During the latest Letter from the Producer Live stage show from Frankfurt FanFest, Final Fantasy XIV Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida gave more information on the PS4 Pro patch revealed yesterday in response to a question asked by DualShockers.
After confirming once more that the team is currentky working on a PS4 Pro patch, Yoshida-san explained that unlike single player games, Final Fantasy XIV is a MMORPG, and is all about displaying as many things on screen as possible at the same time.
Rather than using the PS4 Pro’s power to increase graphical performance, the team would rather use that power to to improve the game experience, making it smoother, showing more objects on the screen, reducing player’s stress.
Yoshida-san tested one of the first builds last week, and he can now reveal that it’s going to be released “very soon.”
Yet, there is a thing that Yoshida-san wants everyone to know: standard PS4 users should not worry about their own experience. Working on PS4 Pro and increasing performance on Sony’s newer console doesn’t mean in any way that performance is going to drop on regular PS4. The team is still going to put a lot of work into the version for the older console to provide the best experience possible.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will release on June 20th exclusively for PC and PS4, with the PS3 version of the game getting discontinued. PS3 users are eligible to a free upgrade to the PS4 version, and you can find out how to get it here.
In case you missed it, you can also also watch the new cinematic trailer and the new screenshots, read more information on the Samurai job, our full recap of today’s Fanfest FanFest keynote, the one from Tokyo FanFest keynote, the one from Las Vegas FanFest, and additional the information from the post-FanFest press conference, to get the full picture of Stormblood info.
Today Guinness World Records also awarded the Final Fantasy series with three world records, including two for Final Fantasy XIV.