VIDEO | PS4, Xbox One Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 9:40 AM

Final Fantasy XV new demo

Final Fantasy XV new demo

Final Fantasy XV just got a new demo showcasing the possibilities of Square-Enix's brand new engine, but it comes with a price as framerate is far from being stable on PS4 for the moment. Let's hope that the developers will find a way to optimize the game in the 6 months they have left before release, or that a PC or PS4K release will come to the game's rescue in terms of performance... It's still playable, but it is quite disappointing when compared to what we've seen so far this generation.

Demo Part 1
Demo Part 2

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Commented on 2016-03-31 09:58:08
There are fps drops and aliasing issues but overall i was really impressed by the visuals. The whole game and specifically the lighting is gorgeous. I can't say im entirely sold on the combat though, it doesn't feel satisfying imo. Though to be fair there are a lot of features missing in the demo and i don't fully understand how everything works yet since there are a lot of changes from duscae 2.0. Oh and have they said anything about swimming in the final game? It seems silly not to be included in an open world game like this.
Commented on 2016-03-31 10:02:45
Can we expect the new "reclaim your throne" traler soon? I really want to see it in high quality.
Commented on 2016-03-31 10:10:28
I wish more games utilized hair and clothes physics. Come on guys, it's the current year already.
Commented on 2016-03-31 10:39:13
Absolutely gorgeous game viewed through a smeared lens. I guess PS4K or PC version it is then.
Commented on 2016-03-31 11:01:33
I think it was obviously rushed to meet the deadline for today's release with the event.
Commented on 2016-03-31 11:58:44
I hope the game is optimized it looks great. PS4.5 or PS4K talk make me sad. I thought the more powerful console is only for those interested in PSVR. Rest of us not interested in it should not get shafted
Commented on 2016-03-31 14:36:06 In reply to omniscient
But that sucks. If it's all true and that Q1 2017 release is too, it's going to be hard to just ignore it and not buy it for the current systems.
Commented on 2016-03-31 15:39:02
IQ and AA need cleaned up. Otherwise, the game looks damn stunning.
Commented on 2016-03-31 16:29:10
This game cold use an Lightning Farron appearance...
Commented on 2016-03-31 16:56:18 In reply to Loakum
Posted by Loakum
This game cold use an Lightning Farron appearance...
-_- i wish i could hate you to death right now...j/ but really...
Commented on 2016-03-31 17:01:24
Driftwood, are you able to get high quality version of the Japanese and English trailers?
Commented on 2016-03-31 18:08:11 In reply to vspectra06
Posted by vspectra06
Driftwood, are you able to get high quality version of the Japanese and English trailers?
I'm not in charge of that, Game2k is. Rest assured that if they become available he'll find them. If it's not here yet, it means it's not available.
Commented on 2016-03-31 23:38:13
Thank you gamersyde for your hard work. I've been a following this site for over 10 years - back when it was called xboxyde - purely because of the amazing quality trailers you would host.
Commented on 2016-03-31 23:50:27
This game needs a PC release, it's obviously struggling on consoles. Low resolution, aliasing, dithered shadows, it all makes it look really rough.
Commented on 2016-04-02 01:06:29
I've played the demo now. I think the IQ and AA have noticibly improved since Duscae demo. In fact, I think the visuals are pretty much there, if this is what we are getting across those massive landscapes seen in the trailers. Performance however, is a bit spotty considering the limited scale. Not yet optimised I suppose.
Commented on 2016-04-02 05:10:48 In reply to Xeviant
Posted by Xeviant
-_- i wish i could hate you to death right now...j/ but really...
I'm an incredibly difficult person to hate. I've tried, and end up loving me even more. True story. PS...this trailer could use some BackStreet Boys music. Either "I Want It That Way" or "BackStreet's Back, Allright!" :)
Commented on 2016-04-02 06:03:40 In reply to Loakum
Backstreet's Back is the sequel theme song ;)

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