With the rise of Virtual Reality headsets, and the games that’ll come attached to them, comes questions that honestly won’t be able to be answered until they’re fully tested by both gamers and game developers alike. For example, would AAA companies be willing to make a whole game, or even a section of it, VR compatible? Well, Square Enix may have been the first to answer that question, as they did indeed test Final Fantasy XV with some VR support. They then told IGN the results of said tests.
“We had tested out utilizing VR,” Tabata told IGN via translator. “At the time we were looking into it, we felt that it could potentially work as a passive experience for a portion of the game utilizing VR. We felt that it would potentially make sense for a segment, but in terms of the overall game in itself, the entire game, we didn’t feel that having that headset on for the entirety of the game and that experience would match what we were aiming for with XV.”
“It’s a very long game,” he added. “You’d wear that headset for hours.”
The VR would’ve been put in for a segment of Final Fantasy XV, but not the whole game. Will this be the first of a trend for VR support? The game is scheduled for a 2016 release.