Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae PS4 vs. Xbox One Comparison

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae is an upcoming playable demo for the next mainline entry in the universally praised Final Fantasy series.

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae is a short slice of the full game, giving the players a glimpse of the combat, open world exploration, characters, and the graphics of the final version of the game. The game is being developed on an in-house engine by Square Enix called Luminous Engine. This engine is still in development and the demo currently ships with a work-in-progress build of that engine. Square Enix has confirmed that the final version of the engine will be far more advanced than its current build, and as such, we can expect to see improvements compared to this demo in the retail build.

Still, all things considered, it is interesting to see how this version of the engine manages to run on the PS4 and Xbox One, considering the fact that the developers target high end PC during development and then scale down to the respective hardware afterwards. Given the specs difference between both the PS4 and Xbox One, how well does the game scale down to each hardware? Thanks to a recently released video of PS4 and Xbox One version of the game, we can have a rough look at the game running on both hardware.

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

Graphically, both version of the game are indeed quite similar, but the major difference might be in the resolution of both version of the game.

Keep in mind that the demo has been confirmed to be running at sub-1080p as per the game director Hajime Tabata, but we don’t know whether the PS4 runs it at a higher resolution than the Xbox One. Although rumors do point at the PS4 version running at a higher res than the Xbox One, but we will find it out once the demo officially launches on March 17th, 2015.

Let us know what you think about both version of the game in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Demetrius Radford

    Wheres the difference?

  • Vallen

    I would guess this game to be ‘built’ for the PS4 since that is the dominant system in Japan and then ported to the xbone in NA

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Duh. It shouldn’t even be on Xbox.

  • Mike

    Why is this even an article? You show us two clips that are a few seconds long which practically show nothing, and then admit the graphics are the same except for resolution, which you cannot even prove nor confirm.
    Plus, I’m sure devs don’t “target high end PC.” Developers may work with high-end equipment, but why would they “target” a platform that the game will not be released on, especially considering FFXV is a console exclusive and won’t even initially be released on PC?

    • Zero

      Actually I remember reading that job listings at SE opened up for something PC related to FFXV. Although it could be lost in translation, there’s still a possibility it’s coming to PC. Here’s the link (fill in the spaces and remove parenthesis):

      pcgamer(.)com/ final-fantasy-xv- related-pc-job-post-appears-on- square-enix-site/

      Everything else you stated is right though, this didn’t need to be an article if no facts are presented.