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Final Fantasy XV

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Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition cover
Square Enix[Note 1]
XPEC Entertainment
DLC Luminous Productions[1]
Square Enix
Luminous Engine
Release dates
Windows March 6, 2018
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 81
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Sponsored[2]
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres JRPG, RPG, Action, Open world
Vehicles Automobile, Flight, Off-roading
Art styles Realistic
Themes Fantasy, Sci-fi
Series Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy XV on HowLongToBeat
Final Fantasy XV on IGDB
Final Fantasy XV on MobyGames
Final Fantasy XV on Wikipedia
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Final Fantasy XV is is an open world action-adventure game in the Final Fantasy series that was developed and published by Square Enix, with assistance from HexaDrive and XPEC Entertainment.

Originally released worldwide on Playstation 4 and Xbox One on November 29, 2016, the game was later released on PC as Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition which includes everything from Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition, alongside many additional new features, gameplay, and story content such as new Nvidia GameWorks rendering effects not previously seen in console releases.[3]

A benchmark and demo are both available. The game also contains support for the Steam Workshop which is used for modding. An official Mod organizer is available here (for Origin and Microsoft Store) and Steam version via the Steam store.

General information

Square Enix support page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Disc contains about 8 GB of data, the rest (~80 GB) must be downloaded through Steam.
Publisher website
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
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Origin (unavailable)
Steam and Origin versions use Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.


Type Notes
Sponsored The game includes numerous in-game product placements:[4]
  • The goal of The Perfect Cup quest is to acquire the player's favorite topping for Nissin Cup Noodles. Cup Noodles meals can subsequently be cooked at camp.
  • The party uses Coleman brand camping gear.
  • The American Express logo is featured on shop windows.
  • The party's clothes were designed by the fashion label Roen.
  • Luna's wedding dress was designed by Vivienne Westwood.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Powerup Pack Pre-order exclusive on Microsoft Store.
Decal Selection Pre-order exclusive on Origin.
Fashion Collection Pre-order exclusive on Steam.
The Sims 4 Pack Exclusive to Origin early purchasers. Ended 1st May 2018.[5]
Half-Life Pack Exclusive to Steam purchasers. Previously slated to be exclusive to early purchasers but was later changed to all Steam purchasers on 2nd May 2018 via Steam Workshop.[6]
High-Resolution Pack Free high-resolution movies and textures.
Episode Ardyn Ardyn's playable story.

Essential improvements

Special K - FFXV Mini-Mod

Allows users to block certain input devices to prevent the game from hitching every time it loads the icon for another input device.
Lowers the Steam API overhead of the game; provides more stable frame render times and shorter loading times on certain hardware configurations.
Includes options that fix thread scheduling options in some threads, that causes starvation on graphics/audio threads.

Game data

Saved games from the Microsoft Store / Game Pass version can be manually transferred to Steam and Origin, see this reddit post.
The Steam and Origin versions do not respect a relocated Documents folder unless symlinks are used.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\39EA002F.FINALFANTASYXVforPC_n746a19ndrrjg\LocalState
Origin %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XV\Origin\savestorage\
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XV\Steam\<user-id>\savestorage\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/637650/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

You can backup the save games by backing up the folders slotNUM. To import the save games back, copy slotNUM folders to their corresponding folders (e.g. "slot8" folder replace "slot8" folder). The NUM must match; otherwise, it won't work.
A simple way to test if an imported save game can work is to temporarily append the string "_orig" to the end of the current save game folder (e.g. rename the current "slot8" folder to "slot8_orig"), copy the intended slotNUM folder, then revert back or delete slotNUM_orig folder after done testing.
After importing the save games, the screenshot previews of the save games will remain the same as the previous save game, but the save games shall be different once you've loaded the save game. If you need the screenshot preview to be updated, then you can re-save in the same slot.
System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\39EA002F.FINALFANTASYXVforPC_n746a19ndrrjg\SystemAppData\wgs
Origin %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XV\Origin\savestorage\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\637650\remote[Note 3]
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XV\Steam\<user-id>\savestorage\[Note 4]
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/637650/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud
Save data can be cross-saved between Xbox and PC.[7]


Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are letterboxed. Some in-game and pre-rendered cutscenes when in 21:9 and 32:9 aspect ratios are pillarboxed.
HUD is spanned.[8][9]
4K Ultra HD
Up to 8K.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available but may not work correctly, see Issues unresolved.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Only goes up to 8x in-game, set 16x in config file or force via GPU control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, SSAA through Resolution scaling option.
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 1.0
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Presets for 30 FPS, 60 FPS and 120 FPS. See Frame rate (FPS).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
SDR based stretching.

Frame rate (FPS)

Unlock or set to desired framerate[10]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open GraphicsConfig.ini.
  3. Set MaxFramerate=xx (where XX is the desired value).
  4. Save and close the file.


Do not use 0 as this can cause a division by zero exception and crash the game.[11]


Mouse and keyboard settings.
Mouse and keyboard settings.
Gamepad preset selection menu, displaying generic buttons. Xbox and DualShock buttons are also natively available.
Gamepad preset selection menu, displaying generic buttons. Xbox and DualShock buttons are also natively available.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Delete cannot be bound to commands. Right and left modifier keys ( Shift, Control, Alt) are considered the same key.
Mouse acceleration
There seems to be a slight smoothing effect.[citation needed]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
No cursor, instead you can move the selected option up or down by moving the mouse up or down.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
3 different presets.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Found under the Camera section.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Has native support (due to release on multiple Windows game stores other than Steam); however, using Steam Input is highly recommended.
Steam Input is officially supported with an official Steam controller configuration preset provided for DS 4 and the correct DS button prompts loaded in game, and has additional stuff including rumble support and wireless adapter support.
PlayStation button prompts
DualShock button prompts is only loaded by the game when DualShock 4 is used.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
, Wired
Bluetooth not tested. Wireless adapter only d-pad/movement working.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
The type of button prompts loaded is automatically determined by the game based on the controller used; the user cannot manually choose between different button prompts.

