Adding a Final Fantasy XV PC version to the game lineup would take an additional year to develop according to game director Hajime Tabata.
VividExtra spoke with Tabata where they raised the question about a PC version. (translated from Spanish through Google Translate)
In the unlikely event face a PC version (say which closes tomorrow FF15 development and has already given the green light to port) how long it would take the team to have a final version? Would it be something similar to that seen in consoles or seize the possibility of higher performance to improve it?
On that hypothesis, not talking about something real, just an idea, if we worked on a PC version of what I have very clear is that we would work to provide a better version of what we have now on consoles. We could say that something like this would take us more than a year. We should work to adapt the engine, which is very laborious, and from there to develop its course.
While this answer doesn’t say a Final Fantasy XV PC version won’t happen, it does mean that if it were to happen it wouldn’t be anytime soon. It also suggests that if Square Enix were to make a PC version, it wouldn’t be a simple console port which can only be good news for PC-owning Final Fantasy fans.
Final Fantasy XV is due to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 29th November 2016.