I guess some developers are actually fans of gaming more than they are businessmen. That appeared to be the gist behind comments made by Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, who revealed in the Weekly Famitsu that he wants to see the game on PC for the purpose of having custom quests and mods flooding the game from the community.
Gematsu managed to catch wind of the interview with Tabata and provided a translation, where he explained…
“I’d like to release the game on PC as a technical attempt. I want to show PC users Final Fantasy XV running on high-end machines, and we personally would like to see it, too. Also, I would like to try developing on PC to pursue a unique way of playing with PC-exclusive features like making your own quests and enjoying the world using things like mods.”
A man after my own heart.
It appears Tabata is secretly part of the Glorious PC Master race as well. Right on.
The comments about seeing the game run on high-end machines would be a real service to the game given that the Xbox One and PS4 did a disservice to the title by forcing the game to spec lower to run at adequate frame-rates on the aging eighth gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
Benchmarking Final Fantasy XV at 4K on a high-end gaming rig with the graphics maxed out and the assets scaled up to their highest LOD would be phenomenal!
And even though Tabata is excited about mods for Final Fantasy XV, realistically even if the game did happen for PC they would still have to deal with Square Enix having to give the notarized stamp of approval to not encrypt the files to software hell and back.
Then again, maybe Tabata wants to see the game on PC for the inevitable nude Cindy mods? That’s a recipe for dollar signs waiting to happen.
At least we know that Tabata wants his game on PC, we just have to wait to find out if the overlords at Square Enix are greedy enough to see dollar signs from the Steam community to release the title on PC after Square shipped 5 million units on the first day out for Final Fantasy XV’s release, as noted by WCCF Tech.