Final Fantasy 15 PS4 Pro Version Will Not Have Many Improvements Over The Base Version

Square Enix does not have the time to do it.

Posted By | On 22nd, Oct. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Given that Final Fantasy 15 is launching in the same month as PlayStation 4 Pro, it’s obvious that some players will expect a substantial graphical boost to the Pro version of the game. However in an interview by Hobbyconsolas with Hajime Tabata, it was revealed that Final Fantasy 15 on the Pro will not have major improvements over the base PS4 version. This is because the developers don’t have enough time and they claim that they have already maxed out the PS4 processing power with this game.

“About the PS4 PRO, it’s basically the same thing about the PC – if we wanted to take full advantage of the new hardware that would mean putting in much effort and time to make the game look and run better…and time is something we don’t have right now neither we had foreseen the PS4 Pro existence before. In the future, with some dedication and time maybe we can get a PS4 Pro version of the game that can take advantage of the systems capabilities. But as of right now the game has maxed out the PS4 horsepower,” he explained.

Final Fantasy 15 is due for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on the game, check out our main hub page here. Thoughts on this article? Let us know in the comments section below.

Thanks, mognetcentral Lulost user for the translation.

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  • -youjustgotburned-

    What a let down.

    • Lost My Way.

      How’s it their fault?

      How can you prepare for something you didn’t know existed and that releases the same month.

      The real let down is the D.O.A consoles we were sold.

  • Ryan Abbott

    Even if it is just to let down it’s not the end of the world

    • Aaron L.

      I kinda expected it. It’s going to have the same kinda improvements most PS4 Pro games are going to have 4k and HDR but not improved effects or framerate.

    • Nathan Moore

      Just the simple fact that the cpu has been overclocked and the gpu has been refreshed will basically assist with better frame rates or at least more stable. It certainly should not play worse, only better.

    • Carlos El Sueco

      I will play it on a PS4 Pro and well, at least I guess it’ll help with over 30fps which is itself an improvement… or are framerates of games capped? 60fps or even 45 fps would make a difference even without a 4k screen imo

    • Nathan Moore

      At this point it is safe to say it will not run greater that 30fps. But it will play at 30fps a lot more stable. In stead of 30 dropping to 23fps etc. Prolly hang around 30-28fps and dip down less overall through out various scenarios of the game. A ps4 pro is only $100 more then the base model. Even if all it ever does is make things run more stable. The extra $100 is worth it.

  • Ryan Abbott

    Besides I just realized something just because Square Enix says they’re not going to do it right now that don’t mean they’re going to do it late they’re not going to do it later so be patient

    • Psionicinversion

      they will do it if they make a PC version otherwise theres no point. If people are running it at “4K” the power is blown out anyway and they cant increase graphics. That can only happen when running at 1080p

  • Lost My Way.

    I would lose my s#it if they delayed it to make the Pro version better.

    Fact is the pro announcement came the month before release.

    and how many Pros will be in the wild for XVs strongest sales period?

    This isn’t surprising it makes perfect sense.

    • Aenea

      The leaked document from Sony that GiantBomb based their entire article on in March/April stated they had been in talks with developers about it for a while now and it clearly sounded this wasn’t the first briefing devs heard of the Neo/Pro, it even mentioned people already having had experience with it, etc., etc.

      So the existence of the Pro has been known by devs for at least a year if not longer…


      Development of a game these days can take several years and when they started they didn’t know about it…

      Still, the articles says “the Pro will not have major improvements”, so it will have some improvements…

    • Aaron L.

      Exactly, its obvious it’s going to have 4k or some kind of resolution boost most likely via checkerboard and HDR but it sounds like we will get extra’s later on basically. Tabata is a kind of perfectionist. He wants to go back and really spend time making a PS4 pro version better. I seriously doubt that Square Enix is going to do this and waste anymore time on the PS4 pro when they cannot charge for it which they can do for the PC version.

  • so what’s new?

  • J.j. Barrington

    There is no Pro version.

    • Aaron L.

      Yes there is.

    • Tsundere Cactus

      I think he’s referring to the game. They worded version as if there’s a FFXV Pro Version, which there is not. “it’s obvious that some players will expect a substantial graphical boost to the Pro version of the game”

    • J.j. Barrington

      It’s the same as the normal one… so no Pro version.

  • Samuel-Alexander

    They can always just release a patch for the pro version, at least they’re not delaying the regular version any further. I think Square-Enix could do with taking some pressure off themselves for a bit, so I’m not too fussed about the lack of Pro features at launch. It’s already such a beautiful game.
    Also, having compared PS4 Pro shots of Rise of the Tomb Raider to the PC version, I’m not even all that convinced the PS4 Pro can make games look that much better…

  • Aaron L.

    It seems people are taking this wrong. There is day 1 PS4 pro patch coming it’s just not going to improve frame rate or have improved effects. It will still have 4K and HDR.

  • Kurti

    I don’t understand what the people with a PS4 Pro version mean. As far as I have understand the PS4 pro. it will only have an option of turning on better res and ovral effects. However there will only be one version. Like me taking the same game in my Steam library and playing it on two slightly different PCs.


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