I know it sounds weird, but I’m hoping more than a few of you will agree with me here. One of my favorite things to do in large games developed with an emphasis on their environments and day and night cycles, is to actually sit once or twice and watch the sun rise.

Crazy, I know. I did this with Red Dead Redemption all the time, for instance. Really, any time the sun would set while I was between points, I’d stop, find a hilltop and enjoy. What a gorgeous game that was.


Well, thankfully, that trend will continue for me. Final Fantasy XV has a stunner of an environment, and this time-lapse video from the folks at IGN highlights one of my more trivial practices. We get to see the sun rise and set on Hammerhead. It’s neat.

Final Fantasy XV arrives on September 30, 2016, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Will you take the time to watch a sunrise? Or, am I just nuts?