A few weeks ago we reported the rumor that Final Fantasy VII, one of the most beloved and iconic Final Fantasy games of all time, may be destined for re-release. Naturally, as fans have been shouting out for an HD remake for years, it’d make perfect sense to forsake consoles and release it on PC instead, right? Well, somebody thought that was the natural thing to do.
Final Fantasy VII actually *did* come out for the PC back in 1998, if you didn’t know. I’m not sure anybody actually played it, because the PC version was pretty rubbish, and I believe only a single copy of it was sold in the whole of ONE store deep somewhere in the American mid-west. Nobody knows who bought that copy, but rest assured that it’s probably collecting dust somewhere in an attic. Regardless, this PC re-release promises to be “optimized” and to fully support contemporary computers, with official support for XP/Vista/Windows 7 based systems. No word is out on whether or not the game promises to be souped up visually, but presumably you’ll be able to adjust the resolution, right?
Additionally, FFVII is going to boast new achievements, a click of a button feature that maximizes HP, MP and Gil, and cloud saves. “But Johnny, I know Cloud saves, I’ve played the game before.” No, I mean saves over the internet cloud, so Cloud can save while you save in the cloud. That word looks funny now – “Cloud.”
“When and where can I indulge in this great appeal to my nostalgia, Johnny?” you may ask. The answers are: soon and… on the Square Enix store? Is that a thing? A quick Google search reveals that it is, and will also be the ONLY place you can get this enhanced re-release. That seems a bit weird.