Submitted by Abriael 712d ago | news

The PS4 Version of Final Fantasy XIV Will Run at 60 FPS, 1080p, Equivalent to Highest PC Settings

On February the 22nd 2014 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will enter its beta testing phase on PS4, but how will it run and how good will it really look? According to Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida, it’ll run really well and look great, as he shared today in an interview, together with relevant info on the PS4 beta. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS3, PS4)

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user7402931  +   712d ago
to be expected
Abriael  +   712d ago
Not so much, considering that you need a rather beefy PC to run at 60 fps stably on the current version.
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LeonhartX  +   712d ago
i am sure he meant "to be expected" considering the fact that the PS4 is very very powerful :D
Abriael  +   712d ago
@LeonhartX: oh yeah, I got what he meant, but if they really pull it out I'll still be amazed.
abzdine  +   712d ago | Well said
and for those who bought FF14 on PS3, PS4 upgrade will be for free!
Stsonic  +   712d ago
You are correct I don't know why you are getting disagrees, these people have obviously not played the game on PC. It is very CPU intensive and you need an i5 3570 or above to run a constant 60fps on the highest settings.
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Irishguy95  +   712d ago
He's getting disagree's because no one agree's Ps4 is quite weak compared to FFXIV's specs. Even though it is. The CPU doesn't have a hope.
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Eonjay  +   712d ago
Not really surprising as most PS4 titles are running at 60FPS 1080P. I think that should be the standard this generation.

Also: Just incase anyone was wondering:
For the best performance you should aim to run the game on a system with at least these specifications.
Operating System: Windows® 7 64 bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5
Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 660 or higher, AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or higher
Memory: 4GB of RAM.
Disk Space: 20GB.
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LAWSON72  +   712d ago
It should be expected I doubt FFXIV requires anything more than a HD 7870 at max settings (probably lower aa but I doubt the ps4 version will use highest aa) at 1080p. If it requires more than that I would be shocked
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KiLLeRCLaM  +   712d ago
"It is very CPU intensive and you need an i5 3570 or above to run a constant 60fps on the highest settings" not true.. CPU isn't as important as a graphics card.. I had a 580 gtx 1.5gb and i7 2600k and I played it with more then 60 fps
Magicite  +   712d ago
to run on max setting and CONSTANT 60fps at 1080p in most crowded and open areas, also while fighting a monsters, You need a really good high-end PC, just like in any MMO.
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Ashlen  +   712d ago
This is actually true.

I have a pretty nice gaming PC and TBH in the busy city areas if i have it completely maxed it drops to about 45 FPS. TBH i'll be surprised if they can do 60 fps with truly maxed settings.

(note: I do play at a much higher res than 1080p I kinda forgot about that when I quickly wrote this)
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sourav93  +   712d ago
@KiLLeRCLaM You do realise you contradicted yourself, right? Though the 580 is a great card, you've got a i7-2600K, which is way more powerful than the i5-3570, so what you said was a "moo point".
Army_of_Darkness  +   712d ago
Guess I'll hold out for the ps4 version then.
badz149  +   712d ago

LOL way to shoot yourself in the foot there, dude? He said AT LEAST i5 and you said no but you have i7 which obviously streets ahead of i5.
Bob Dole  +   711d ago
Unless hyperthreading is involved an i7 isn't more powerful than an i5, much less a 2600 compared to a 3570.
kevnb  +   711d ago
when they say 60 fps they dont usually mean locked at 60 fps. So between 30-60 fps, why not?
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Ragthorn  +   711d ago
I know right, its an MMORPG, keywords Massively Multiplayer Online. MMOs are generally CPU intensive, but other people say otherwise. Ignorance is Bliss.
--Onilink--  +   712d ago
not really, 1080p 60FPS is NOT all of the highest settings a PC can have, there are many factors you can normally edit on a PC game, tesellation, antialising, etc.

Considering he already said that the PS4 version wont include all the DX11 features the PC version has, then I guess its just an exagerated/inflamatory title.

