Last year Square Enix announced an impressive mobile version of Final Fantasy XV, condensing the original console experience into a lightweight chibi-style package. Promising the same narrative, environments and mechanics rebuilt for mobile devices, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition looked to be a new way to experience the role-playing franchise.
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition has now shifted to Windows 10's integrated Microsoft Store, following its prior release on other platforms. The first of 10 chapters is available as a free download (opens in new tab), while subsequent missions are sold separately. Support for both mouse and keyboard and touchscreen setups is offered, making this an ideal title for tablets on-the-go. The game also boasts Xbox Live integration, with 65 achievements totaling 1000 Gamerscore.
Although released back in February for iOS and Android devices, its promised Windows 10 counterpart was nowhere to be seen. We previously spoke to Hajime Tabata, director on Final Fantasy XV, who expressed the team wanted to focus on mobile PCs – specifically naming Microsoft Surface. With Microsoft retracting its Windows phone investments, that platform's situation remains "quite unknown" for the Tokyo-based studio.
This is one of several Square Enix titles on the Microsoft Store, including high-profile titles like Final Fantasy XV (opens in new tab) and Rise of the Tomb Raider (opens in new tab). The publisher has accumulated a strong lineup on the storefront, while many major publishers show little interest in the Universal Windows Platform. Speaking with the Final Fantasy XV team earlier this year, the publisher sees Windows 10 as a natural step beyond the Xbox One.
Final Fantasy XV is now available for download on the Microsoft Store as a free download (opens in new tab). Subsequent episodes are available for purchase after playing the opening mission.
- Final Fantasy XV director talks Pocket Edition for PCs, Windows 10 Mobile development struggles, and more
- Final Fantasy XV team talks Windows Edition, UWP development, cross-play
See at Microsoft Store (opens in new tab)
Updated June 8, 2018: Corrected Gamerscore value for FFXV Pocket Edition.
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But only available for PC. Would have been nice to see it on XboxOne and the dead Windows Phone too.
Yes, didn't Bethesda say that they took advantage of some Xbox One capability to run certain types of Windows 10 Store games and that is the main reason they were able to release Fallout Shelter on Xbox One too (with cross-save). Would've been neat if Square Enix took advantage of that too.
> ff15 and tomb raider
Add, Romancing Saga 2 (XPA) is in the store too.
It's good to see that some publishers and developers value the Windows Store as a platform. So I will keep choosing to buy their games in the Store instead of getting them from Steam.
How many Achievements we could unlock on first episode?
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