Square Enix’s latest Final Fantasy game to release via Steam today, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, is bringing the original PlayStation Portable port to the computer. However, what should be a great day for Square Enix and Final Fantasy fans everywhere has been mired by limitations placed on the PC version of Type-0 HD.
According to the official Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Steam Community page, players have noticed many issues with the PC port, ranging from framerate limitations to even restricting the amount of resolutions at which PC gamers can play the game. Reports from players surfaced today stating that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD was locked at 30 frames-per-second, something which is seen as a major issue with PC players who choose to play on the platform for the unlocked framerates their hardware can typically provide. However, PC players shouldn’t be surprised at this development, as the official Final Fantasy Twitter account previously stated that the game’s framerate would not be unlocked last month.
@D_S_O_Gaming The framerate will not be unlocked I'm afraid— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) July 28, 2015
Reddit users are also complaining about the framerate lock in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, with some users pointing out the framerate was locked to the game logic, thus unlocking the framerate in the port could ruin the gameplay experience. Examples given were animations would be sped up and game objects would be downright broken. While this is being debated, the fact is the game’s framerate is well below the standards of PC gamers’ expectations. Couple this with the fact that the resolution is locked and restricted to either 1280×720 or 1920×1080, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has many PC players up in arms, especially those looking forward to enjoying the game in 4K at the framerate of their choice.
Other issues with the port via the Steam community include framerate drops (which is concerning given the FPS lock), crashes, lack of controller support for anything other than an Xbox 360 controller (both the DualShock 4 and Xbox One controller will not work) and lack of controller vibration. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD seems to be the latest example of a PC port gone wrong by Square Enix. What’s interesting to note, the press release for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on PC lists “full controller support” and “upgraded graphics resolution options” as features of the PC version.
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