My guess is the PS4 version will be a really great looking game anyway and not that different to the PC version, since I doubt they will be really going overboard on PC for an MMO, the idea is that everyone can play it, not just the highest end PCs
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Irishguy95  +   712d ago
Agree, the title doesn't make sense hardware wise(yes there are people in denial as usual). It will be 1080p 60 FPS with low - high graphical settings. My guess is they will activate the graphics up to a certain level to just before the FPS starts to drop. Then try to optimise some more Frames out of it. Which won't do much. FFXIV looks amazing anyhow so the game will look great regardless.
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Myze  +   712d ago
Fact of the matter is, while the game looks good for an MMO (maybe the best, on high/max settings), it doesn't look close to as good as some of the best looking PS4 games we've seen.

There is no reason to think the ps4 version won't look about as good as the PC version does now at around max settings. There is obvious reasons to think the game will be optimized for the ps4.

Besides, graphics aren't much of a priority when it comes to MMOs anyway. If SE wants the game to last, they better concentrate on content. It's been a long time since I've seen a pay-to-play MMO with less overall content/world. Other than leveling all classes to 50 (which everyone will get tired of after their first few), I did everything in the game in the first couple weeks(including relic weapon for main class (WHM), leveled a gathering and two crafting classes to 50, finished Bahamut's dungeon), and I am NOT a hardcore raider/player.

edit: Should point out, the game is a lot of fun, but just way too little content and incredibly boring/grindy on a second class/job playthrough. I know they plan on releasing the Crystal Tower 24-man raid soon, but unless they really follow through with their plan to release updates like that at least every 2 months, for free, the game will lose players quickly.
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Zele  +   712d ago
"PS4 version wont include all the DX11 feature"

DirectX is owned by Microsoft, the Playstation 4 does not support it at all. All games are coded in Open GL and there is no excuse for missing features because Open GL is better than direct x.
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dantesparda  +   712d ago
I don't know about missing direct x features but I do know that ps4 has direct x 11.1+
porkChop  +   712d ago

No. The PS4 does not have any form of DirectX. It's owned by Microsoft and is only used on their consoles and PC. Sony and Nintendo have always used OpenGL for this reason. OpenGL has pretty much all the same features, and in most cases is actually quite a bit faster than DirectX. OpenGL is also free to use.
--Onilink--  +   711d ago
@Zele and porckChop

It wouldnt hurt to actually read the article before commenting. Im not saying that PS4 uses DX11, but there are features that are available on it that wont be in the PS4 version of the game. As it was said by the game director...

Just because it works with OpenGL doesnt mean that those features of DX11 arent also available for devs, they just wont use them this time.
FamilyGuy  +   712d ago
I'm glad to hear this, I'm waiting for the PS4 version, though I might dive in to the digital PS3 version sense upgrading to the PS4 will be free of charge. By the time it comes out on PS4 it might be cheaper than the current $40 price tag though so waiting is also a good idea.

It's nice to hear it'll look as good as the high-end PC version, there was never a guarantee that it would.
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Gamer1982  +   712d ago
Not really that impressive to be fair my PC breezes through this game benching at around 100fps (120 overclocked) at 1080p at max (4670k and a HD7970). I would have been shocked if it didn't run at 60fps 1080p.. Oh and BTW the PS4 has a few settings missing from ultra settings on PC so the PC version slightly beats it out. Not to detract from PS4 version which looks decent. Go onto the Aria forums and there's a benchmark thread for the PC version of this game people are ranging from 30fps for a £200 PC to 230FPS for an SLI machine costing in the region of £800.
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Zele  +   712d ago
The missing settings are because the PS4 does not support Direct x11.
Zele  +   712d ago
3 dislikes shows how retarded some members are on this site.


