Final Fantasy XV is playable at Tokyo Game Show 2016, and Square Enix kindly allowed DualShockers to capture the first 30 minutes of the game.
To be precise, a small part at the beginning is missing, as Square Enix prefers players to experience it for themselves. Let me just say that it almost made me cry in front of everyone, but I won’t spoil it, so you’ll have to look forward to that.
That said, the video below is completely uninterrupted, and nearly unedited, recorded in 1080p from a standard PS4 with the highest possible quality provided by our Elgato capture hardware.
Update: due to popular demand, we uploaded the fully untouched 8 GB big boy, which you can see below. This version contains no cuts (so you’ll have to bear with a couple loading screens), and is basically straight from the capture, eliminating any kind of ghosting and artifacts caused by tampering with compression. YouTube still compresses the file some, but it should be as pristine as it comes on the service.
Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about my terrible gameplay, but at 48 hours without sleep (and still counting), I was more focused on not faceplanting on the screen. Hopefully, the gorgeous visuals will help you forgive me.
Keep in mind that the new video is at 60 FPS to eliminate any risk of ghosting, bit of course the game targets 30 FPS.
While the contents of the demo are the same of what was showcased at Gamescom, Square Enix staff confirmed that it’s the latest built shown publicly, a couple of updates beyond the Gamescom version.
While playing it, it did feel a lot smoother, it looks absolutely great, and it plays like a dream.
But now I have rambled enough, and I’m sure you’re not here for that, so enjoy the footage below.