Dragon Quest XI Will Support PS4 Pro; Gets Video Sharing Guidelines and Lots of New Info

Square Enix reveals a lot of new information on the upcoming Dragon Quest XI, including PS4 Pro support, video sharing guidelines and more.

July 10, 2017

Today Square Enix published an extensive FAQ on Dragon Quest XI on its official website, including relevant information on the game.

We get the confirmation that there isn’t any difference in the game’s story between PS4 and 3DS, and that internet is not required at all, since there is no online gameplay. On PS4, you can create up to nine save games, and there is an auto-save features. on 3DS you can create up to three, and the game allows you to save when closing the game even if you’re not at the church.

The name of the protagonist can be freely set when creating a new save data, but cannot be changed afterwards. His physical appearance (face and hairstyle) cannot be changed, but changing his equipment can change his overall look. Unfortunately, there won’t be character voices in the game on either PS4 or 3DS, which is something Dragon Quest fans will be used to.

PS4 Pro support has also been confirmed, letting owners of Sony’s souped-up console enjoy the game in 4K resolution. No information was provided on whether this is native, or whether there will be any supersampling on 1080p monitors.

The share button on PS4 is not disabled except for some videos. Remote play on PS Vita is supported. Interestingly, while the 3DS version has a “3D mode” that renders characters in 3D, it actually doesn’t support the stereoscopic 3D feature of Nintendo’s portable.

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In addition to this, Square Enix also detailed the video sharing guidelines for the game, that will apply starting at 00:00 (Japan Time) on July 29th.

Sharing gameplay footage (including posting video, images and livestreaming) is permitted only for personal use. Sharing images is allowed on social media for personal use. Posting video (including music) is limited to video sharing sites like YouTube and Nico Nico. This is limited to sites with a licensing agreement with  Japan Music Acquisition Rights Association (JASRAC). It’s also possible to embed videos on your personal blog or social media for personal use.

The following copyright notice has to be included on the screen. Keep in mind that it will be applied automatically when using the share feature of the PS4.


When including footage that gives an extensive view on the story, Square Enix requests the inclusion of a “spoiler” notice to avoid negatively influencing the enjoyment of the narrative for other players.

Live distribution, video and image posting of the parts in which the share feature of PS4 is disabled is prohibited. Redistribution of images and video on secondary media is also not allowed, for instance you shouldn’t print pictures on a brochure, whether it’s paid or free.

It’s also forbidden to publish media on website that require paying a few to view the content, with the exclusion of Nico Nico’s premium service. Content that slanders specific players is also not allowed.

Regardless of the reason, if Square Enix requests it, users should interrupt the posting of videos and images without any delays. In addition, they reserve the right to remove videos and broadcasts that they deem inappropriate.

Last, but not least, Square Enix does not provide any warranty on the images and video posted on the internet, including the possibility of infringing the copyright of third parties. In addition, the company won’t take any responsibility for any damage incurred or caused as a result of posting the game’s video or images, including disputes with third parties or other players.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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