Final Fantasy XV director wants to bring game to PC, including mod support

Laurent Giret

Final Fantasy XV on Xbox One

Final Fantasy XV, the open world action J-RPG from developer Square Enix, was one of 2016’s last blockbuster releases. The game was released worldwide on Xbox One and Playstation 4 on November 29, and the Japanese developer shared last month that shipment and digital sales had already exceeded six million units.

While it’s fair to assume that the majority of units have been sold on Sony’s Playstation 4, it seems that a PC release could well be in the pipeline. Speaking to Japanese magazine Famitsu, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata explained that this would also be an opportunity to experiment with third-party mods (via Gematsu):

I’d like to release the game on PC as a technical attempt. I want to show PC users Final Fantasy XV running on high-end machines, and we personally would like to see it, too. Also, I would like to try developing on PC to pursue a unique way of playing with PC-exclusive features like making your own quests and enjoying the world using things like mods.

Final Fantasy XV had a notoriously complex development cycle with lasted roughly ten years, with Tamara replacing original director Tetsuya Nomura back in 2012. The game received critical acclaim upon release, and Square Enix already announced additional content for the console versions plus exclusive VR content for Sony’s Playstation VR platform. We know that Square Enix cares about the PC userbase since recent Final Fantasy titles have all been released on Windows, and it would be really great to see the latest episode become playable on PCs as well.