Final Fantasy XV PC Recommended System Requirements Revealed - 170GB Game Download

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 9:32 AM
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Square Enix has climbed down from its original claim that Final Fantasy XV is a 170GB install, citing a "communications mistake" that led to the wrong system specs being sent to press. 

"That was a mistake, actually," explained Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata. "That was a communications mistake - something got put in a memo that really shouldn't have. What that is [the specifications that went out to press] based on the specs that we're running the demo on today. Again, the final specs for the release version haven't been fixed yet. There's a very good chance they can change. Someone put that in there and it got reported as the recommended specs, but that's not the final fixed version. The fact that it became that number is a communication error".

Phew, that should mean the final version of Final Fantasy XV should be much more reasonable, although it's likely still a very demanding game that will require a top-end GPU to play at 4K. In terms of scalability, Tabata said that the visuals can be dropped at least as far as the console version of Final Fantasy XV, and potentially even further with additional patching. FFXV is no graphics slouch though, even on the Xbox One, so if the minimum visuals on PC are on par with Xbox One, expect Final Fantasy XV to be one of the more demanding games around.

Original Story - Final Fantasy XV PC Recommended System Requirements Revealed - 170GB Game Download

Earlier on today, Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition was announced for PC. It's the same game released on consoles last year, complete with all DLC included, a maximum of 8K resolution support and all sorts of PC-exclusive graphical goodness. All this does come at a cost though, and Final Fantasy XV's recommended system requirements are some of the highest we've ever seen.

Final Fantasy XV Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.7 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 11GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • HDD: 170GB Available hard drive space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Square Enix has become one of the first publishers to classify 4K resolution support as the official recommended spec. Final Fantasy XV is playable in up to 8K resolution but Square Enix reckon a mere 4K monitor with HDR10 support should do the trick.

As such, the recommended requirements for Final Fantasy 15 are sky high. The highest we have ever seen, in fact. We'll start with the CPU requirements. These are actually pretty reasonable compared to the rest of the specs but don't let this fool you, these are both very capable processors that will set you back several hundred dollars.

On the GPU front, a meaty graphics card is required to pump out FFXV at 4K. Nothing less than the best will do, and the best is currently Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, complete with 11GB GDDR5X. AMD doesn't have a graphics card which can meet these specs, although it should be achievable with Vega in CrossFire.

Lastly, the big old number you probably haven't been able to take your eyes off. Final Fantasy XV will require 170GB available storage space to install. That's 29 Skyrims, three GTA 5s. Final Fantasy XV will be the largest PC game in the world. A large chunk of that will be down to the 4K textures which appear to be bundled in. You may have to spend $200 on a new SSD but look on the bright side - Final Fantasy XV is future proofed.

I have to say, I really like this tweet about it from @itsamedennis:

With any luck, the minimum specs for us 1080p gamers are going to be much, much lower but we'll have to wait to see. It is interested Square Enix has opted for 4K for recommended though, rather than the usual Ultra. Could we be beginning to see a shift to 4K as an accepted norm?

Anyway, as ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Final Fantasy XV System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Final Fantasy XV GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Final Fantasy XV Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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11:02 Sep-01-2017

lol only these 4k textures are 100 gb

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11:33 Aug-27-2017

I hope the 1080ti is just a recommended requirement for running in 4K, not 1080p and below.

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13:32 Aug-26-2017

1080 Ti as recommended for 4K? I wonder how well I'll do.....

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12:07 Aug-25-2017

1080ti as recommended? Dude we're not ****ting money.

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21:24 Aug-25-2017

only game dev which could push me into buying top-end gpu because of their game is probably CD Projekt RED (as I actually did with my GTX980Ti and Witcher III haha)

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23:38 Aug-25-2017

So now we know you kryptonite T. It's Witcher III.

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11:07 Aug-25-2017

Those are some insane recommended specs... holy heck.
So-, this is for 4k? Wonder what would be recommended for 1080p?
I mean, sure, 4K is becoming more common but it is still not really mainstream.

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07:47 Aug-25-2017

Thank god I decided to wait a bit for Volta. I'm gonna need every single bit of computational power I can squeeze out for a 4K monitor. Hopefully, that 4K 144Hz monitor gets released by the end of this year.......

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09:57 Aug-25-2017

4k 21:9 at 34" would be perfect. Especially if it can support gsync and freesync

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13:54 Aug-25-2017

I was considering such a setup originally but the lack of universal support and lack of deskspace really turned me off.

