The “Final Fantasy XV” mobile game is now available on iOS and Android devices, launching just a few weeks before the original title makes its big debut on PCs. Called the “Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition,” the game is available now on the App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon App Store. The game was designed with an adorable art style, breaking away from the original game’s more realistic approach, allowing it to run more smoothly on devices and appeal to a broader range of users.
Purpose-built for mobile devices, this new title retells the beloved story of crown prince Noctis and his brothers-in-arms, Prompto, Ignis and Gladiolus, across ten mini-episodes. All ten episodes are available now, with the first episode available at no charge. Episodes 2 – 10 are available for purchase individually or as a bundle, so you can test it out before you pick up the whole series.
If you’re new to the title, the game centers around Noctis, the crown prince of Lucis, who is set to wed Lady Lunafreya of Tenebrae as a symbol of promised peace between the nations of Lucis and Niflheim. Noctis, however, is unaware of the difficult journey ahead. Square Enix put together a video comparing the two versions, and showing off the gameplay.
This title supports iPhones and iPads running on iOS 11.1 or later, select Android devices running on Android 5.0 or later, as well as Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017). This title is planned for release on Windows 10 devices and tvOS in 2018.
If you rather wait for the enhanced PC edition, you won’t have to wait too long as it is set to launch in early March. Square Enix is set to release “Final Fantasy XV” on the PC through Steam, going by the name “Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition.” The new port will feature NVIDIA GameWorks technology, allowing advanced PC features and graphics, as well as physics simulation technologies. A few of the technical features launching with the “Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition” included in the NVIDIA’s GameWorks tech includes NVIDIA Flow, which creates vivid, combustible fluid, fire and smoke, and the popular NVIDIA HairWorks that creates dynamic, life-like hair and fur for characters, animals and monsters that inhabit the game. Players will also have the option to enable NVIDIA ShadowWorks, which enables characters to cast shadows on themselves, and NVIDIA Turf Effects that creates life-like grass and vegetation in the game environment. The game will also support NVIDIA VXAO, which adds depth and realism based on the physics principles shadows and light.
There is also support for both GeForce Experience capture and share tools, which is NVIDIA Ansel, an in-game photography tool that allows gamers to compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high fidelity formats, and share screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights automatically captures the player’s greatest gaming achievements in video and screenshot, enabling seamless sharing through social channels.