Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 3:11 PM by Guest
If a leaked memo is correct (and, let’s face it, they usually have some level of truth in them), then Square Enix is planning to bring Final Fantasy 7 to Steam in the near future, which is good news for all the materia fans out there!
The highly regarded RPG is arguably the best game in the series, and is often the topic of debates on forums regarding it deserving a full HD remake (which was rumoured around the PlayStation 3 launch). Fans of the series will have to settle for this news for now, as the next HD repackage by Square Enix appears to be Final Fantasy X for PlayStation 3 and PSVita.
Among the new features brought to steam, there will be 36 acheivments, online profiles to compare your progress and “cloud saves” (no pun intended). It is priced by Square Enix at £7.99 (around 10 Euros), and there are still rumours that Final Fantasy VIII (and possibly even IX) could also feature on Steam in the near future.
There are rumours that this may be a special in-game item that will max out your character stats for times when the game gets a little tough (although this seems a redundant feature, and is surely what the leveling up process is for), and no word yet if any difficulty levels will be included, or if there will be any graphical tweaks – this may just be a straight port of the game.
This comes as a further blow to PSVita users who are still waiting for PSOne games to become available for the console (including Final Fantasy VII and Tomb Raider), following Sony’s announcement at E3.
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