved past FF now anyway much less JRPGs in general due to how bad the last few games have been..

    The Order 1886 looks better than any PC game I seem anyway so I see no point in PC chasing.
    S-E needs to focus on making good games with a library variety again instead of focusing on one series and being so obsessed with the pursuit of graphics

    • Saifer Emmerich

      Good point, despite the barrage of childish dislikes. Back in the PS2 era, SE published games populated the console. Now, it seems that all we do is wait for the next FF game.

  • Göran Isacson

    I for one support our new multiplatform overlords. If it’s easy to develop the games for PC and release them there, I see no problem with releasing them on multiple formats.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Sure . Pirate away

      • Göran Isacson

        Ooor I could buy it on Steam, a very useful little invention that has earned a lot of game companies steady profits.

  • Hector Velar

    look at that picture above, does it even look like a final fantasy?

    • megaten666

      It looks nice, but…
      Couldn’t we just go back to explore a big world map with full of secrets instead of playing… you know… Final Pipe 15 a.k.a “you won’t get any FF7 but look, FF15 settings looks almost identical” a.k.a Final Identity-crisis 15?

  • Your Face

    Considering the fact that he was asked this question in a region where PC gaming is quite popular (and FF is less so), and the vague answer he gave, I wouldn’t consider this much of a revelation other than knowing that they still don’t want to completely rule it out.

    But then again, this is the same SE that never officially cancelled the PS3 edition of the Last Remnant, so I doubt there’s much significance to the story at all.

    • Göran Isacson

      Ha ha, this is true. One shouldn’t have too much in SE just yet to commit to a decision like this, which judging from the looks of comments here, would be disliked by quite a portion of their fanbase.

      Then again it seems like dislike them is ALL their fanbase ever does, so who knows.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Extaticus eXtaticus

    Sounds like a fantastic idea to me; one of the franchises that I most regretted not being able to play when I switched to PC was Final Fantasy, and with the recent ports of VII and VIII and now the news that the newer games might also see PC releases, things are looking up. The more people play Final Fantasy, the better.

  • Vash bane

    hm not really into any game that has anything to do with pc (XD) but I guess I can see the appeal from what I hear often is that ppl really loves there mods.

    haha

  • Kai2591

    DO IT.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Hey SE stop fucking up and think smart like your competitor Namco Bandai who has been confirmed as the #1 company in Japan as far as financials go.

    Squeenix didnt make the list.

  • http://www.lrdalucard.deviantart.com lrdalucard

    Don’t see a reason why Squaresoft would not bring them… All previous final fantasy can be bought in their online store, so.

  • HUE

    I’d rather them put the rest of previous FF games on Steam rather than the new ones….not that emulators aren’t as viable but I’d feel less dirty about it, hue.

  • Tom Bombadil

    You thinkin about buying a computer? Dont waste your money on something because it has a logo on the front of the box, buy a custom built computer, they will give you better performance for a cheaper price, check this out http://www.TheWizardPC.com

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Enough from both sides. Please leave the pirate talk elsewhere.

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