Final Fantasy XV has been out for a while. It has been updated, patched, and re-released with all the (current) DLC for consoles and PCs as the Royal and Windows Editions, respectively. Final Fantasy XV was also remade for mobile devices as the Pocket Edition for gamers who want to experience the rich fantasy of Final Fantasy XV on the go. Well, now the Pocket Edition is being ported. It’s still called the Pocket Edition, but now it’s available for platforms that don’t exactly fit in your pocket.
Earlier today, Final Fantasy XV was released on the Microsoft store, making it playable on Windows 10 (version 14393.351 or higher) PCs, laptops, and Surface tablets. You might wonder what’s the point since the game is already available on mobile devices and since Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition already exists. However, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition isn’t compatible with all smartphones and tablets, and not everyone owns a gaming PC with an Intel Core i5-2500, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, and 8 GB of RAM. This Windows 10 port allows gamers to play Final Fantasy XV on almost any PC, as the game only requires an Intel Core i3-6100U, an Intel HD Graphics 520, and 4GB of RAM.
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition for Windows platforms appears to be a direct port of the original mobile version. The game has not received any graphical updates (that would defeat the purpose of the port, after all) and is still an episodic, condensed version of Final Fantasy XV. While touch and keyboard controls are usable, gamers can control the Windows 10 version of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition with only a mouse.
The first chapter of the Windows version of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, much like the mobile version, is available for free on the Microsoft store. Gamers can still purchase the other nine chapters piecemeal for $0.99 to $3.99 or $19.99 for all nine.