Final Fantasy 15 PC Runs Great, Features Mods, Very Nice Graphics, 8K Support, GameWorks, HairWorks, VXAO
Final Fantasy 15 PC is coming out next month and if you are interested in finding out whether or not this is something for you then you have come to the right place. Square Enix has done the title justice and Final Fantasy 15 PC looks way better than what you get on console. There are some major changes when it comes to the PC version of the game and you can read all about it here.
Final Fantasy 15 PC Is The Ultimate Version Of The Game
For starters, you have a lot of options that you can play around with when it comes to Final Fantasy 15 PC version. You do not have all that flexibility on consoles. Depending on the hardware that you are rocking on your system you can change the graphics settings. The game looks and runs great on PC and you have to give Square Enix credit for that.
Final Fantasy 15 PC Supports Mods On PC
PC gamers love modding and it is not surprising that Final Fantasy 15 PC supports mods as well. While we do not have much information regarding the kind of mods that the game will support, we do know that players will have basic mods as a start but mods will expand after the game comes out next month. This is the first time in the series that we are getting mod support so it is a big win and something that console gamers will be missing out on.
One of the perks of Final Fantasy 15 PC is that you can turn up the graphics as high as your PC can handle. This is where you notice how good the game looks with all kinds of textures and particle effects that make the game all the more immersive and lifelike. There were some issues with the benchmarking tool but the actual game looks very good indeed.
GameWorks effects, as well as Turf effects, make the environment look much better and this is no doubt one of the best looking games to come out in the past few months. The graphics style has not changed though, so if you did not like the graphics style on console then you will not like it on PC either. They are similar across the board and the graphics just look better on PC.
HairWorks and Turf, VXAO are some setting that you can mess around with. There were some problems with GameWorks and HairWorks in the benchmarks but Square Enix has confirmed that these issues will be sorted out in the final version and that these settings are not as taxing on graphics even in the trial of the game.
8K resolution is supported by the game but it will be pretty hard to run the game at such a high resolution no matter what kind of hardware you are rocking inside your PC. Final Fantasy 15 PC comes with redesigned character models which feature finer details that you do not get on PC. According to Gamewatcher:
Just running through the fields, watching the grass sway, with the character physics in full motion and the draw distance to maximum is incredible, and we never saw the FPS drop below 60. The Square Enix rep, who’s played a lot of the game on console, says he’d never noticed that Gladiolus had tattoos on his back – but now that his coat can flap about realistically you can see it. Hair looked great, which we normally wouldn’t care about except it was particularly awesome on the furry Behemoth. The fog was thick and gorgeous, and the only thing you could see was the lights of the garage we started at several miles away. The draw distance is really quite good.
No game is perfect and the same is the case for Final Fantasy 15 PC, even though the characters are well made there are times when you can see issues in the character animation. I am sure that this issue will be fixed when the game comes out next month.
If you are going to check out the demo then be sure to have the turf setting turned on. This makes the grass look much better and the game has a lot of grass. Plus turning off this setting makes the grass look weird and that is something that you do not want. The VXAO setting can only be used if you have an Nvidia graphics card.
Final Fantasy 15 PC Performance
With all settings maxed out for the test and settings like HairWorks, Turf and GameWorks enabled the following hardware was used to test Final Fantasy 15 PC at 4K settings at the launch event:
- CPU: Intel i7-6700K
- RAM: 32 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
The FPS counter was disabled so a specific number cannot be provided but the game was running at about 45-55 FPS and would sometimes dip down to 30 FPS as well. The game did even go upto 60 FPS in some less intensive areas but this is the worst case scenario as you can tweak settings and do not need to turn everything up to the max at 4k resolution.
I am sure that with a bit of tweaking you can get the game to run at 4K 60 FPS most of the time. Stay tuned for our Final Fantasy 15 PC tweaks guide in order to learn how you can get stable 60 FPS at 4K and other resolutions.
While you can limit the frames, the highest that you can get is 120 FPS. Having that said the development team has said to be working on getting this number higher and this is something that you can expect to see in the upcoming weeks. This game was meant to be played with a controller but you note that playing it on a keyboard and mouse feels great as well.
The mouse will respond as it should, even in places where the FPS drops. Some of the assigned keys might seem weird but that will not be an issue as they can be remapped in the settings menu.
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