• FFVII Coming to PC?

    Not too long ago Sqaure Enix registered the domain name of finalfantasyviipc.com. Of course the crowd of fanboys nearly peed their pants at the thought of a possible remake. Well now the site briefly went live and thanks to the lovely invention of Google Caches, there is a screenshot that caught a bit of the site.

    "Enjoy the RPG classic FINAL FANTASY VII for PC, now with a host of new online features"

    "Whether you’re a seasoned FINAL FANTASY VII veteran or exploring this RPG classic for the very first time, show off your in-game accomplishments and put your gaming skills to the test with 36 brand new achievements to unlock. Share your profile with friends online to find out who is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY fan.

    "Find yourself stuck on a difficult section or lacking the funds to buy that vital Phoenix Down? With the Character Booster you can increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure."

    "Whether you’re away from home or simply using a different computer to play, enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII wherever you are. With cloud save support in FINAL FANTASY VII you can continue your game progress right where you left off, all you need is an internet connection."
    Using the "Cloud" (this probably made them giggle when they decided to include that) you'll be able to save your game and then proceed to access it from any other PC that has internet connection! The rumor is that it would be available for Steam, the online gaming distributor. The involvement of Achievements as well as using the Cloud function heavily implies the use of Valve's Steamworks.

    Luckily the price listed is only £7.99/€9.99. Which is fairly cheap. Many may be disappointed with the lack of an HD remake but the thing to remember is it's on PC. Being on PC means Mods. I'm sure the fans might create their own HD FFVII so you might get it one way or another!

    Square Enix has yet to comment on the whole thing so it's still technically a rumor until they confirm it.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: RUMOR: FF7 with Achievements, Cloud Saves, "Character Booster" started by Pike View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. krissy's Avatar
      krissy -
      i just came here to post this

      edit: to the cloud :}
    1. Sephex's Avatar
      Sephex -
      No pun intended, my ass. If they do this you know they are having cloud service because of FFVII's Cloud!
    1. Mirage's Avatar
      Mirage -
      I want Tifa saves instead.
    1. Madame Adequate's Avatar
      Madame Adequate -
      If there's actually NEW CONTENT I'm okay with this. If it's pay to use Cloud's Junon SOLDIER outfit throughout the game then not so much.

      Push botton to gib moni sure is a thing though.
    1. Tranquil's Avatar
      Tranquil -
      I also came to post this, saw it on my Raptr dashboard after playing 12 hours of FF7 last night: Leak reveals Final Fantasy 7 coming (back) to PC with achievements | Joystiq

      I am pretty excited.
    1. nirojan's Avatar
      nirojan -
      Oh dear lord.

      Here comes my 4th time buying the game
      SE knows we can't resist....
    1. Tranquil's Avatar
      Tranquil -
      Couple other websites are claiming that FF7 will also have online chocobo racing, and FF8 will have Triple Triad online.
    1. Tranquil's Avatar
      Tranquil -
      The funniest part of this conversation are the 16 year-old Call of Duty elitists who immediately jump to, "OH MY GOD, IT HAS ACHIEVEMENTS, ONLINE PROFILES, AND LEGAL CHEATS! HAHAHA, THAT'S SO GAY!"

      I'll never understand people crying and complaining over optional things. It's like some people want to do everything possible to prevent themselves from enjoying the game.

      The best part of it is that now FF7 can be played again with more of a purpose. It's going to be talked about again, discussion will pick up, and playing through once again will feel relevant and part of the times. That makes it a little more fun for me.
    1. Roogle's Avatar
      Roogle -
      I think this is good news. There is no real way to play the game this generation on the PC unless you want to use patches and mods to make the game playable on a modern operating system. I like the fact that I'll be able to modify the game as necessary without having to hack the game files. I wanted to replay Final Fantasy VII since I haven't played it since I was a child, and a slightly updated release on the PC might be the perfect timing to do this.
    1. Jiro's Avatar
      Jiro -
      Well I'll be smurfed, maybe it is true. I can't imagine them doing this though, it'll only re-ignite the burning passion of the fans who want a true remake. Still, interesting to see what "achievements" it has.
    1. Cloudane's Avatar
      Cloudane -
      Cloud Saves. Hehe. Surely Aeris Saves!

      Instant purchase when it comes out, as they well know. Hopefully it won't be as buggy as their older PC games...
    1. Hollycat's Avatar
      Hollycat -
      I want to play as Zack.
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      I wish they had of done this when they released it for PSN.
    1. escobert's Avatar
      escobert -
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