New version of the Square Enix role-playing game to feature achievements, cloud saves, and a cheat option to boost character stats.
A brand-new PC version of the role-playing game Final Fantasy VII will be up for download in the near future, Square Enix has announced. The game was originally released for Windows PCs back in 1998, but suffered from several bugs and glitches.
The new version of the game not only promises to fix those bugs and run on modern systems, but will include up to 36 achievements for players to unlock and cloud saving. Players can also use an optional "character booster," which lets them boost every party member's HP, MP, and Gil to its maximum.
A release date and price for the new version have yet to be announced. Recently, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada said that the company will develop a Final Fantasy VII remake only if the next numbered installment can top the original Final Fantasy VII in terms of quality and sales.
final fantasy vii it's quite posibly the best game ever made if squares makes the game again updated graphically but keeps the gameplay as the original it could be the most selling game of this generation , i don't know what they're waiting for..... and besides it should be made for all game plataforms, at least ps3 , xbox360, ps vita not only for pc,s
They should make it so you can control Cloud by pointing and clicking. Oh and also fix the midi music.
All I can say, is it's about time!! I absolutely loved FFVII on the PlayStation as I did FFX. My biggest upset to most of the earlier versions of Final Fantasy was that they were exclusive to the PlayStation. The newer versions were great but were in no way comparable to FFVII. I concur with nurse_tsunami's statement completely. Say goodbye to sunlight!
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It would be nice if they put this out on steam. Oh well, I still have a couple copies of the PSX version if one fo them dies.
This is big news for real fans. Tempted to buy a PC just to play it, god damn Apple. Mac version would be a welcome surprise, but it'll never happen, an assumption based purely on my own bad luck. Who cares about the graphics? Ok lots of people.. but why? This game gave me morals as a child. That counts for something.
Sorry but this would be a waste of my money, they're only doing this to shut people up for a while about the actual remake.
I guess he'll be waiting forever. Your recent games haven't necessarily been the pinnacle of awesome. You want to make some easy money? Listen to the customer! Remember. The customer is always right!
where has it been said this will be in hd? unless this looks better then orginial ps1 game emulated at 1080p this be no t point cause the orignal pc verison looked like crap compared to emulating the orginal game disc, not to mention music was pure crap on pc verison.
Unless this 1080p video's and battles with slight upgrade world and town visuals i see no point in them doing this other then to piss people off, or better yet make FF game like it was there last one and if it fails they close there doors sorta like the did with the first one that saved them
Sorry been there done that have the discs for the PC and the PSX.
Come on Square remake 6 and 7 as they are the most requested and will sell a ton. The franchise will not be "over" after that because remakes of franchises happen all the time and those franchises thrive because of it. the sales of the remake of 6 would fund a remake of 7 and that would fund whatever new Final Fantasy you want to make and you would still have a ton of profit left over.
imo they should follow what baldur's gate is doing and announce a new edition together with the remake, not make us play some cloud-saving version of ff7 and see if it'll match the original sales. cuz it won't.but a completely redone ff7 (graphics, design, control, and all) is something different. even though i've played through ff7 many times and squeezed out all possible secrets and achievements out of it i'll still be intrigued to play it again if i can go over the epic story with 'advent children' style graphics. that would be something indeed.
By saying that a FF7 remake won't be made until a new FF game can outsell out FF7 is essentially saying a remake will never be made without upsetting those diehards who REALLY want a FF7 remake.
I don't know why they keep teasing it, a new FF will never outsell FF7 for a couple reasons, the number one being it was made during a time when the Final Fantasy series mattered.
This HD release is probably the best anyone could ever realistically hope for, so I hope it satisfies them.
I don't see any reason to buy this... But I get why they might be releasing it... Clearly they don't want to remake FF7, so by releasing tons of versions of the original they are boosting it's sales to a level no new Final Fantasy game can attain.
ITs just money grubbing. THere is nothing more.SInce they are not updating anything and I personally find achievments beyond embarassing(a virtual badge really?) there is no reason to buy when you already have it like myself. Its like one of these HD reame collections. Ttry to cash in by selling the same game without any work
They never release any of there classics on xbox :( not even getting FFX HD my fav one of the series
Hope they make a version for the PS3!!! even though I have the original, I will still buy this one!!!
Anyone with half a brain knows multiple ways to get max stats in FF7 without having ot download a special version that 'boosts' your characters.
