Final Fantasy XV’s PC demo is going to be made available at 5pm GMT today, which is about half an hour from the time this goes live. Square Enix has said the demo is going to be available to download from Final Fantasy XV’s Steam store page here, and it should provide us with a concrete look at how it performs on PC ahead of its launch next week.
A few weeks back we had the official Final Fantasy XV PC Benchmark Utility, but a number of high-profile issues such as stuttering, Level of Detail problems, and shonky Nvidia GameWorks performance meant that it couldn’t provide a truly accurate picture for how FFXV will perform at launch.
Well, now we can wonder no more. I’ll be looking to download the Final Fantasy XV PC demo as soon as I can this evening and start giving it a whirl. The demo itself contains the entirety of FFXV’s first chapter, which is around 2 to 3 hours long. It should be the perfect opportunity to find out how well FFXV runs on PC in advance of its March 6th launch.
I figured we could use this space to share our performance, including Final Fantasy XV average frames per second, how well-optimized FFXV is on PC, and whether the performance issues in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark tool have been fixed.
Before you run the demo, ensure you have the latest graphics card drivers installed. As Roley pointed out below, Nvidia has just released the GeForce 391.01 GPU driver with official support for Final Fantasy XV
So do be sure to pop on down to the comments section and let us know how your performance is in the Final Fantasy XV demo, and remember to add your results to GD to help everyone else! The easiest way to do this is to click the Library button in the top nav bar next to your profile picture, select the FPS tab and then input your data for FFXV. Simple!