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Square Enix clears up 4K situation for Final Fantasy XII TZA, rules out updating the PS4 version

Square Enix clears up 4K situation for Final Fantasy XII TZA, rules out updating the PS4 version

Written by Brayden — 05 Feb 2018

Square Enix recently did a special launch program for the PC version of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age with producer Hiroaki Kato, director Takashi Katano, and the Japanese voice actors for Vaan and Penelo.

In this program they showed gameplay from the PC version along with the various settings menus and discussed the changes and additions for this version compared to the PlayStation 4 version.

They also took the time to answer some fan questions.

Among them was a question asking if it supported 4K (Ultra High Definition).

Katano answered "We of course did develop this game to be able to display in 4K because this is the PC version. However, the game does not have native 4K support such as 4K texture and customised UI layout for the 4K monitor. But you can still enjoy the game in 4K so I hope that you do so."

Next, another fan asked if they have any plans to add the PC version's new features to the PlayStation 4 version.

Katano explained "We have thought about what kind of gameplay we will provide to each platform, and how to enjoy each in it's own. So as they are different platforms, we do not plan to bring mechanics in the PC version to the PlayStation 4 version."

Vaan's Japanese voice actor added "In layman's terms, it means that you've created the best environment for each hardware."

Kato also added "Your play style will change depending on the hardware, so we thought about what would be the best way to play on each hardware."

It's likely this is also why they did not update the PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster when they included additional features in the PC version.

Moving along, another fan asked if it would be possible to hide the UI. Worth pointing out you can do so in the PC version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

Katano answered "As the UI houses important information to play the game, we did not implement the ability to turn it off."

A fan also asked if they plan to support mods in the future. Katano ruled it out, explaining if they were to include support for mods that players would expect it would take a lot of work.

Finally, they again also ruled out DLC for the game.

You can watch it all in full below.