Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is (probably) coming to PS4, according to an icon spotted on the UK PlayStation Store.
The icon is for Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD, and appears under the “Games > New” section of the store, alongside several other new releases such as Claws of Furry and Yakuza Kiwami 2. When attempting to access the game’s store page, users are greeted with an error which simply states “this content cannot be selected at this time”. This error message probably indicates that the game shouldn’t have appeared on the PSN Store as early as it did. It’s very likely that an official announcement will be made soon about the game’s release for PS4 (and possibly other consoles).
Update: The icon is no longer appearing on the UK PlayStation Store, and searching for the game doesn’t yield any results either.
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition was originally released in February 2018 for Android and iOS, with a PC release via the Windows Store following in June. The game is an abridged retelling of Final Fantasy XV with stripped-down gameplay mechanics and a more cutesy, stylised art direction than the main game. Character movement is handled using the mobile device’s touchscreen, although it’s likely that the PS4 version will map the controls to more conventional button inputs. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition omits the open-world exploration and many of the sidequests of the main game, opting instead to focus on the core storyline of the game.
It’s not yet clear exactly when Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD will be released for PS4, or whether it’ll show up on other consoles. Director Hajime Tabata has previously stated that there is “certainly a chance” of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition appearing on Switch, so a release for the other consoles isn’t a stretch. We’ll have more news on the release of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD for PS4 as and when we get it.
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