Square Enix has just dropped a huge news silently and announced Final Fantasy XII HD Remaster for the PS4. This remaster will feature plenty of new changes including re-worked music, dual-audio support and improved graphics. Along with the announcement, we also had out first look at the upcoming HD Remaster in the form of a trailer.
Since there is gameplay footage of the remaster, we decided to see how it compares to the original release. Along with the improvements that have been made, particularly with the textures and resolution, the remaster also adds has some new effects namely depth of field and motion blur. You can find a comparison between the two different version of the game below.
Top is the original version while bottom is the remaster for the animated GIFs below.
This upcoming remaster doesn’t appear to feature any drastic changes unlike Final Fantasy X
X-2 HD Remaster, which might please some of the hardcore series fans. The character models appear to remain the same while the graphics are tweaked to improve the shadows, textures and effects like depth of field are used to improve some of the in-game cutscenes.
The most important part of this announcement is that fans will be finally able to play the International Zodiac Job System for the first time in English. This was previously exclusive to Japan and never made it to the West. The Zodiac Age is based on this new version of the game that fundamentally changes the gameplay of the original with a new level up system.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is set for a release in 2017 for the PS4.