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Submitted by denisx04 146d ago | news

Final Fantasy XV And Kingdom Hearts 3 Still in development on DirectX 11

Final Fantasy XV fans are going to be disappointed that Square Enix has confirmed that the game is still in development, they did however announce that Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 are being developed on DirectX 11. While fans may be disappointed in the news, at least we know that they are polishing the game to look visually stunning with DirectX is the graphics technology powering today’s most impressive games. The latest version, DirectX 11, enables the addition of advanced effects and features in NVIDIA-enhanced titles, ranging from tessellation and HBAO+, to Percentage Closer Soft Shadows and NVIDA HairWorks. When asked if a PC version was possibly on the way for the two games, Square Enix had nothing to say about it. (Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, PS4, Xbox One)

sungin  +   146d ago
pc yes !!!!
DirectX 11, enables the addition of advanced effects and features in NVIDIA-enhanced titles, ranging from tessellation and HBAO+, to Percentage Closer Soft Shadows and NVIDA HairWorks.
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kingdom18  +   146d ago
This in no way means it going to be on PC though, we've known for a while now its being developed on DirectX, if I remember it was stated that its not coming to the Wii U because so.
mohuzas  +   146d ago
Well not exactly, both PS4 and WiiU use OpenGL rather than DirectX, which is a Microsoft exclusive API, SE never gave a reason why KH3 wasn't coming to WiiU.
darkstar18  +   146d ago
A Wii U version is definitely possible.
elninels  +   146d ago
Its not on wii u because of the lack of install base. The same reason it won't be released for a good while. They definitely have a magic number in mind.
vishmarx  +   146d ago
lol @sungin.
keep dreamin bro.
jap console gaming market is shambles,and the last thing in the world that they care about is PC.
most of them are now getting a hang of PS3.
remember the last successful JRPG on the PC?,
the only one it got was last remnant ,last gen and it sold like 10k copies on PC.
@kingdom18
true,and anyone who truely expected it to make it to wii u is an idiot
1)nintendo never got a mainline KH.
2)wii never got any KH game,neither did GC
3)i know,XB1 right?similar in power to the ps4!
wii u would get considerably scaled down version,fans would rage and no will buy it because devs didnt put extra effort in a failing console
ShinMaster  +   146d ago
This makes no sense!

"Final Fantasy XV fans are going to be disappointed that Square Enix has confirmed that the game is still in development"

How is this a disappointment?
If the game wasn't still in development then it would either be released already or cancelled(now that would be disappointing).
mikeslemonade  +   146d ago
These games should only be on PS4 so I can brag about it and so the game can be optimized and polished. However SE will find a way to money hat and ruin the games.
Volkama  +   146d ago
@Shinmaster indeed. The whole article is drivel though, not just because of that strange phrasing.

Someone heard a term they know (DirectX 11) and tried to join all kind of dots to make an article. They weren't real dots though. That NVidia Hairworks stuff was probably a biscuit crum the metaphorical dot to dot picture.
Dante81  +   146d ago
PC versions would be nice, but get outta here with that Nvidia nut-hugging.
kingdom18  +   146d ago
(@sungi sorry can't reply to myself for some reason)

@mohuzas I don't know, I just recall reading an interview with a dev saying that (could be wrong of course), having trouble navagating KH13.com and can't find the story mentioning the Wii U.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   146d ago
Final Fantasy XV is not confirmed, but http://www.takuchat.com/the...

Yeah... So there is hope.
dmitrijs88  +   146d ago
I would be happy if it comes to PC, would be save me buying PS4 for a while.
belac09  +   146d ago
why would fans be dissapointed? i guess i dont understand tech, but it sounds like its going to be amazing graphically.
belac09  +   146d ago
i read the first part wrong nevermind.
kingdom18  +   146d ago
I still don't get it myself. Is it because its going to take longer? Because with DirectX they can do more with the graphics?
iamtehpwn  +   146d ago
Bringing FF15 to PC would definitely be a smart move, even if it launches as a Timed Console exclusive to Off-set Piracy. You guys have seen what they've done of mods fF7 and graphics mods of Skyrim. Imagine if those kind of mods could come to FF15.
masterfox  +   146d ago
can't wait for 2020 to get this game. :D
Qrphe  +   146d ago
This in no way means PC port, so rev up those petitions

inb4 2013 article
LightDiego  +   146d ago
Why these games should go to PC? How many Kngdom Hearts has the platform?
Both should be exclusive for consoles. Can't wait these games for PS4.
@StealthPandemic: Makes no sense, pc gamers and journalists are always asking every game for pc, and if a console gamer asks for a game, then it's wrong, that's ridiculous. Both of these series belong to consoles, the fanbase of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts are on consoles.
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StealthPandemic  +   146d ago
Why can't they?
wtopez  +   146d ago
@lightdiego