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showtimefolks  +   712d ago
i am happy for that, i think with next gen systems every game should run 60 FPS with 1080p, but i think that will be the gen after the next gen if i am making any sense lol

ps3 was hard to develop for but had power now ps4 is easy to develop for but is more powerful, i can't wait to see what some of the sony's best team show in coming months

sony santa monica GOW3 team
ND Uncharted 3
MM since they aren't doing LBP no more
ready at dawn with help from SSM the order 1886
infamous 2nd son

and this is my underdog, GG team that's doing the new IP, GG are known for stunning graphics so just imagine
keabrown79  +   712d ago
I run right around 60fps with a core i5 2500k and a 580 GTX @ 1080p
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The_HarryEtTubMan  +   712d ago
Its expected that PS4 will run games equivelent to PC on high settings? lol no. Not even close and its beginning of this gen. It will be an absolutely massive gap within 1-2 years. See: AMD's Volcano GPU series...or any high range GPU released in the last year or two.
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EXVirtual  +   712d ago
Really? For an online game? WOW!
I knew the PS4 was powerful, but damn!
Hypes me up on what they could do with FFXV as well as XIV, with not just framerate resolution and textures, but scale too, since it's a single player game. Same goes for KH3. Nice!
Definitely gonna pick this up. FFXIV is gonna seriously be the true FFXIV.
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Xof  +   712d ago
That's just what it's capable of. Server lag, latency, and all that jazz will still effect the game as much as any other MMO.
Abriael  +   712d ago
Server lag has absolutely nothing to do with resolution and framerate. You can be lagged to death, but still run at 120 fps.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   712d ago
Why did you get so many disagrees?
Magicite  +   712d ago
there are just too many dumb haters who love to make no sense
showtimefolks  +   712d ago

don't let disagrees bother you on n4g, its a normal way of life on this site
RIP_Cell  +   712d ago
a lazy PC version then
Abriael  +   712d ago
yeah sure mate. Keep telling yourself that.
EdoubleD  +   712d ago
Great to know, should be standard.
Lovable  +   712d ago
Thank Goodness. Keep the great news coming plox
kingduqc  +   712d ago
Considering a 7870 get over 120 fps I don't see that really shocking that the 7850 can do 60 fps on ps4...

edit: that was in 720p, in 1080p it's above 60
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MethCupcakes  +   712d ago
Where does it say the PS4 will be running a 7850? Can someone please tell me. I would really like to know. -__-
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Irishguy95  +   712d ago
It's power is somewhere between an 7850 and 7870 LAPTOP version.
xKugo  +   712d ago
The GPU within the PS4 is comparable to a 7850 when looking at the amount of render output pipelines(32),18 compute units( 1152 stream processors), memory core clock(which surprisingly is at 5.5 Ghz on PS4). Also looking at the bandwidth of the PS4 which is 176 GB/s while the HD 7850 is 153 GB/s would mean that the PS4s GPU is the somewhat equivalent of an 8770.
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Nekroo91  +   712d ago
well you know that consoles can get better performance than pcs with the same specs right?! gpgpu, huma...
kingduqc  +   712d ago
"You know there is some magic going on"

a gt 8800 released in 2006 in november for 199$ outdo a ps3 today in the latest game... so much for "optimization"

the ps4 got a downclocked 7850, nothing more here and expect 7870's to do the same in 7-8 year then the ps4: Not much
WeAreLegion  +   712d ago
An 8800?!? Seriously? Why does my 8800 suck?
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Magicite  +   712d ago
depends on CPU A LOT!
Im sure u get nowhere near 100fps in most crowded areas.
Gamer1982  +   712d ago
Best off on PC running official benchmark if gives a great average FPS score which includes mass crowding areas. 7950s getting 66fps @1080p and 7970 @100fps thats average. So outside highly built up areas its gonna soar over them numbers and drop below them in crowded areas. You can of course lock FPS in the game. This is with windows 8 running also and taking up massive resources which consoles dont have which we know is a resource hog.
kingduqc  +   712d ago

yeah a gt 8800 can play farcry 3 in 720p at better frame rate then ps3 with same visual quality
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   712d ago
sweet 8)
abusador  +   712d ago
Nice, keep dazzling us ps4 so early. I can't imagine two years from now how solid and visually impressive these games will be.
Yep  +   712d ago
The game doesn't take advantage of the PC's hardware capabilities then. No graphically intensive video game should ever look or perform better on consoles than on PC when made right.

