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Final Fantasy 15 Getting PS4 Pro Support, Revised Chapter This Month

Chapter 13 and DLC release dates also revealed in a livestream.


Final Fantasy XV is getting two updates in successive weeks in February, bringing PS4 Pro support, a higher level cap and a revised chapter to the popular RPG. The details were released in a Active Time Report livestream (translation via Gematsu) . The first update coming on February 21 will add support for Sony's souped up console offering full HD with a maximum 60fps support. In addition, the level cap will be raised to 120, limited time quests for Hunts are coming, and photo capacity is being raised from 150 to 200. Finally, the ability to play music while riding a Chocobo will be added.

Also coming on February 21 is a Booster Pack+ which will include a Boost Sword weapon, a Dragon Mod fishing rod and Aviol reel. The limited-time-use invincible Magitek Exosuits were supposed to come out on the same day, but have been delayed since the publisher of the Power Rangers felt the suits were a bit too similar.

The following month, on March 28, Chapter 13 of the game will be released, adding more end-game content. The Gladiolus Episode will also become available, which will offer more of a side story for Gladio. Gilgamesh may also be involved.

Other tidbits unveiled:

  • A Prompto character development episode is coming in June.
  • A survey will be coming asking fans what they want to see in future updates
  • The ability to drive the Regalia off-road is currently in the works
  • The Platinum demo for the game will be removed for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on March 31.

Check out the video of the livestream below. It's in Japanese, but you get to see DLC details from 10:13 to 11:10, and free drive gameplay from 50:33 to 52:16.

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    February 2, 2017 7:36 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Final Fantasy XV Getting PS4 Pro Support Later Next Month

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      February 2, 2017 10:07 AM

      i want to play this game, but the idea of playing it on an inferior machine (the regular ps4) makes me want to not get it. It's not like it'll even be that much different between the two machines, but knowing that i could be getting a better experience just kills it for me.

      i'm dumb and i'll just wait until this comes out on the pc, i guess!

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        February 2, 2017 10:14 AM

        It looks stunning on my 4k TV on a standard PS4...I was blown away by the visuals. I can imagine they'd look even better on a PS4 pro, but I doubt I'd notice it.

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          February 2, 2017 10:22 AM

          i'm wrestling with that stupid part of my brain right now. I know i'd barely be able to tell the difference, but just *knowing* that there is a superior experience out there annoys me.

          I'm fully aware that this is a stupid attitude, btw

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      February 2, 2017 10:44 AM

      Sweeeeet, been wondering about the PS4 Pro update.