I'm mainly a PC gamer and I'm a fan of JRPG's. Final Fantasy and the Persona series especially. I still don't understand why people can't fathom the fact that you can own a PC AND consoles. The fanbase of FF and Kindom Hearts are mostly on consoles simply because the games are not out on PC. I would bet that this game is definitely coming to PC. Square Enix has made a ton of money on the PC with Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs and the re-release of FF7 & 8. And guess what? If it comes out on PC, it will not affect your experience with the console version at all. No one is trying to take away your toys.
hkgamer  +   146d ago
i dont really get it. so what will happen for ps4 version?

wouldnt it just be easier to use opengl for both versions?
someone care to explain?
KingKelloggTheWH  +   146d ago
This form of creation is easier, thats literally it. They found a way to ease development and porting to systems.
persona4chie  +   146d ago
Its sad because, I'm looking forwards to this game have been forever, butitslikely that it won't look better than uncharted 4 for all the work they are doing :/
Furesis  +   146d ago
my god that english lol and your comment is random as hell first of all FF is an open world game those never look as good as linear games and second of all uncharted is made by naughty dog who are known to make good looking games and who cares if it doesn't look as good as uncharted i could go back and play one of the older FF games any day and not care about the graphics at all. all people seem to care about these days are graphics i hate it
persona4chie  +   146d ago
Don't see how my English is relevant and it was only like that because i was using swype text. I'm actually one of the few gamers left who don't care about graphics, me and my brother talk about it all the time and how that focus is kind of killing the gaming industry is such a huge focus on graphics. That's all people talk about before the game comes out never mind if it has good gameplay. But what I'm saying is for a company as big as SE that has been working on the game for damn near a decade its just kind of sad. Yes I'm pissed at them for all of the delays and lack of information. Also i started off with the 3d final fantasy games and went back and played the old ones and 6 is my favorite, graphics mean nothing to me. Hell i go back and play boktai and megaman battle network 3 every year because they see just awesome games. Who's obsessed with graphics bro?
Cryptcuzz  +   146d ago
You laugh at his English and yet your comment doesnt even contain a comma or period. Period.

Graphics are still important depending on the game.
Certain games I agree if the graphics aren't exactly "next gen", but high quality graphics is still key to immersion in games.

I can't wait to see the latest build of FF15 and Kingdom Hearts 3. I'm sure both games are shaping up nicely.
Illusive_Man  +   146d ago
So it should be fairly easy to develop the game on X1. Cool stuff. The SDKs should be good and mature now...I expect both games to look fantastic on PS4 and X1 .
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KingKelloggTheWH  +   146d ago
Honestly it would be dumb of them not to, it would be such an easy port. If I were them I'd stay deving it for consoles then port it afterword with all the proper fixes and such.

http://www.takuchat.com/the...

I made that a while back, so basically there is a prettty good chance of it getting released.It's just up to the PC crowd to make enough noise.
goldwyncq  +   146d ago
KH3 might as well be a PS5 launch title considering FFXV has been in development for nearly a decade now.
vishmarx  +   146d ago
except weve seen gameplay in less than a year from announcement.
versus took like 4 years to do that
--bienio--  +   146d ago
Pc yes!!! So now let wait for official announnce😉
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Whitey2k  +   146d ago
No wonder why sony grabbed there shares and ran away from square there full of it! I know every1 cant wait for the game but if the ps4 turns out crap prepared the other 2 I will throw there game at there faces
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RichardDawkins  +   146d ago
I almost don't even want FinalFantasy 15.. they haven't made a good FF since 10. I would be completely ok with SE remaking the good Final Fantasy's and revisiting old IP's.
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elda  +   146d ago
The game is taking forever knowing the PS3 version was scrapped & they started all over again,developing for about 3 yrs so far,we probably won't see this game for at least another 2 years or so.
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SugarSoSweet  +   146d ago
Good to know their ultilzing DirectX11 and utilizing the powerfullest consoles out there in the PS4 and Xbox One.

Wii U just isn't powerful enough sorry guys plus it doesn't use Direct X11
forgetmenot  +   146d ago
The title had me like duh...
FFXV I hope it gets a release date at the Tokyo game show,ask for KH III umm..2016 or 2017 best guess until then we will beg square for any scrap of info they will give us oh and of course speculate
off topic
If these third party game developers bring there games to pc Ill build a pc and start gaming on it as platform of choice
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MegaRay  +   146d ago
IKR! all PC gaming need, is Japanese support really.
Wrightylfc88  +   146d ago
Neither of these games will be out uuntil 2016 at the earliest maybe even 2017
Goku781  +   146d ago
So basically its taking long to come to try to make the game on par with the PS4, so there's no repeat of when FF13 first came out, and they want a lot of systems out there so they can make more money.
Nate-Dog  +   146d ago
I thought this was pretty well known, SE have been developing it on DX11 for quite a while now and Nomura mentioned this about XV and KH3 around 1-2 years ago in hinting that both games could go to PC since any system that uses DX11 is an option.
GamerXGATT  +   146d ago
Those features aren't exclusive to Nvidia, plus both consoles are AMD so why even mention Nvidia?

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