To make sure the game loads the correct button prompts, avoid pressing any keyboard buttons until the Title Screen.

Once at the the Title Screen, and before loading the game further, the user can confirm which type of button prompts is loaded by the game by going into OPTIONS → Controls.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Steam Input and XInput only. Can be disabled.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller, DualShock 4, and Xbox 360 controller.
Steam Controller button prompts


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voice, Audio players.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1. Supports Spatial Audio (Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos HRTF).[12]
Option to display speaker names also available.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan - AI
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op
Windows Store version supports crossplay with Xbox One.[13]

Connection types

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Aim at Gaze, Camera at Gaze, Extended View - Only Head Tracking, Magic at Gaze, Warp at Gaze, Zoom at Gaze.

Issues fixed


Add game executable as exception to Windows Security's Control Flow Guard (CFG)[14]

Disable button prompts

This is an alternative to disabling input devices with the Special K mod, see Essential improvements.
Disable the "Guide" in the in-game settings[15]

Broken ambient occlusion

While using the 1360x768 resolution, and possibly others, ambient occlusion may be broken (most noticeable on cars during the daytime, while moving the camera).[16]
Try a different resolution (1280x720 and 1920x1080 don't have this problem)
Set resolution-scaling to %125 (in the "Graphics" menu)
Disable Ambient Occlusion

Issues unresolved

Exclusive fullscreen not available

Setting the "Fullscreen" option to "On" should enable exclusive fullscreen, however on some configurations the game may still run in borderless windowed mode. A possible workaround is to use the Special K framework (see Essential improvements) and select "Fullscreen Mode" in the display tab of the Special K control panel.[17]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video


More responsive NVIDIA Turf Effects grass + longer lasting trails

Small edit to the responsiveness and longevity of flattened grass. Requires NVIDIA Turf Effects to be enabled.


This utility allows you to narrow the terrain blending (dithering) effect.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon R9 280
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible
Other Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos support
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The minimum specs are for 720p 30 FPS. The recommended specs are for 1080p 30 FPS. Recommended specs for 4K 30 FPS and 1440p 60 FPS with HDR are noted with (4K HDR). The official specs can be found at the official website.


  1. Business Division 2[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  3. If Steam Cloud Saves are enabled for the game, it will always use this location for save games even in Steam "Offline Mode" and when disconnected from the Internet. The contents of this folder can be changed while playing the game, and are reflected when choosing 'Load' from the title screen or in-game menu. Save games must be copied into the same slot folder or usually no saves will appear, though sometimes saves will only be missing.
  4. If Steam Cloud Saves are disabled for the game, it will always use this location for save games even in Steam "Offline Mode" and when disconnected from the Internet. This location is always used for the game configuration files, even if Steam Cloud Saves are enabled.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Final Fantasy XV DLCs ‘Episode Aranea,’ ‘Episode Lunafreya,’ and ‘Episode Noctis’ cancelled - last accessed on 2020-09-05
    "A new company called Luminous Productions was formed, centered around the staff who had previously been developing the main game as part of Business Division 2, and the have continued to work on the project since."
  2. Final Fantasy XV - All Cup Noodles Quest choices - last accessed on 2020-04-19
  4. Final Fantasy Fandom Wiki - last accessed on 2020-08-02
  5. Get ready for some amazing The Sims 4 and Final Fantasy XV themed costumes in both games! - last accessed on May 2023
  6. FFXV Half Life Pack Available Indefinitely - Square Enix - Steam Community - last accessed on May 2023
  7. Microsoft Store - FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION - last accessed on 2018-03-08
    "Save data can be cross-saved between the Xbox One software “FINAL FANTASY XV” (released 29th November, 2016) and "FINAL FANTASY XV ROYAL EDITION" (released 6th March, 2018), and “FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION.”"
  8. FFXV PC (Triple Monitors / Eyefinity / Surround) - last accessed on 2019-12-30
  9. Final Fantasy 15 Demo, Nvidia surround = low FPS? - last accessed on 2019-12-30
  10. Verified by User:SavvyKat on 2018-03-08
  11. Verified by User:Aemony on 2018-03-13
    Verified that both Steam and UWP versions are affected by it.
  12. Games in Dolby - last accessed on May 2023
  13. Microsoft Store - FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION - last accessed on 2018-03-08
    "Additionally, through a post-release content update, gameplay data from “FFXV MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES” (game add-on) can be cross-played between the Xbox One software “FINAL FANTASY XV”(released 29th November, 2016) and "FINAL FANTASY XV ROYAL EDITION" (released 6th March, 2018), and “FINAL FANTASY WINDOWS EDITION"."
  14. anyone know how to fix stuttering? :: FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION General Discussions - last accessed on 2021-02-28
  15. stuttering :: FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-12-26
  16. Verified by User:Ancient paradise on 2023-01-09
    Verified all three solutions while using the newest version from Steam, with an AMD Radeon RX 6400 discrete desktop graphics card.
  17. No more EXCLUSIVE FULLSCREEN !!!!!!! :: FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION General Discussions - last accessed on 2019-12-26