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18:15 Aug-25-2017

I was considering the same, until I switched my 20" 1050p tv with my grandfather's 32" 1080p tv. It's good enough, there are other things that need an upgrade, like my mouse.

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07:30 Aug-24-2017

Recommended gtx 1080Ti... well hope this is for 4k 60fpa @ultra... hope the optimize it properly, cause if i can't rock 60 fps ln ultra @1080p with a 1070 then i'm not buying it

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07:40 Aug-24-2017

It's for 4K

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11:21 Aug-24-2017

Phew! I spent so much money on this new build, i was afraid it wasn't enough!

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11:45 Aug-24-2017

A GTX 1070 at 1080 resolution, you're going to be fine for a long time :)

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16:33 Aug-24-2017

Thats a relief :) thanks man

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17:47 Aug-24-2017

To be honest, even if (and this is a f**king big if) you arent able to hit 1080p 60, just play at high, the visual difference between high and ultra is -5%. ultra is used to really stress hardware and just to show what the game engine cando

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22:11 Aug-24-2017

well not in every game. just look at ghost recon wildlands for example, there's an abyss between very high (still more than high) and ultra

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11:44 Aug-28-2017

dude your rig is not sufficent for 108p gaming,its overkill mate.

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06:07 Aug-24-2017

They should communicate better.

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11:35 Aug-27-2017

It's Square Enix, what do you expect.

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22:59 Aug-23-2017

Would be pretty funny if it turns out its actually more than 170GB XD well no matter, I was eventually planing on getting 4 3TB HDDs, I think I'll go pick up another caviar Green next month ;)

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19:11 Aug-23-2017

Thank god. I can take my SSD off suicide watch now.

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14:14 Aug-23-2017

IDK what to think about square enix. I would have gone for a "1440p@60 ultra" specs for recommended, while telling there's the option for native 4k greatness.

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11:20 Aug-23-2017

HDD malfunction averted. But seriously this could have given someone a heart attack from a "communications mistake". But it's good that they cleared it up pretty quickly so now everything is fine... well until the actual game comes out and we start checking to see how well optimised it is, other than that i can't wait.

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11:09 Aug-23-2017

Now it's down from 170 to 80GB, phew!

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10:49 Aug-23-2017

If you don't really care about PCMR or any console fights, FF XV is still playable in PS4, will atleast save you some time :)

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10:34 Aug-23-2017

I think the game size could be 70 gb. just a guess though tht's all and i hope the game size is below 100gb.

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10:12 Aug-23-2017

Ok, so now they "claim" that it was a mistake. I don't want to sound like a prick, but I wouldn't be surprised 1 bit if the whole thing is 170GB.

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03:14 Aug-23-2017

I guess youtube is the only option for me

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09:27 Aug-23-2017

I was in a similar position 9 years ago. My advice, if you want to play the high end games start saving (a lot).

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19:42 Aug-22-2017

lol i think GTA 6 will be a 200 GB monster

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09:28 Aug-23-2017

Hope not. If this keeps up you'll need a 1TB ssd just to play 1 game.

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09:54 Aug-23-2017

yeah increasing size of games increases loading times as well so this is not really a good sport for actually optimizing games!

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10:01 Aug-23-2017

I still remember load time of 3 - 5 minutes. Not a fun thing.

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10:04 Aug-23-2017

Yeah I used to make a whole cup of tea while I waited for a BF1942 map to load lol. Kinda liked it... now I have to frantically make tea between rounds.

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10:14 Aug-23-2017

I used to work out a little before the loading finished, still do it from time to time. XD
Not a joke.

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GTA VII will get released before I will finish downloading and load the game for the first time.

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23:40 Aug-25-2017

And the oscar for the top gaming joke (of this article) goes to NEON.

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I can not decide if i will buy this game, or PUBG.

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Go PUBG and FF

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PUBG, a lot of GD ppl play it. It will be easier to find a team of ppl you can trust.

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10:05 Aug-23-2017

Well this isn't out for potentially another 9 months so PUBG seems to be the better choice right now.

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You play PUBG Jon?

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No not bought it yet. I've been put off Early Access games but my willpower is kinda weakening on this one...

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Keep your will strong Jon. You must resist the urge to buy. Resistttttttttttttttt..............

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My PC does check the marks. Not that I care about the game, though...

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Why did you even bother to leave a comment?

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