'Final Fantasy' On PC: 'Final Fantasy XV' Benchmark Tool Unveiled, 'Final Fantasy XII' Arrives On Sale


The Final Fantasy series continues its invasion into the PC with the release of the benchmark tool and preorder bonuses for Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition and the sale price of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on its arrival.

There has been a lot of Final Fantasy news recently, as December 2017 marked the franchise's 30th year. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is set to launch on iOS and Android devices on Feb. 9, the next Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood update will unleash iconic Final Fantasy VI villain Kefka, and new Final Fantasy VII Remake concept artwork was recently revealed.

Benchmark Tool, Preorder Bonuses For 'Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition'

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition is set to be released on March 6. In advance, PC gamers may be wondering if their machine would be able to run the game. To answer this question, Square Enix has rolled out the Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition Benchmark tool.

The free Benchmark tool, which will take up about 3.37 GB of hard drive space, will optimize your system and see how well the game will run on it. The performance scores go from zero to over 12,000, with most gaming computers likely to fall within the Standard range and run Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition at 720 resolution and 30 frames per second. The game, however, supports native 4K resolution, up to a maximum 8K.

In addition, Square Enix also announced the Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition preorder bonuses. Customers who preorder on Steam will receive in-game outfits based on the RPG's Episodes featuring Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis; customers who preorder on Origin will receive stickers for the Regalia, the party's vehicle; and customers who preorder on the Windows Store will receive a Battle Upgrade pack.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Arrives On Special Sale Price

Final Fantasy XII was originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006, with the remastered Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age arriving last year on the PlayStation 4. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is now also available for the PC, but with additional enhancements that include frame rates of up to 60 frames per second, support for up to a three-monitor, 48:9 set-up, and post-game content that will be accessible from the start such as New Game Plus and New Game Minus.

Gamers who purchase Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on Steam within its first week will get a 20 percent discount, bringing the price down from $49.99 to $39.99. The promotion, which will end on Feb. 6, will also give players a three-track digital music compilation and a new Steam Skin drawn by popular Final Fantasy artist Isamu Kamikokuryo.

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