It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is almost over. With just a little over a month left before the latest entry in the much revered Final Fantasy series comes to PC, Square Enix has shared a benchmark tool in a recent blog post so players can get their rigs ready for D-Day.
The minimum and recommended specs have also been revealed. You’ll need at least a GTX 1050 GPU and 8GB of system RAM for the bare minimum experience at 720p, 30fps. A GTX 1060 and 16GB of system RAM is recommended to bump you up to 1080p, 30fps. You’ll need a GTX 1080i to play at 4K. You’ll also need a whopping 100GB of free space on your hard drive. Playing at 4K will bump that requirement up to 155GB of free space.
The good news is, Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition will be supporting keyboard+mouse controls and won’t be requiring a controller. Controllers are however supported and may be preferred by those looking for the more convenient console-like control scheme for these types of games.
Aside from the benchmark tool and system requirements, Square Enix has also announced the pre-order bonuses players can get. The game’s Windows Edition can be purchased on Steam, Origin and the Microsoft Store. The platform where you purchase your copy determines your pre-order bonuses.
Those who pre-order on steam receive the FFXV Fashion Collection — a pack of t-shirts for Noctis, each one giving a special buff. If you choose to pre-order through Origin, you’ll get the FFXV Decal Selection, giving you access to a collection of decals to adorne the Regalia with. Last but not least, those who order early from the Microsoft Store get the FFXV Powerup Pack. Open it to receive the Dodanuki, a special sword that reduces your enemy’s defense with each slash. The sword also comes with 10 phoenix downs and 10 elixirs.
The Windows Edition will also come with a few extra bells and whistles. Players get all current season pass content. That’s all three character episodes and the multiplayer expansion. PC also gets an expanded map with all-new side quests and enemies, a quest to obtain and upgrade the Regalia Type-D, a new first-person camera mode, and a few other things.
Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition launches for PC on 6 March. A new Royal Edition will also launch for XBox One and PS4, giving console players access to the extras coming to the PC version.