Final Fantasy XV On The Upcoming Consoles
A great thing about the E3 this year was that the developers and everyone else directly participating did not focus only on games and DLCs. Instead a lot them spoke about the developments in hardware and the various new consoles that are coming up. Three of the biggest announcements that came were about the launch of PS 4 Neo, Xbox One S, and Microsoft’s Project Scorpio.
Owing to Sony’s announcement of PS Neo just before the E3, consoles at the event got a lot of attention. Microsoft capitalised on this by discussing their Project Scorpio and Xbox One S. Only a few people including Todd Howard of Bethesda and Patrick Soderlund of EA, part of the gaming industry were aware of the Project Scorpio before its official announcement.
Interestingly, we saw Final Fantasy’s Hajime Tabata directors discussing a long-term relationship with respect to the new Microsoft consoles and Microsoft run PCs. Speaking to Kotaku, Tabata said he was unaware of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio and its announcement took him by surprise as well. He said, “I was there waiting in the green room and I go ‘Ooh wow, what’s that?’ … It’d be really great though if we could have Final Fantasy XV something we can play on the current-generation Xbox One and PS4, also give them that choice that when the new, stronger generation hardware comes out, to have them play at that level as well … I’d really like to be able to give them that.”
Tabata hinted that the Final Fantasy XV might be introduced for the PC as well, however, it was not expected to be launched before 2017 September when the new versions of the game will be introduced for the new consoles. He expressed that they would be working on the new consoles, only after they are launched. He said, “Until we’ve got the console versions finished, we really aren’t gonna think any more about that … That really is our top priority and one thing we’re not gonna bend on is getting those console versions finished on time. We don’t want to be making excuses. We don’t want to be having regrets. We want to get these out and done in time.”
He said that they wished to develop the game that would run smoothly without having to roll back on the features. To ensure this they are going to be taking a few days extra, instead of reducing the gaming experience.
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