Final Fantasy fans got a taste of XV back in October, when Square Enix released the first gameplay walkthrough at the Paris Games Festival. So what’s the big deal about this one? It’s all about resolution and definition. Behold, Final Fantasy XV in beautiful 1080p.
Admittedly, it is the same trailer footage from October. However, now there is a whole new dimension to the scenery. The 1080p boosts up the definition and gives everything a fresh, new look. Just look at the details the the plants and scenery! It’s so pretty.
Keep in mind that this is just a scenic walkthrough of the open world layout — none of the actual story line or real gameplay of Final Fantasy XV is shown. A number of lakes, mountains, and creatures are shown, perhaps hinting at possible gaming scenarios.
Be warned, though, the games is not yet completed.
The trailer has a message before gorgeousness that is Final Fantasy XV noting that, “The final product my be subject to change.”
The games is, after all, just over halfway done. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wait years to play the game. In an interview with Gamekult, Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata announced that the company had a release date in mine for Final Fantasy XV.
“I can not give the exact date, but I can tell you it has already been set – the final release date and the countries in which it will be released. We are working to release the game on time, but it might take a little more time than you think.”
What does this mean for Final Fantasy fanatics?
You get to watch all the leaked and release videos and drool with anticipation.
Including this: A technology demo of some of the games inner workings. And, yes, it is in 1080p as well.
Unfortunately, with no clear date set, fans can only guess at when Final Fantasy XV will be released. We can hope for 2015, but that date seems unlikely with the ominous warning from Tabata of game development “taking a little more time.” Right now, the best we can hope for is a Spring 2016. I don’t even want to mention the possibility of a 2017 release. Eek.
The good news is that Final Fantasy developers love making sequels, so let’s all wish for a XV-2. At the very least we should see a PC version of Final Fantasy XV at some point in the coming years.