This week, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy XV would be heading to the PC after many months of teasing from director Hajime Tabata. We’ve already heard about plans to bring mod support to the game and we have seen a breakdown of all the PC graphical improvements. However, some false PC system requirements have also been doing the rounds, which has led to much confusion.
In an interview with Kotaku today, Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata, confirmed that the outlandish system requirements currently doing the rounds are in fact false. Final Fantasy XV won’t take up 170GB of hard drive space and so far, specific CPU and GPU recommendations have not been finalised.
Here is the full quote: “That was a communications mistake – something got put in a memo that really shouldn't have. What that is based on, is the specs that we're running the demo on today.”
“Again, the final specs for the release version haven't been fixed yet. There's a very good chance they can change. Someone put that in there and it got reported as the recommended specs, but that's not the final fixed version. The fact that it became that number is a communication error.”
Tabata confirmed that the PC demo being shown at Gamescom was running at 4K using a GTX 1080Ti. However, the game will scale down to at least the same level as the console versions of the game.
KitGuru Says: We didn’t report on the PC specs doing the rounds largely because they didn’t seem to come from Square Enix directly. The idea of a game taking up 170GB of hard drive space doesn’t seem likely at all. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised if the final game ended up using around 80GB of space.