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.
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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.