Final Fantasy 15 stormed the PC Gamer Weekender 2018 with a trio of trailersdetailing its base game, Comrades multiplayer expansion, and scope for adorable civilian Cactuar mods. If you fancied any of that, the JRPG’s incoming Windows Edition is getting a complimentary demo next week.
Bringing with it the entirety of chapter one, it’s available to download on Monday, February 26. Here’s game director Hajime Tabata with a message from prospective players, who appears to be wearing a pair of dark trousers, a stripy jumper, a Half-Life headcrab hat, and—hang on a second, what’s going on here?
Ah, I see, we’ve been hoodwinked. Tabata’s choice of headgear isn’t random, but speaks to a Square Enix/Valve collaboration that plants silent scientist Gordon Freeman (his likeness, at least) into Final Fantasy 15 for those who pick up the game before May 1, 2018 on Steam.
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“If you pre-purchase or purchase FF15 Windows Edition on Steam before 1st May 2018, you can claim the Half-Life pack via Steam Workshop,” reads this Steam Community post. “This pack features an in-game costume for Noctis based on Gordon Freeman, star of the legendary Half-Life video game series and the pack will also be available for FFXV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades as well. This means your in-game avatar will also be able to wear Gordon Freeman’s suit.”
Alongside Half-Life’s HEV suit, Square Enix notes Freeman’s glasses and crowbar will be made available too, and look a little something like this:
Final Fantasy 15’s Windows Edition is due March 8, 2018. More information on all of the above can be found here.