Call me a PC elitist or graphics whore, but I also own and enjoy Nintendo platforms.
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Abriael  +   712d ago
No, you're just misinformed. Considering that FFXIV is the best looking MMORPG available to date and for the foreseeable future, it takes advantage of the PC hardware *plenty*
sorane  +   712d ago
uuh It's not the best looking mmo by any means. Guild Wars 2, Soul&Blade, Tera, Planetside 2 even Neverwinter all have better graphics. I'm sure other ones also that I'm forgetting.
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Lovable  +   712d ago
umm they didn't said it's gonna run better. It's on par at most. No need to cry, your pc is still valid. geez people these days...
Yep  +   712d ago
It shouldn't even be running on par. Most console games don't run on par with PC games for a reason. Either they designed the PC version poorly or the game isn't graphically intensive.

That's just how it is. No need to cry, your PS4 is still valid.
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Lovable  +   712d ago
Well I guess you're way delusional than we thought. I'd rather listen to the creator of the game rather than a random internet guy whose obviously have an inferiority complex over a video game. :)
Baka-akaB  +   712d ago
How about your prove your claims and show a better looking mmo then , since its poorly designed ?

It's a mmo , there will often be a big graphical gap between regular games (sp or mp) and mmos .

They are just saying it runs at 1080p with the high settings . You can obviously go beyond on PC ... not need to be that snobbish
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Yep  +   712d ago
Like you guys would be willing to listen to reason. Even if I explained myself, you'd still call me names that mean nothing to me. I'd rather not waste my time. Just think about it. Is FFXIV graphically intensive? Does it even look that way? Just because it may be the best looking MMORPG doesn't mean it's graphically intensive. That genre isn't known for it's visuals or technicals.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   712d ago
He never said it looked better. I don't know where you got that from.
FantasyStar  +   712d ago
Good, more games need to be 60FPS.
worldwidegaming  +   712d ago
I will have to see this to believe it. They must be talking about when your alone. In a FATE quest it must drop quite a bit...
Studio-YaMi  +   712d ago
I actually have my doubts too,wanna see that for myself.

If it's true.then DAMN,that is pretty awesome !
SwiftArsonist  +   712d ago
5 disagree, it must be from people who havent played the game lol. u r right, on FATE's the framerate drops significally
KonsoruMasuta  +   712d ago
Because you traveled in time and bought the PS4 version?
01animeking  +   712d ago
is it native 1080p or upscaled ?
SwiftArsonist  +   712d ago
the only game i want right now for the ps4
xKugo  +   712d ago
The equivalent of highest PC settings would be ultra, which starts at 1440p/120fps and runs up to 4k/60-120fps or GTX Titan quad SLI overclocked set-up which would get you well above that. Unless that's what PS4 is doing then it can't be compared to "highest PC settings". Don't get me wrong, I love the PS4 and I've had one pre-ordered since Day 1 but it's not on "highest PC settings". Probably high, but not highest. Those type of comments are to bound to strike a flame war between PS4 and PC elitist. Better to just not make them at all
SwiftArsonist  +   712d ago
@KonsoruMasuta: u got the pc version or the ps3 version for that matter?
worldwidegaming  +   712d ago
No need to time travel to know simple programming.
The more people are on screen the more a system is being taxed. Companies do not tell you the min frame rate they tell you about the max. Simple business...
Even the most expensive rig could freeze to a halt if you throw 100s of players casting different spells etc. This is simple and you see it in MOST mmos on PC (yeah but its a console...) ask PS3 players about that one when they are doing FATES and can't see a thing! ps4 would be great if it could stay above 30fps or at least run above 60fps but no lower than 60fps (where is the avg frame rate!?)
SlapHappyJesus  +   712d ago
I can only take his word on that, but I certainly have my doubts.
That said, high-end PCs certainly have the power to run this higher than 60 frames and at a higher resolution than 1080p. This is less a "PS4's power is comparable to high-end PCs" . . . which is what everyone seems to want to treat it as, and more of a "We are attempting to hit industry standards (60 frames and true HD) while still maintaining high graphical fidelity".
cunnilumpkin  +   712d ago
how much you want to bet it won't?

