Though we can't see it happening just yet, Hajime Tabata is still hopeful that he'll one day be able to bring Final Fantasy XV to the PC.
In an interview with Famistu, the director Square Enix's 10 year RPG expressed his wishes should his first mainline Final Fantasy make the platform jump like numerous other titles in the series have in the last few years.
Speaking to the Japanese publication, Tabata said "I’d like to release the game on PC as a technical attempt. I want to show PC users Final Fantasy XV running on high-end machines, and we personally would like to see it, too. Also, I would like to try developing on PC to pursue a unique way of playing with PC-exclusive features like making your own quests and enjoying the world using things like mods."
And this alone raises an interesting point. The final result of the game did indeed have side-quests as you'd expect from most RPGs, but those features in Final Fantasy XV felt more like the hundreds of fetch/carry quests used in MMORPG titles to pad out a leveling process. Most sidequests came from the same few people just sending you to a different spot for a different item. But, should the engine lend itself to player tweaks, the modding community could easily flesh out the game's stories and landscape in a way we expected Square Enix to handle well enough in that 10 year development cycle.
In the full interview - which you can read at Gematsu, Tabata touched on how he hopes to tweak the game's weakest chapter, how its previously announced VR content is coming along, and how a large potion of the world was reserved for its lengthy train ride. We don't know when to expect the roadtrip simulator to hit PC - if ever - but Tabata is still open to the idea.