Square Enix Ltd. has announced the new Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system as well as further details of the forthcoming Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition coming to STEAM, Origin and Windows 10.
Available from the of 6th March, these special editions feature the main game and over 20 game add-ons / DLC (downloadable content), as well as new features including an expanded map of Insomnia with new enemies and side quests and a first-person camera mode.
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition and Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will feature*:
Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins – all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players can also take on a battle with the Rulers of Yore
A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fish and recipes
A new accessory that can activate the new action “Armiger Unleashed” – players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed
A new first-person camera mode, allowing players to experience the game from Noctis’ perspective
More than a dozen pieces of downloadable content including weapons, Regalia car skins and item sets
All current season pass content including Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades** and Episode Ignis
Archive – players can review the “Cosmogony” stories scattered throughout the Final Fantasy XV world. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations. Through them, players will be able to obtain more information about the world
Quest to obtain and Strengthen Regalia Type-D
*Internet access is required
**Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades on console requires an Xbox Live Gold membership or a PlayStation Plus subscription.
Additionally, the Final Fantasy XV Royal Pack, a downloadable pack consisting of all the previously unreleased content that is added with the Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition will also be available from the 6th of March. This purchasable pack allows existing players of Final Fantasy XV to enjoy the new features by applying the pack to the main game.
A benchmark tool and instructions to help players optimise their PCs for the game’s launch will be available from the 1st of February. Please check the official website for more information. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition supports Native 4K and 8K resolutions with HDR10 and DOLBY ATMOS along with ongoing mod support. Minimum, recommended and 4K HDR PC specifications for players looking to enjoy the ultimate experience on PC are outlined below for your convenience:
|Minimum Specs||Recommended Specs||4K HDR Specs|
|OS||Windows® 7 SP1/ Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 64-bit||Windows® 7 SP1/ Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 64-bit||Windows® 10 64-bit Fall Creators update|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i5-2500（3.3GHz and above）|
AMD FX™-6100 （3.3GHz and above）
|Intel® Core™ i7-3770（3.4GHz and above）|
AMD FX™-8350（4.0 GHz and above）
|Intel® Core™ i7-7700 （3.6GHz and above）|
AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600X （3.6GHz and above）
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760|
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
AMD Radeon™ R9 280
|NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6 GB VRAM|
Radeon™ RX 480
|NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti|
|Screen Resolution||720p||1080p||4K HDR (2160p)|
|Hard Disc Free Space on SSD||OVER 100GB||OVER 155GB|
|Sound Card||DirectSound® Sound Card, Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos|
|Other||DVD-ROM／DVD-ROM Drive*, mouse, keyboard, gamepad**|
*A DVD-ROM Drive (one-sided 1 layer / 2 layer) is required
**Game is compatible with gamepad but not required
*Note if the customer’s computer doesn’t meet the operating environment requirements, or even in the case that it does meet the environment requirements and recommended requirements, there will be cases where the operations may not function correctly due to the combinations or compatibility between each of the drivers, hardware and software.
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition* will be available for STEAM, Origin and Windows 10. Starting February 1st, pre-orders of the digitally-downloaded PC version will receive store-specific pre-order and early purchase bonuses. By pre-ordering through the Windows Store, players will receive the bonus of the “FFXV Powerup Pack.” This pack contains items designed to power up the player’s performance in combat. By pre-ordering through STEAM, players will receive the bonus of the “FFXV Fashion Collection.” This pack contains a selection of outfits for the prince.
Those who pre-order on Origin will receive the bonus of the “FFXV Decal Selection.” This pack contains an array of cool and colourful decals for the Regalia car. More details on the early purchase bonus will be available at a later time. More details regarding the pre-order bonuses are available here.
*Note that the physical version disc is an installer only. Internet connection as well as STEAM account registration is required in order to play the game. Any internet access fee or connection fee must be covered by the customer.
The European version of the Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition will feature a reversible inlay with artwork by famed artist Yoshitaka Amano. The boxed edition of the Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition is available to pre-order now via the Square Enix store and select retailers.
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