It took a good long while but the floodgates have finally opened, and more and more big-name Japanese-developed games are arriving on PC each day. And hopefully, if Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, gets his way, Square Enix's latest, well-received Final Fantasy game will eventually join the burgeoning throng too.
Hazy notions of a PC port for FFXV have, of course, surfaced before, with Tabata previously expressing an interest in such a project, while noting that it would need to wait until work on the console versions was complete.
Talk of Final Fantasy XV's journey to PC, however, has been reignited in the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly. Tabata has, as translated by Gematsu, revealed that a PC port is still definitely on his mind, noting that “I’d like to release the game on PC as a technical attempt. I want to show PC users Final Fantasy XV running on high-end machines, and we personally would like to see it, too."
It also sounds like Tabata has a few ideas that go above and beyond a glammed-up, spangly PC port, with the director keen to exploit the PC's unique potential for fan-created content: "I would like to try developing on PC to pursue a unique way of playing with PC-exclusive features," he explained, "like making your own quests and enjoying the world using things like mods.”
Not quite official confirmation of Final Fantasy XV's arrival on PC then, but it's pleasing to hear from a blockbuster developer that's genuinely excited to explore the platform's unique strengths. Expect a fleshy cavalcade of naked mods (and gender-swapped muscle-chums) for gaming's premier twink quartet within weeks of release.