Final Fantasy XIV Announced For PlayStation 5 (VIDEO)
Though Final Fantasy XIV is currently playable on the PS5 via backward compatibility, it isn’t quite the same as having an actual PS5 version of the game. The folks over at Square Enix appear to agree, as an official PS5 version of Final Fantasy XIV has been announced during tonight’s special announcement showcase for the newly revealed Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker expansion.
Towards the conclusion of the showcase event, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda took to the stage with his own translator – seemingly to the chagrin of Naoki Yoshida – to announce that Final Fantasy XIV is coming to the PS5, a reveal that apparently wasn’t ‘originally planned’ for the showcase. It’s okay, we don’t mind. Matsuda brought his own mixt…er, trailer showing off the PS5 version of the game in action. Check it out below:
According to the breakdown by Naoki Yoshida, the PS5 version of Final Fantasy XIV will feature 4K resolution support, significantly improved frame rates, and faster loading times. The ‘faster loading times’ is shown off in the trailer with a character teleporting from Limsa Lominsa to Camp Bronze Lake. The loading only took a second, but I’ll be truly convinced when a character can make the trip in reverse in the same amount of time. Rounding things out is the ability to switch from a ‘4k resolution mode’ to a ‘full HD 2k mode’ that focuses on frame rate, which can be tweaked from within the game.
It is currently unknown when the PS5 version will be releasing, though an open beta for it will be kicking off on Tuesday April 13th, 2021. There’s even more good news, as those that have the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free.
Final Fantasy XIV is now available for PC and PS4, and will be releasing for PS5 at some point likely this year.
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