nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

nVidia Corporation, announced that it is working closely with Square, Japan's leading third-party developer and publisher of home video game console software, on the development of Final Fantasy XI for the Microsoft Windows platform. Square has selected NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti graphics processing units (GPUs) for the development and deployment of the next
installment in the Final Fantasy series, one of the best-selling game franchises of all time. The first PC game developed by Square and the first massively multiplayer online game in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XI delivers crisp 3D graphics and unique visual effects, made possible only by NVIDIA GPUs.

We are proud to announce Final Fantasy XI for Windows today and are pleased
to be aligned with NVIDIA to take the Final Fantasy series to the next level,
said Yoichi Wada, president & CEO of Square. The NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti GPU is the most powerful graphics processor currently available and will provide gamers with the best way to play the game.

Throughout the development of Final Fantasy XI, Square's development team used NVIDIA graphics as the reference hardware of choice for development and quality control testing. The result represents a quantum technological leap in the Final Fantasy series. While the game was developed with a wide range of computer configurations in mind, only those users with NVIDIA hardware, specifically GeForce4 Ti GPUs, can experience unique visual effects and other optimizations exclusive to NVIDIA hardware.

Final Fantasy XI for Windows is a perfect example of what is possible when you combine the talents of the world's foremost experts in role-playing games with the leader in graphics solutions, said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. The legions of Final Fantasy fans will be undoubtedly awestruck by the visual excellence of the game running on GeForce4 GPUs.

Final Fantasy XI for Windows will be released in Japan on November 7. Retail copies of the game will feature NVIDIA's The Best Way to Play logo, an NVIDIA marketing program in Asia designed to increase consumer awareness to games that take full advantage of NVIDIA GPUs to deliver an unmatched gaming experience. Players will also be able to access Square's PlayOnline network service and enter the borderless world of the Final
Fantasy XI gaming community.

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nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

Yea! Look at me! I'm a fan boy! I'll do whatever Nvidia tells me too cuz since they hold the most marketshare, they must be right! It doesn't matter that Nvidia cards sucked when 3dfx held the greater marketshare. Or even that Nvidia cards will probably suck if ATI gets the most marketshare! All that matters is if I got with the big dogs, I cant go wrong! So what if every benchmark on every website shows the performance difference! I'll just sit here and brag about a card that isn't even out yet so that I can imagine myself still on top! The fact is that I am so closed minded that I won't even give ATI the credit that ATI is on top for now and that Nvidia will be later on, and so on, and so on! So all you guys who want to argue about what video card is the best, move on because if the world ran like it does in my mind, there would be no competition and we would still be using 1 meg trident cards! I hope this shows you guys a little glimpse into my mind, as closed and oblivious as it may be! Hopefully, one day, I can actually grasp the fact that since the 9700 Pro is the first card of it's kind, IT'S GOING TO HAVE BUGS! But alas, that day is far far away! So I think I'll just sit here w/ my Intel P4 2.8 GHZ, GF4 Ti 4600, and all the other brands I'm supposed to love because I have no grasp of reality!See you guys at conformist meeting tuesday at 7!

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

You d**kheads the game is being written for windows... it won't matter what f**king card you have.Sure they might add nVidia specific extensions but with higher resolution, fsaa and better fps thefaster card will always look the best, whatever it might be.

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

I can name you at least 50 games for the P.C that have recieved 90%+ rating scores on all game review sites.....just this year alone. Try saying that for any console system. Both formats play to a different market. However, very few console games kick a** these days. Only the big title ones. And some of those suck a**!

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

Your all such a bunch of newbies.... stop spaming... its a waste of ppls time.FF7 was the first PC FF game.This is a relieve as yesterday i found out that FFXI was not going to be released on the PS2 as Square could not find enough servers or something, according to an american magazine.

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

FF7 was converted by eidos though not actually worked on in any capasity by square so technically this is the FIRST release by square on a pc. Anyway it looks like it should be awesome. A video card that works consitantly is needed for development so stop your bitching and understand it will work with most modern cards!

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

The first squaresoft game for the pc's was final fantasy 7 ,as Polygon said but none of suaresoft's games (neither ff8) realy made by them for the pc. they were the PSX version converted for PC's BY EIDOS.That's why the videos and the graphics are in low res in both games. and thats why you will have problems to play FF7 (I don't know about ff8) in direct3d with a geforce card (I hahe a Geforce2 MX 400 and even with the patch for nVidia's riva and tnt cards it didn't work) while with a voodoo or even a S3 Savage4 which is not supported you can. Blame Eidos and not squaresoft.Besides, who really cares.I haven't seen a good rpg game from them since ff8,even ff8 was not so good, and I am not saying about graphics but story, that's what makes an RPG good)Try FF6 For SNES (or PSX in a special version with added cinematics) if you don't believe me...Sorry for my poor English.

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

"I'd rather buy console games than pick GeForce 4, Great Games on PC ... can be count by finger, and think about price to make PC game System .. it's makes me dizzy.. Ich habe satt"Making games for PC can be free... Console game makers have to pay a royality fee to the console (PSX,PS2 etc..) every year they sell the game or something. Only the big PC game companies have to spend money on the creation and the distrobution of the game itself.

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

It would be hard to imagine Square releasing FFXI for the American PS2 due to the fact that the game is multiplayer based. First of all, the Japanese version I heard was supposed to require a hard drive, but how many of us have seen Sony offering hard drives for our PS2 in North America? It would make sense that they're having trouble finding specialized servers for PS2's since NA is a much larger continent than Japan.I've been a Square fan forever, but I'm kind of dissappointed that nVidia is using FFXI as a marketing scheme to sell more GeForce4 cards. IMO, they can't make computer requirements THAT high, if you know what I mean. If you're going to require Geforce4 Ti cards, what are the other specs that you're going to require?

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

hey thats f**ked Up the only thing that turns me away from MMORPG is the fact that I have to f**ken pay per month to play online! thatd fucekn gay. y couldn't they just make the price of the game higher instead of charging us a monthly fee to play online. Seriously I love MMORPG I think their great cuz u in interact with Ppl and not npc but monthly fees suck ass!! I'm still waiting on the day a kewl FREE MMORPG comes out, if that day ever comes

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

WOW Final Fantasy for the pc. I'm kinda confused about the romen numerals. FF11? or FF10? f**k it they're still great games. I've played everyone of them, but ff10 has a whole knew look on the battle system and the blitz ball is great. Exp. is out of the game. OK I know, but let me be the first to say that I have no life! (Have you hver played this game????? ON WEED?!)

nVidia and Square to Bring FFXI to PC

I like very much the Final Fantasy series and when I heard that FFXI apered and works best with GeForce cards I could scream with hapinnes.Everyone I know has Geforce cards and they like very much Final Fantasy.I hope Squaresoft will make,with the help of the GeForce team, more great games,even upgrades with the latest technologies to the Fnal Fantasy series that were before FFXI.Thank You

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