PC gamers interested in picking up the Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition can get their pre-orders in prior to its release on 6 March.

    Three pre-order online retailers are being used, Steam, Windows 10 and Origin. All come with different pre-order bonuses just to confuse matters.

    On Steam, pre-orders will include “FFXV Fashion Collection” which includes a selection of T-Shirts for Noctis to wear, each with a special boost. The EPISODE GLADIOLUS Tee enhances strength, EPISODE PROMPTO Tee accelerates HP recovery rate, EPISODE IGNIS Tee increases critical hit rate, while the COMRADES Tee increases maximum HP.

    Orders on the Microsoft Store come with the “FFXV Powerup Pack”.  This pack contains Dodanuki, a sleek sword created by a bladesmith that reduces enemy defence with each slash. The pack also includes 10 phoenix downs and 10 elixirs.

    Finally, on Origin, the pre-orders include the “FFXV Decal Selection”. This pack contains an array of decals for the Regalia car, that celebrates Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis, as well as the men and women of the Kingsglaiv.

    The system requirements, including what’s needed for 4K are as follows…

    Minimum SpecsRecommended Specs4K HDR Specs
    OSWindows® 7 SP1/ Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 64-bitWindows® 7 SP1/ Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 64-bitWindows® 10 64-bit Fall Creators update
    CPUIntel® Core™ i5-2500(3.3GHz and above)
    AMD FX™-6100 (3.3GHz and above)
    Intel® Core™ i7-3770(3.4GHz and above)
    AMD FX™-8350(4.0 GHz and above)
    Intel® Core™ i7-7700 (3.6GHz and above)
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600X (3.6GHz and above)
    Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
    AMD Radeon™ R9 280
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6 GB VRAM
    Radeon™ RX 480
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
    Main Memory8GB16GB16GB
    Screen Resolution720p1080p4K HDR (2160p)
    Target resolution & Framerate720p 30fps1080p 30fps4K(2160p) 30fps or 1440p 60fps
    Hard Disc Free Space on SSDOVER 100GBOVER 155GB
    Sound CardDirectSound® Sound Card, Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos
    DirectX®DirectX 11
    OtherDVD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive*, mouse, keyboard, gamepad**
    *A DVD-ROM Drive (one-sided 1 layer / 2 layer) is required
    **Game is compatible with gamepad but not required

    Ahead of the release, a benchmark tool has been made available to help gamers optimise their PC performance.

    The PC version comes with a load of features including first-person camera mode.

    Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition

    • Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins – all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players can also take on a battle with the Rulers of Yore
    • A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fish and recipes
    • A new accessory that can activate the new action “Armiger Unleashed” – players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed
    • A new first-person camera mode, allowing players to experience the game from Noctis’ perspective
    • More than a dozen pieces of downloadable content including weapons, Regalia car skins and item sets
    • Archive – players can review the “Cosmogony” stories scattered throughout the FINAL FANTASY XV world. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations. Through them, players will be able to obtain more information about the world
    • Quest to obtain and Strengthen Regalia Type-D
    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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