Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition was shown off earlier this year but now we have some more concrete information to share about the game. We’ve known about the chibi graphics and we knew the storyline would follow the same story as the main game but we didn’t know what operating systems we needed or the price. We know both of those things today.
The game will be split into 10 different episodes with all of them available at launch. The first episode will be free so you’ll be able to test the waters and see if the game is for you or not. From there, you can buy the next two episodes for $0.99 each and then the remaining seven episodes at $3.99 a piece or you could buy all the episodes in a bundle for $19.99. You’ll certainly be saving money if you purchase all of the episodes in a bundle.
Pre-registration for the game is now available on the Google Play store today so if you’re looking forward to playing, you can get a head start now by signing up. Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition launches on iPhone, iPad, Android devices this autumn and Windows 10 devices later this winter.
You won’t be able to run this on any old device. Pocket Edition will support iPhones and iPads running on iOS 11.1 or later while supporting select Android devices with 5.0 or later. The wording suggests older Androids running a compatible operating system may not work with the game. Just be careful if you’re running with an older Android phone or tablet.
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is built specifically for mobile devices. It features a graphical style that will not only please many fans (think World of Final Fantasy) but was also done to likely help it run on mobile devices. The game will feature touch controls as well that make it entirely optimized for mobile devices. There’s no word yet on whether you’ll be able to use a controller or not.
During Gamescom 2017, Square Enix hinted strongly at a port of Final Fantasy XV to the Nintendo Switch. The console edition runs sluggish on the base Xbox One and PS4 so it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll be seeing a port of that the Switch. Instead, we could possibly see a release of the Pocket Edition on the Switch which wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
It’s no surprise that the Nintendo Switch isn’t the most powerful console on the market by any means. This fact has been made abundantly clear by the releases of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. What the Switch does have to offer is portability like no other console and that makes it the most powerful gaming handheld on the market right now. Square Enix could port the Pocket Edition to the Switch with that idea in mind and it could end up working out for them.
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