Hey everybody! Final Fantasy XIII has come to the PC through Steam, along with its two sequels. Joining it are advanced ports of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Let’s not forget that the Final Fantasy IV remake is also on there as well as the butchered mobile renderings of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI.
Oh yeah, and Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster has already leaked, and absolutely every single JRPG in the galaxy is currently migrating to the platform.
The point is that Square Enix can deny it all it wants, Final Fantasy XV will be coming to the PC. It’s just a matter of when. So when gamers leap at what looks like the first sign of a PC release, in this case rumors that the pre-beta build runs on both PlayStation 4 and PC, they are doing so because they see the inevitability of it all.
Still, Square Enix and Director Hajima Tabata, probably contractually obligated by Sony and Microsoft to deny it at this point, are sticking to their guns saying that a PC version is not in the works, and all rumors saying otherwise are “misunderstandings.” When pressed by Amanz.net, Tabata had this to say.
“Really?! Where did you hear this? If anything, it is a misunderstanding. There will be no PC port. We never planned for it. The game is originally developed on the PC first and what we said was how the pre-beta works very smoothly on the PC and now optimizations are being made for the consoles. Please do not misunderstand.
If a proper PC version is to be made, then many changes have to be made and a lot of things have to be reconsidered before such a move can be made.”
That’s about as definitive as the man can say it. Final Fantasy XV has no PC port yet, and we can all go back to “fooling nobody” mode when it comes to one happening in the future.
For now, Final Fantasy XV will launch on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2016.