Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

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Ikkin

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High fidelity graphics is a series staple. To not focus on graphics would betray a significant aspect of the Final Fantasy franchise. It's always been known to be among the most gorgeous looking games on its initial console releases. That said, I can relate to the sentiment. I roll my eyes at the prospect of 4K when games at 1080 can't even achieve 60 FPS without the "superior" version of any particular console. I'd much rather a game run at 1080p60 (hell, I'd even take 720p60 if I'm being totally honest.) than run at 4k with 30FPS and/or constant frame drops. If only everyone in the industry valued optimization as much as Kojima does.
Considering the fact that PC versions of games exist for people who want to optimize the heck out of them... why should I have to sacrifice visual quality for a higher frame rate I don't care about? The optimizers are always going to be happier with the PC version anyway.
 

Jenova

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Considering the fact that PC versions of games exist for people who want to optimize the heck out of them... why should I have to sacrifice visual quality for a higher frame rate I don't care about? The optimizers are always going to be happier with the PC version anyway.
Fair enough. However, you could argue that is just an excuse not to properly fine tune your games. Nintendo optimizes their games just fine and their hardware is usually inferior most of the time. Not sure why optimization couldn't be an industry standard and not an optional feature.
 
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Ikkin

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Fair enough. However, you could argue that is just an excuse not to properly fine tune your games. Nintendo optimizes their games just fine and their hardware is usually inferior most of the time. Not sure why optimization couldn't be an industry standard and not an optional feature.
Nintendo isn't really an exception to the general rule. They're just more willing to sacrifice graphical quality in favor of frame-rate and frame pacing because they're never going to compete on graphics either way.
 
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Yeah tbh I wouldn't expect anything until TGS 2018 or Gamescom the earliest. So August/September. After that, probably just independent announcements about it. TBH I kind of like the lack of communication right now. No man's sky does the same thing and has had major updates since its release, and is gettin the biggest one this month. Its possible these DLC are bigger than we think.
 

CloudBuster

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Yeah tbh I wouldn't expect anything until TGS 2018 or Gamescom the earliest. So August/September. After that, probably just independent announcements about it. TBH I kind of like the lack of communication right now. No man's sky does the same thing and has had major updates since its release, and is gettin the biggest one this month. Its possible these DLC are bigger than we think.
Well we also have to keep in mind the major Comrades updates coming during the summer which would make sense to promote during a midsummer event. I'm thinking that's what we're likely gonna be shown tomorrow because it seems pointless to spend that much time and money on high end computers and floor space just have a free play session on the show floor without having anything planned in terms of presentation to go along with it. So I'm betting on some Comrades news at the least. Maybe even a sizzle reel for it since these are supposed to be big updates like the march one. I'm honestly curious if they'll sneak in some small things for the main game as well. The recent update showed that they're not against adding simple skins at the least. I'm not gonna hype myself up but I'm also not counting out the possibility of news regarding things we already know are supposed to be coming within the next month or so
 

Jenova

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What ever happened to the Final Fantasy in-house crossover between XV and XIV? Isn't it now over a year in the making? Meanwhile, the crossover with Monster Hunter was announced last month and is coming as soon as next month.
 

Storm

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What ever happened to the Final Fantasy in-house crossover between XV and XIV? Isn't it now over a year in the making? Meanwhile, the crossover with Monster Hunter was announced last month and is coming as soon as next month.
still going to be released

FFXIV crossover didnt have a teaser yet so it makes sense Monster Hunter is coming already.

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Bazztek

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What ever happened to the Final Fantasy in-house crossover between XV and XIV? Isn't it now over a year in the making? Meanwhile, the crossover with Monster Hunter was announced last month and is coming as soon as next month.
The XIV and XV crossover hasn't been officially announced yet, it's only been offhandedly mentioned in interviews as someting they'd want to do eventually.
 
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