Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, PC Date Announced

Square Enix has announced that both the Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition and Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition will be released worldwide on March 6, 2018. The Royal Edition will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both physically and digitally, while the Windows Edition will be released digitally through the Windows Store, Steam, and Origin, with a physical disc (Steam) version also available. The official PC minimum, recommended, and 4K HDR specifications can be found at the bottom of this article.

In terms of content, the Royal Edition and Windows Edition will both include various new features —

  • Expanded area: Insomnia City Ruins — the late-game area will include various new sidequests and new boss enemies including Omega, Cerberus, and the Rulers of Yore.
  • Controllable Royal Vessel boat — players will be able to control the boat they take between Cape Caem and Altissia, exploring the waters between them, fishing and creating new dishes.
  • Armiger Unleashed — a new action-oriented version of the Armiger, which is unlocked when players find a certain accessory and collect all twelve royal arms.
  • First-person camera mode
  • All Season Pass content including Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, the Comrades multiplayer expansion, and Episode Ignis.

Both the Royal and Windows Editions are priced at $49.99. Those who already own Final Fantasy XV for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the Royal Edition for $19.99. In addition to the details of the releases, Square Enix provided some screenshots and two new trailers, viewable below. Please note that both the Royal Edition screenshots and trailer contain major late-game spoilers for Final Fantasy XV.


Royal Edition Screenshots (Contain Major Spoilers)


Windows Edition Trailer


Royal Edition Trailer (Contains Major Spoilers)


PC Specifications

Minimum Specs Recommended Specs 4K HDR Specs
OS Windows® 7 SP1 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 64-bit Windows® 7 SP1 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 64-bit Windows® 10 64-bit Fall Creators update
CPU Intel® Core™ i5-2500 3.3GHz and above
AMD FX™-6100 3.3GHz and above
Intel® Core™ i7-3770 3.4GHz and above
AMD FX™-8350 4.0 GHz and above
Intel® Core™ i7-7700 3.6GHz and above
AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600X 3.6GHz and above
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
AMD Radeon™ R9 280
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6 GB VRAM
Radeon™ RX 480
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
Main Memory 8GB 16GB 16GB
Screen Resolution 720p 1080p 4K(2160p)
Hard Disc Free Space on SSD OVER 100GB OVER 155GB
Sound Card DirectSound® Sound Card, Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos
DirectX® DirectX 11
Other DVD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive*, mouse, keyboard, gamepad**
*A DVD-ROM Drive (one-sided 1 layer / 2 layer) is required (Editor’s note – assumed to apply for physical edition only)
**Game is compatible with gamepad but not required

Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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