Final Fantasy VII is Indeed Getting a (non-HD) PC Re-release
Square Enix is re-releasing Final Fantasy VII for PC in all its 1998 visual splendor, it seems.
Last week, a newly minted Square Enix website for the classic RPG’s re-release leaked out onto the Internet, revealing what apparently are the features of the game, which is “coming soon”. More important than what will be in the game is what won’t, however — Final Fantasy VII will not be an HD re-release. You’re getting the graphical capabilities you enjoyed nearly 15 years ago.
What FFVII’s new PC version does get, however, are achievements and cloud-saving capabilities. There’s also a “character booster” feature that will allow players to, apparently, avoid actually playing the game by boosting their money, HP and MP to maximum. I guess that’s so you can skip through the more boring combat parts to get to the story?
Back in 1998, Final Fantasy VII did indeed have a PC version, although the port was somewhat unremarkable. This version certainly doesn’t seem to be much altered from that one (or its Playstation equivalent), although hopefully it’ll be updated to run better. Square Enix’s site for the release lists the following as its system requirements:
- Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)
- 2GHz Processor or faster
- 1GB RAM
- DirectX 9-compatible graphic card
The leaked site we saw included a price tag of £7.99 / €9.99, which is approximately U.S. $12.50, although no price is currently listed on the official site, which you can see here. Apparently, the game will be available only through Square Enxi’s online store.
So here’s the real question: Will you be buying Final Fantasy VII now that we know it’s a version that doesn’t seem to have been updated in any meaningful way? Does that matter to you?
Via PC Gamer.