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Final Fantasy VIII PC re-release now available through Steam By Erren Van Duine on December 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Final Fantasy VIII joins Final Fantasy VII as the next title available for PC digital download today on Steam and other electronic services. At a price of $11.99, the game has been optimized for modern high-definition PCs and fully integrated with the Steam platform, this version includes a range of new features such as a Magic Booster that enables players to power up their spells, Steam cloud support, and 45 integrated achievements to encourage players to explore various facets of the game. Also included is the Chocobo World, previously available on the original PC version and on PS1 through the PocketStation accessory.

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  • Geir

    I was kinda hoping for some actual in-game footage. Has it been smoothed out, upscaled for modern screens or anything like that?

  • Erren Van Duine

    This is what it looks like: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BavNxGPCYAAHtzZ.png:large Probably still can make it look better in an emulator using the original PS1 version though.

  • Sora

    Does this means the graphics are better than the game which is available on the PSN store?:O

  • Erren Van Duine

    It’s the same thing but upscaled.

  • Such a great game! They should remake it along VI, VII and IX!

  • Somber

    I don’t know why many people want a VII remake. This one deserves too. Never mind, I’ll play this Steam re-release. 😀

  • Faith

    Every title will be on PC? Then I hope XIII saga will be too ^^

  • heero2001

    Not every title. FFVIII was already on PC from years ago. That’s why it probably didn’t cost Square Enix much to update it for modern systems.

  • EX+

    No, this was released on PC a while ago. It’s basically an update.

  • Nick Greeley

    I literally just started replaying this yesterday, so I think I might actually give it a purchase to tackle the achievements before I get too far in my PSX file haha

  • Tom

    “Also included is the Chocobo World, previously unavailable to Western players on the original release.” – why? This is simply not true. I played the PC version and it DID have the Chocobo mini game. In fact, the PlayStation version had the mini game too but you had to have a Pocket Station to play it but the game had the feature.

  • kepu

    I would not get my hopes high for that any new releases would come to the PC in any foreseeable future. Or lets see even some PS2 games before PS3/Xbox 360 coming to the PC.

    Well perhaps there is a small possibility because games are starting to be less and less “hard” coded with fixed functions and bizarre optimizations. Well yes they are still there and that is great thing because without it games on the console would look like crap but hardware is starting to be so complex that some kind of layers are mandatory. And perhaps the cost of these new AAA games can increase possibilities that SE has to get revenues from every platform.

    But personally I would like to see more effort on new single player FF games than MMO games or re-releases. Well bought this and probably even will play it because it was one of my favorite game when I was a teen. Probably not so great game that my memories think it is but we will see what time has done to this game.

  • Erren Van Duine

    Square Enix’s words, not mine.

  • Iceygames

    lol I wish this was out a few days ago on BF or CM

  • Aoi Tsuki

    What is up with the downvotes recently?

  • Sapientia

    Not sure if I want to get this since I just played it earlier this year on the PS3 and the older PC version, but heck. Might pick it up.
    Loved the story and soundtrack in this one, especially.

  • Tom

    Yeah, I know. I read it everywhere, kotaku, siliconera, youtube…

  • babar12

    This is what it looks like http://j.mp/Dtrck

  • Mr. RHC

    Now this is what I’m calling a good Final Fantasy game! So glad more people can enjoy this now!

  • goFyourself

    ff7 is god of all ff..your argument is invalid 😀