5 July 2012
Final Fantasy VII new PC version announced
Final Fantasy VII is getting a reboot... For the PC version ^^;
Square-Enix Europe stated in a tweet that "FINAL FANTASY VII will be returning to PCs, optimised to support modern hardware and with a host of new online features". The first PC version was ported from the PlayStation game, and isn't fully compatible with OS such as XP and onwards unless a fanmade patch is installed.
In short, the "new" PC version of FFVII will be available for Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
Several extra features have been mentioned:
Achievements - 36 achievements to unlock
Cloud Saves – Uploading game saves to a cloud network via Internet connection so that the game can be loaded and resumed on a different computer
Character Booster – An optional cheat device that increases character HP, MP, and money to maxmimum capacity at the click of a button
Final Fantasy VII was the first Final Fantasy game to be released on PlayStation, and it was a big hit, becoming one of the most popular games for the console and for the Final Fantasy series. Sequels and prequels have also been made in the form of games, animated videos, as well as novels.
While system requirements have been set, there is no known release date yet but "coming soon" for Square-Enix store.
This may not be something that a lot of Final Fantasy VII fans are waiting for, as they are waiting for an enhanced remake that may never happen. I don't have the first PlayStation, but I played the game on the PC version. It's is a good game and a good experience to enjoy in my opinion, even though I'm not sure whether it's one of the best games out there. This 2nd PC version is likely to have little to no changes from the original.
Anyone looking forward to it? Or that you're sick of seeing it coming back again? As this "new" PC version doesn't seem to add anything new to the gameplay (at least from what has been known so far), I personally have no plans to get this version. Apart from playing the game from the first PlayStation or on the first PC version, one can also download it from PlayStation Store on the PS3. Now, given that my sister has just finished completing the story of Final Fantasy XIII, I wonder when she will get back onto Final Fantasy VII after her laptop died and lost the saves many years ago... ^^;
Info via Square-Enix store & Final Fantasy VII PC official website