During the launch event for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, Square Enix showed off some tech tests for Final Fantasy 15 using the new GPU. Though the studio has not confirmed it, this could very well mean a PC version of one of the best RPGs of 2016 is currently in the works.
During the event, a reporter with IGN was able to get a look at Final Fantasy 15 when rendered using Nvidia’s revolutionary new video card. Not only was there more more detail present in the game — millions of blades of grass weaving in the wind, the fur on a nearby cat that bit more fluffier, etc. — Square Enix director Tabata Hajime also feels that it will also draw players deeper into the game:
“The latest technology that Nvidia offers enables us as game developers to create the possibility which is not simply about an evolution in visual appearance, but also to create new user experiences and greater emotional depth for players.”
Tabata then continued saying that his studio looks forward to working further with Nvidia’s Gameworks division to implement better graphics technology into Square Enix games, perhaps even using the new 1080 Ti. As this is, right now at least, only found in high-end PCs, it almost automatically gives rise to the idea that there may be a PC version of Final Fantasy 15 being developed.
When asked about this possibility, Tabata reportedly smiled and replied “no comment,” saying that the footage shown using the Nvidia GPU were just “tech tests.”
Over the last few months Square Enix and Tabata have often dropped strong hints that their 2016 hit will get a PC version without ever confirming it. But this latest series of events could very well mean that the Nvidia launch was just another chapter in what may turn out to be a very long book of continual teases.
Final Fantasy 15 is currently available for the PS4 and Xbox One.