Final Fantasy VII Re-release on PC Confirmed, Launching on Square Enix eStore
Just a few days ago, we posted a story about a rumor working its way through the web about a possible release of Final Fantasy VII on PC soon. I mean, it would not be a first for the franchise on PC, as Final Fantasy VII came out after a nice run on the PS1, and was one of the first games to tout DirectX 5 technology for rendering. However, after Final Fantasy VII and VIII, only the MMO Final Fantasy titles came to the PC, and fans have clamored for a working version of Final Fantasy VII on PC, as the old school version just had issues running on today’s tech.
So Square Enix let the news out of the bag today that a revamped version of Final Fantasy VII is coming to PC, and will feature new features like cloud saves and a character editor option, along with tweaks to get the game running silky smooth on today’s enhanced PCs. However, the announcment came with a caviet that the game would only be released via the Square Enix eStore. This was suprrising to me, as earlier, leaks had come out about entries in Steam for both Final Fantasy VII and VIII, but this version will not use Steam. It will have achievements, but they will be linked to the Square Enix store.
So the question comes down to if this re-release of Final Fantasy VII makes you happy to have a working version, or if you are upset that you can only get it through the Square Enix eStore. In the meantime while you ponder on that question, check out the new trailer below for Final Fantasy VII on PC below.