Virtuos – Uitdagingen bij het porten van Final Fantasy

Virtuos – Uitdagingen bij het porten van Final Fantasy

Twee klassieke Final Fantasy-titels komen in april op het Nintendo Switch-systeem en beide moeten een boeiend verhaal en een uitstekende gameplay bieden.


Het team dat de Nintendo Switch- en Xbox One-poorten van Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster en Final Fantasy XII: Het Zodiac-tijdperk is Virtuos.

Het team heeft gesproken over de uitdagingen waarmee ze geconfronteerd werden om de games naar het platform te brengen.

Uitdagingen bij het porten

I would say it was quite technically challenging because to make Final Fantasy work on Switch, we needed to convert it to 64GB. So, the Switch version needed to be shrunk without impacting the performance. As this requires a fair amount of skill, we have a small team specifically to target these parts of the remaster.

For such a great franchise, the main goal is to bring the exact same experience as the original version to the player. So, we haven’t touched the core content of these games in order to keep the same flavour as before.

However, some obvious legacy issues have been fixed during porting, including some UI logic and translation glitches. We’ve taken the “quick recovery” feature from PS Vita to Switch in order to take advantage of its touch screen.

Finally, we’ve also integrated the “key mapping” system into both Xbox One and Switch versions in order to give more control flexibility to players around the globe. This is the first time we brought it to consoles (PS4/PSV don’t have it, only PC has such functionality).

We believe these features and fixes can actually give a better experience to players than the previous remaster versions.

Ben je benieuwd naar deze Final Fantasy-titels op je Nintendo Switch?