Square Enix has announced two new editions for Final Fantasy XV; namely the Royal Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and Windows Edition for PC. However, while it seems like the two editions are separate, they’re both near identical. The only major differences between the two are system requirements.
Square Enix has also released a trailer for the new editions, which you can see above. The new features, which are identical in both the Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition and Windows Edition, are:
- Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins – all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players will also take on the Rulers of Yore.
- A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fishes and dishes.
- A new accessory that can activate the new action “Armiger Unleashed” – players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed.
- A new first-person camera mode, allowing players to experience the game from Noctis’ perspective.
- More than a dozen pieces of downloadable content including weapons, Regalia car skins, and item sets.
On top of this, both versions also include season pass content and some new quests. As a result of the extra content, new trophies are also available. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations. The PC version also gets native 4K (max 8K resolution), HDR10, Dolby Atmos and mod support.
Square Enix also announced benchmark tool and instructions to help players optimize their PCs for the game’s launch. This is set to go live on February 1. Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition and Windows Edition will be released on March 6. Currently, it is set to be available on Steam, Origin, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Starting February 1, fans who pre-order the PC version will receive store-specific pre-order and early purchase bonuses.
Source: Square Enix Press Release