Recently, Square Enix released details comparing its imminent release of World of Final Fantasy on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The differences may be more slight than expected.
Originally posted on the game’s official website, a list of details and a couple of accompanying videos compare the two version of the game. The following is a breakdown of what differences to expect, courtesy of Siliconera:
- PS4 and Vita game content are identical, but the Vita version requires a separate download for Japanese voice data (a free download).
- Vita version does not support PlayStation TV.
- PS4 version resolution is 1920 x 1080, while the Vita version is 960 x 544.
- Both PS4 and Vita versions run at 30 frames per second.
- Cross-save functionality between the two versions of the game is present. It’s important to note that the game is not cross-buy.
- The game will also feature a “versus” and “mirage trade” multiplayer mode, which is available for the PS4 version via a downloadable update. The Vita’s version will be available through Ad-hoc connectivity. In order to take advantage of the multiplayer modes, PlayStation Plus will only be required on the PS4 version of the game.
Of the biggest differences to expect while amassing your chibi army are the differences in graphics. Check out these videos that Square Enix has kindly prepared for our eyeballs.
In the PlayStation 4 version of World of Final Fantasy, characters, backgrounds, and effects have a little more detail. It’s obvious to note that lighting is far more effective. For the Vita, some objects or monsters might not appear at too far of a distance, but Square adds that the difficulty of the gameplay will not be affected. It also appears that the Vita has a slight edge over the PS4 while loading combat, but that may have to do with a more limited pixel count.
This is the first time we’re seeing the game running on PS Vita ahead of its October 25 launch. Do you like what you see? Which version of the game will you be picking up?
I’m not terribly surprised by the results of the Vita’s performance. In fact, it looks prettier than I anticipated. It seems like the camera slogs a bit while panning, but it’s not bad, especially for such a small screen.
I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised by how the PS4 version looks, though. I want. I want it now.
Jordan Loeffler is Editor in Chief for MONG. He firmly believes World of Final Fantasy will be the stronger Final Fantasy game to release this year. You can also follow him on IGN and on Twitter.
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