Square has held a presentation for the PC version of its PlayStation 2 MMORPG Final Fantasy XI for Windows today. At hand were not only Square President and CEO Youichi Wada, but also representatives from Intel and nVIDIA as well as Dell. Intel and nVIDIA supported Square in bringing the PS2 game to the PC platform and optimizing it for the GeForce 4 Ti 4200 and Pentium IV. nVIDIA's representative highlighted the good partnership between his company and Square. nVIDIA has already worked with Square on the PC version of Final Fantasy VIII and the infamous SIGGRAPH 2001 demonstration of sequences from Square's Final Fantasy The Movie since 1999.
Dell has inked a promotion deal with Square under which it will sell two special Final Fantasy XI PC models.
As both versions of the game will run on the same servers, PS2 and PC users will be able to play together. Mr Wada said he aims for 200,000 sold copies of the PC version by the end of the current fiscal year. Its PS2 brother has sold 170,000 copies to date in Japan, the current number of one-year PlayOnline subscriptions is set to be between 120,000 and 130,000.
Final Fantasy XI for Windows will be released in Japan on November 7th and will have an open price.