The story of Prince Noctis in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV continues to evolve as update 1.09 is brought to the PS4.
This highly anticipated April update includes these features:
- Increases the size of menu fonts
- Increases the size of equipment
- Increases the size of subtitles
- A new “stable mode” for PS4 Pro users which enables a steady frame-rate.
- A new item called the “Afrosword”
Of particular importance is the new “stable mode” which improves the consistency of frame-rates for PS4 Pro users. When FFXV was initially released, many players experienced frame-rate drops and graphical errors on the PS4 Pro. This was likely due to developer Square Enix feeling pushed to release the already delayed title, and henceforth having to rush optimisation of the title for the new version of PS4.
The ability to adjust menu and subtitle sizes is a simple but welcome update to FFXV. For some time now, players have had to squint to read the fine text when playing further away from the console.
Interestingly, Square Enix have also included a new weapon in the update named the “Afrosword.” This sword is inspired by DJ and FFXV musical contributor Afrojack. The Afrosword is quite comedically designed to resemble a giant DJ turn-table and synth pad. The blade deals higher damage, has great reach and possesses its own soundtrack; in fact, each time it is equipped, it changes to a new song.
One thing is clear: Square Enix continues to reinvent and reimagine the ways in which players can experience the narrative and gameplay of FFXV, allowing the game to feel fresh and original with every update.