Final Fantasy XV's demo issues 'not indicative of final product' per director0 Comments
The Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo that arrived after the Uncovered event last week has experienced a few issues in framerate and other performance areas, but one leading developer says we have nothing to worry about.
Speaking to Dengeki Online, game director Hajime Tabata is quick to downplay any of the Platinum Demo's myriad performance issues, saying that the demo was never intended to showcase the final product's framerate. Performance enhancement will be a major part of the game's final months of development, saying that the demo was made equally for both consoles, but the full game will likely be optimized for each system's unique hardware attributes.
Tabata finishes by saying Final Fantasy XV will be playable for convention goers at E3 2016, and that the team would like the game to be played by as many people as possible before launch, but there are no announced plans for any new demos.
I hesitate to take Tabata at face value — of course he's going to say "all is well, not to worry" — but this is just a demo after all. There's plenty of development time to get these kinks worked out, and I feel Tabata and his team will get it done. They really have to, considering this game is ten years in the making. Anything less would be met with fire and rage, and no one wants that.