Friday, February 2nd 2018

Square Enix Puts Final Fantasy XV Up for Pre-order and Releases Benchmark Tool

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will be released on March 6, but hardcore fans can pre-order the game now through Steam, Origin, or the Microsoft Store. The $49.99 price tag remains the same independent of the place of purchase. However, the preorder bonus differs hugely. Consumers who pre-order through Steam will receive the "FFXV Fashion Collection" which contains a collection of four t-shirts with different buffs for Noctis to wear. The buffs include strength enhancement, HP recovery rate acceleration, critical hit rate boost, and maximum HP increase. Microsoft Store preorders, on the other hand, come with a "FFXV Powerup pack" that provides players with a sleek Dodanuki sword which reduces enemy defense with each slash, 10 phoenix downs, and 10 elixirs. Origin seems to draw the short straw this time around. The Origin preorder bonus is the "FFXV Decal Selection" comprised of different decals to modify the cosmetics of the Regalia car.

Square Enix has graciously released a benchmark application to help future Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition players configure the game to get the best performance out of their systems. The zip file weighs around 3.37 GB and is available for download right here at TechPowerUp, or, if you don't like our servers for some unfathomable reason... from the developer's website. The benchmark only runs on 64-bit versions of Windows and requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 to be present on the system. Users also need to have a graphics card that supports DirectX 11 and a monitor with a minimum resolution of 1280 x 720. Unfortunately, NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire configurations are not supported at this time. The application lets users choose between the Lite, Standard, and High quality presets and resolutions from 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 to 3840 x 2160. The entire run takes around 6 minutes and 30 seconds. The score and performance evaluation are provided at the end of the run.
Sources: Square Enix, Square Enix
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13 Comments on Square Enix Puts Final Fantasy XV Up for Pre-order and Releases Benchmark Tool

#1
The Quim Reaper
Seems to be that if you divide the score by 100 it will give you the sort of average framerate you can expect in game.
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#2
natr0n
The bench is enjoyable to watch.
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#3
RejZoR
I never played FF, but visuals have always been enjoyable. Might do a run of a benchmark just because.
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#7
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
natr0n said:
It works but on my end he just does sword attacks and you can move him a little bit.
goto C:\Program Files\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XV BENCHMARK\datas\quest\duscae
delete everything except
area_du_share_quest_jet_bench.earc
you should then have control after the fishing village bit without needing to spam E

look at keyconf.ini for the keybinds
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#9
Nephilim666
A 'New' 2018 ported game that looks worse than 3 year old PC game (Witcher 3) by significant margin.
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#10
Flash Le Furet
This benchmark looks horrible... the lighting looks like far cry 1.
"PC version built from the ground up" but can't run at 2560x1440. Yikes
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#11
Chloe Price
RejZoR said:
I never played FF, but visuals have always been enjoyable. Might do a run of a benchmark just because.
Been a fan of the series since 1999. :D
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#13
Steevo
Nvidia Shitworks.

I wonder what they will blame the lack of sales on, piracy, PC gaming dying, Mining......
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