Also lol at developing a FF7 remake only if the next game tops the original FF7 in sales... That's beyond retarded. FF7 not only was one of the best games of all time, it came at a time when gamers had no right to expect a game of that magnitude. It raised the bar so much higher than anything that preceded it that of course it was going to have staggering sales. I recall it scoring a 96% rating or something with a magazine I used to buy (lol, I used to buy magazines...) Point is, a FF7 remake would be so lucrative that it has to be done eventually. If you remake it on the next gen console, I will buy the console just to play the damn game. So there's £400 or w/e from me straight away. To try and lure fans into buying the latest FF installment with the tag that if it outsells FF7 they'll remake it seems a bit silly.
Hell, I remember the technical demo for the PS3, it was the most exciting thing about the console!
@Ayato_Kamina_1 Easy there, champ. Final Fantasy 7 was great, but FF6 was the game ahead of its time.
Japanese devs are bloody lazy. Instead of creating something new, they keep churning out remake, re-release and remastered. The same can be said about anime and manga with series that go on for hundreds of boring episodes without end.
I'd rather wait for Sony to open up PSOne games for the Vita and get it from there :-)
The character booster feature is somewhat retarded IMHO...
@vincent_tai Eh, some people may want to just re-experience the story line. I loved FF7 to death, but I don't think I'd be willing to throw down another 100+ hours on a new perfect game. Course, I definitly see why people wouldn't like this kind of feature.
To me, this and Xenogears were the best rpgs ever. I just play my copies straight off the disks using the PSX emulator. I might be interested in this though because of the achievements. Maybe if this does well they will consider putting out a remake.
"only if the next numbered installment can top the original Final Fantasy VII in terms of quality and sales."Boloney. How about you make a game that earns those sales instead of bribing fans into buying it.
I don't get why the system specs are so high considering the age of this old game and the fact that it came out on pc a long time ago. And I'm surprised to see that they're still releasing this game and not even with a proper updated. Do the achievements really make a difference? The game didn't need any.
How about you just make another game with Genesis as the main Villain and finish off the Final Fantasy 7 Universe. So many plot holes were created with Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus .. I demand they fill them.
Awesome news. Even if they don't improve the graphics, the original PC version (which is what I played way back when) was designed specifically for 3DFX hardware. Anyone remember those cards? Great for their time, but 3DFX doesn't exist anymore. The last time I tried running the game the video ended up all funny.
I don't need FF:Advent Children level graphics to enjoy the game again, I just want to be able to play it. Besides Steam, Good Old Games is my second favorite PC digital storefront, and those games don't have improved graphics either.
@chibi-acer Triple Triad. Loved that card game in-game too. I found a digital download of that game once, but it was in Japanese. Same as the actual card game. Easy enough to still play, but it's nice having the computer do all the quick math.
"We'll remake FF7 if you buy enough of the next FF to top everything" - What a great marketing ploy. XD Sadly, I half suspect it to work. They could release another bishi filled turd and people will buy it just to try and get them to remake FF7. Hilarious. XD
I think they shouldn't make VII remake. Maybe They should think about sequel - FFVII-2. With same characters like Cloud, Barret and Tifa. The secound "VII" could take actions after a Advent Children story. Telling more about Cids, Barrets past. But in this case the gameplay should be like in original (materia, stats) or little tuned up (higher HP/MP, more materia, much more equipment). I think this could be great becouse - how many time You can play the same game if nothing can suprise you? Final Fantasy VII its the one of the greatest game not becouse of graphic. It's about 'those" emotions it bring to You, wonderful story, music and characters. They should pump much more from this title, becouse how far the Series can go Final Fantasy XXX-9 ?
@syntexxx Problem is they are doing it already, Advent children movies and the crisis core games are just few examples, but they aren't enough for who didnt even play the original. This is the only FF which really needs a restyle.
@ilantis You have right, if someone never play original '7' they don't understand story at all. In this case making remake is good, couse many players who finished Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus or watched Advent Children will be curious about where it starts? After that they should play FFVII, but I think they don't put money in 15 years old game with ancient graphic, they want step forward not back. But for real fans who starts journey from original 'VII', playing this game is very sentimental. Brings some memories of childhood, hearing FFVII prelude makes cry:) There always two sides of medal. If Square will make FFVII re-make someday I will buy it not for better graphic, HD pumped effect, surround clear sound. I buy it for this 'emotion' which makes me playing Final Fantasy VII :)
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