Not long after Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford showed off the technology that will be powering the next Borderlands, Square Enix is showing off what Final Fantasy XV would look like running in top of the line PC hardware. A PC version of the game is something that has been hinted at, sort of, but nobody expected it to be shown (as a possibility, mind) in the way it was.
At GDC 2017, a demonstration was shown of Final Fantasy XV running and being built behind the scenes on PCs using Nvidia’s brand new GTX 1080i graphics card. Normally this sort of thing isn't a confirmation of anything coming to retail space, and this wasn't either in a direct sense. However, a surprising amount of content not actually in Final Fantasy XV in its present state was shown as a part of the video. What stood out the most was Noctis and pals cruising around in an off-road vehicle instead of the usual Regalia. Other than that, what seemed like a couple new enemies and other unfamiliar sights peppered the video.
Could this be more than a tech demo? Perhaps, but it could also have been more of a tease for future content, on top of a normal tech demo. Maybe we’ll see the dudes in a dune buggy as part of an add-on?