Square Enix announced at Gamescom 2017 that Final Fantasy XV is headed to PC via Steam in early 2018 as Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition with improved graphics.
Here’s a look at a reveal trailer:
In addition to a new first-person camera mode, the “ultimate quality” port features 4K high-res textures, Dolby Atmos, realistic grass simulation, advanced hair simulation, combustible fluid, fire and smoke simulation, advanced shadow algorithms, high quality ambient occlusion, Ansel screenshots, and more.
The game has native 4K resolution, HDR10 support, and a variety of graphics options that allow you to configure up to 8K resolution settings.
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition features the following GameWorks technology for real-time graphics and physics simulations:
- NVIDIA Flow – creates vivid, combustible fluid, fire and smoke.
- NVIDIA HairWorks – creates dynamic, life-like hair and fur for characters, animals and monsters that inhabit the game.
- NVIDIA ShadowWorks – enables characters to cast shadows on themselves.
- NVIDIA Turf Effects – creates life-like grass and vegetation in the game environment.
- NVIDIA VXAO – adds depth and realism based on the physics principles shadows and light.
There’s also support for GeForce Experience capture and share tools:
- NVIDIA Ansel™, an in-game photography tool that allows gamers to compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high fidelity formats, and share screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset.
- NVIDIA ShadowPlay™ Highlights automatically captures the player’s greatest gaming achievements in video and screenshot, enabling seamless sharing through social channels.
Here’s a look at Final Fantasy XV‘s first screenshots for the PC version:
Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition will release in early 2018 and will feature all DLC originally available through the Season Pass.