Well here is some good news for fans of the Final Fantasy franchise. When Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition finally arrives on PC next year, it will not require a monster setup to run. Square Enix revealed the game's minimum and recommended system requirements on the title's listing in the Microsoft Store, and by the looks of it, a modest PC will be enough to get the game up and running. Even the recommended specs are reasonable.
Starting with the minimum system requirements, the game will run on a system with an Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD FX-6100 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 760 graphics card. So basically anyone with a modern setup should be able to fire up Final Fantasy XV and play the game.
For gamers who want to turn up the eye candy a bit, the recommended specs call for an Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-8350 processor paired with 16GB of RAM and a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. That definitely kicks things up a notch, but at least the CPU requirement is still fairly modest. Gamers will, however, need a fairly strong graphics card to meet the recommended specs, and ample memory.
Final Fantasy XV released to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year in November. While PC players have had to wait, Square Enix will reward their patience by including all of the DLC and updates previously released on the console version, along with graphical enhancements that are exclusive to PC. The developer has been working with NVIDIA to implement several graphics technologies, things like Turf Effects for better looking grass and Hairworks for more realistic hair.
The game will also support 4K (3840x2160) resolution gameplay, HDR 10, and Dolby Atmos on PC, which collectively should add up to a better looking and sounding version than the console release. That said, playing the game at max settings and taking advantage of all it has to offer on PC will require a beefy setup. While it remains to be seen just how monstrous a rig will be needed, game director Hajime Tabata stated at Gamescom that Square Enix's well-equpped PC with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was not enough to pull 60 frames per second at 4K.
Final Fantasy XV is set to release on PC sometime in early 2018. It will be available to purchase at the WindowsStore, on Steam, and through Origin.