Final Fantasy XV was unveiled by Square Enix with a flourish last night, along with a September 30th release date announcement, a strange dream-like demo, and a bunch of anime series and films based on the game. However, while Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will get to play the next chapter in the series, PC owners are left out in the cold. According to the game's director, Hajime Tabata, the team simply couldn't develop both the PC and console version at the same time.
In an interview with Engadget, Tabata explained, ""Unfortunately we weren't able to do simultaneous development on a PC and console version for XV. We had to focus on the console version and our goal was to maximize, optimize everything for the HD consoles."
However, Tabata did hint around that a PC version of Final Fantasy V may eventually come. "Once that's done, then we will definitely take a good, hard look at PC and what we need to do, and consider all our options," he explained, adding, "But right now we aren't decided, we're still considering a lot of things."
It seems odd that there was no time to hammer out a PC version, as the game was first announced way back in 2006, ten years ago. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 weren't even concepts yet, so if they could switch development from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to the next generation of consoles, surely they could have added a PC port. It seems unusual. On the bright side, maybe the eventual PC version will benefit from not being a straight port of the console versions of the game.