I am betting right now, it will have jaggies, (the pc version doesn't)

I am also betting the draw distance will be greatly reduced and there will be more pop-in

I am also betting the native resolution will not be 1080p

I am also betting that it will NOT run at 60 frames at all time

basically, I think, everything they are saying is 100% pure bullsh!t!!!
LordNikon  +   712d ago
That's some denial you have there.
Funnymonkey013  +   712d ago
People the point is its going to be a next gen game simaler to PC then ps3 to PC though it still looks great on ps3 .
gamernova  +   712d ago
Hey look, the ps4 can do something I have already been doing since release. ARR is not even that graphic intensive. Now let us talk battlefield lol
Dante81  +   712d ago
I hope they don't use that nasty blur filter(FXAA). I'd prefer jaggies over that.
Godlovesgamers  +   712d ago
"The PS4 Version of Final Fantasy XIV Will Run at 60 FPS, 1080p, Equivalent to Highest PC Settings"

And I still won't play that game!!! Yaaay!!!
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Hicken  +   712d ago
Good for you. Too bad nobody else cares.
Godlovesgamers  +   712d ago
And here comes you with a bitter, childish comment.

You gotta try harder, bro. Your own logic can be used against you; your actions are hypocritical!! LoL!

Please, wax poetic for me, Sir Hicken!!
Hicken  +   712d ago
Is that really the best you've got? Poor usage of the comment that I used to hurt your feelings? Spamming it in multiple replies, despite it not being relevant the vast majority of the time(here being another example)? Yet you've got the nerve to call someone else childish.


What "logic" am I using here that can be used against me? Which actions are hypocritical? You waste the time to comment that you don't care to play a game for no real reason, and yet speak of maturity and intelligence?

MOST people avoid things they don't like. MOST people shy away from subjects they have no interest in. Tell me: what was the point of your comment? Of either one. Of the past few you've had in response to my own.

Still, your retorts are hollow. Where's the proof of anything you're saying? As it stands, you look like an immature troll.

If you've got something of substance to say, go for it. So far, you've done nothing more than remove all doubt.
Godlovesgamers  +   712d ago
"Good for you. Too bad nobody cares."

Please, tell me more about how mature you are.

Did you want a tissue with that childish remark you left? Because I think 7 year old Hicken is about to cry.

I think the only "stories" you write are in the comments section of N4G. Judging from how often you visit the site and the number of total comments I doubt you have time for much else in life.

Please, leave another psuedo intelligent reply where you prop yourself up with all your make believe intellectual and moral superiority that you acquired with your "pretend powerz".

Those make laugh the most.

BTW, you get KZ Mercenary yet? Nope. But still busy defending against negative remarks about it I see.

Good for you Hicken!! You tell those people how wrong they are about a game you've never even played!

How can anyone take you seriously? Your stance is hypocritical! LoL!
FITgamer  +   712d ago
It's kind of odd how one third party game after another is releasing game specs for PS4, but really haven't seen anything about Xbox One.
Dante81  +   712d ago
The Xbox one has a 7700 series GPU with a weak tablet CPU. It's a huge ugly box of all trades, master of none.
strigoi814  +   712d ago
If its true i may have to try this one out
DivineAssault  +   712d ago
The good news NEVER stops rolling in regarding PS4.. Cant wait to get it! Since i wont be buying xb1 anytime soon, i can invest into the PS4 eye, more games, & that sexy a$$ crimson red dual shock 4.. Along with my vita, this combo will be amazing to play & watch evolve for the nx 10 or so yrs.. Yes the hardware will eventually get outdated but theres always gaikai! & who knows what else theyre cooking or gonna be cooking in the future
gapecanpie  +   712d ago
Lol ... Will eventually get outdated??? Lmao it's already outdated before it is even out!!! Lol
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Hicken  +   712d ago
Dude, what are you even here for?
stragomccloud  +   712d ago
Sounds like someone is trying to make PS4 owners they'll actually be playing at PC level. Of course only the Sony brigade will swallow that one.
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DivineAssault  +   712d ago
in a few yrs, PS4 will have even better looking/playing games.. Its easy to develop on it & if games are already damn near like max PC settings, i cant even imagine how great they will become in the future
Amiroo  +   712d ago
lol the benchmark for me was 140fps avrage on my PC - mid-range pc
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