Square Enix has revealed their plans for Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition today, letting fans swap their avatar of Noctis with custom ones. While this is a feature that can complement the PC version of the game, fans on PlayStation 4 are not happy about being shut down of it.
According to the Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition Steam news page, the August patch will let players play as their own customized avatar in the story campaign and world. This will add replayability value to the title, along with the mod installment that only its PC version features.
Here are the patch notes for the August update of Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition:
- You can now play the game using a custom avatar to change Noctis’ appearance.
- If you are using an avatar for Noctis, the avatars of other players are shown on the map as shadows.
- Photos you’ve taken can be displayed on the map to other players.
- You can like photos that have been shared on the map.
- You can place treasure on the field map for other players to enjoy.
- You can now collect treasure that has been placed by other players.
- Limited-time treasure is now available.
- An “Online” option has been added to the Main Menu.
- Fixed a bug where mod implementation on the in-game mod menu was not reflected in the game.
- Various other bugs have been fixed.
As expected, PC players are enthusiastic over this patch. However, we can’t say the same for console gamers, who feel left out even when though they spend hundreds of hours in it before players on PC could even download it.
Square Enix hasn’t put in stone that the Avatar feature will be exclusive to Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition but they didn’t state otherwise too. We’ll have to be patient to see how the game holds up through its update roadmap that the company has earlier announced.
For what it’s worth, the developers did point out that Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition will be the ultimate version of the game, bringing more content through mods with more long-term replayability.