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Square Enix Accidentally Releases Final Fantasy VII PC

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You have to wait just a little longer for Final Fantasy VII on PC.

Just last month, Square Enix confirmed that a re-release of the videogame classic Final Fantasy VII for PC was in the works. At the time, the company had no release date for the re-release.

Last weekend, out of the blue, Final Fantasy VII for PC suddenly went up for sale on Square Enix's website for $12.70. Those who had purchased and downloaded Final Fantasy VII complained that they were unable to run the game due to DRM issues. Whether or not the release was actually real was under suspicion, as it seemed highly unlikely that Square Enix would want to release the title without some sort of media fanfare.

Now, it's clear that the release was definitely a mistake. Since then, the download's been pulled from the website. For those who didn't manage to grab up the company, rest assured that the secu-ROM DRM error prevents those who downloaded the game from playing, so those customers don't have a leg up on the game.

So far, there's still no word on an actual release date for Final Fantasy VII on PC.

 

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    PTNLemay , August 7, 2012 4:49 AM
    Nice that they bring back a classic, but... I wish they had polished the graphics a bit. I'm not sure if that screen-grab is from the upcoming game or from the original.
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    sicom , August 7, 2012 6:50 AM
    Are they fucking seriously going to release it with SecuRom? Flat out despicable.
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    jamesedgeuk2000 , August 7, 2012 8:26 AM
    "So far, there's still no word on an actual release date for Final Fantasy VII on PC."

    It was 1998
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    PTNLemay , August 7, 2012 4:49 AM
    Nice that they bring back a classic, but... I wish they had polished the graphics a bit. I'm not sure if that screen-grab is from the upcoming game or from the original.
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    aftcomet , August 7, 2012 5:00 AM
    Missed opportunity for a remake.
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    notsleep , August 7, 2012 5:13 AM
    why not release say ff 13? i'm getting tired of re-hashes and re-makes and re-boots. can't anyone be original nowadays? yes, it's cheaper to slap hd graphics on an old engine. that doesn't mean you should. for the record, yes i bought both ff7 and ff8 when they came out for the pc many years ago. i still have the original discs! :p 

    square and nintendo both like to milk their classic games over and over again. i suppose as long as their are suckers in the world... :) 
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    Pinhedd , August 7, 2012 5:44 AM
    PTNLemayNice that they bring back a classic, but... I wish they had polished the graphics a bit. I'm not sure if that screen-grab is from the upcoming game or from the original.


    I still play Doom and Doom II with the original graphics because that's how they were made. There's a certain quality to the art that just ages well
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    Pennanen , August 7, 2012 6:00 AM
    PinheddI still play Doom and Doom II with the original graphics because that's how they were made. There's a certain quality to the art that just ages well

    And final fantasy 7 hasnt aged well. Cant believe people buy old games for 12$ just to get molested by drm. Good luck, you guys deserve all the dlc and drm bull**** that developers push out these days.
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    alidan , August 7, 2012 6:01 AM
    notsleepwhy not release say ff 13? i'm getting tired of re-hashes and re-makes and re-boots. can't anyone be original nowadays? yes, it's cheaper to slap hd graphics on an old engine. that doesn't mean you should. for the record, yes i bought both ff7 and ff8 when they came out for the pc many years ago. i still have the original discs! square and nintendo both like to milk their classic games over and over again. i suppose as long as their are suckers in the world...


    probably because 13 sucked, and would never make back the money it would take to port.
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    memadmax , August 7, 2012 6:09 AM
    Release FFX on the pc yea.
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    joe nate , August 7, 2012 6:11 AM
    They already made ff7 for the PC way back when. That's how I actually played it, as the last console system I bought was actually a SNES. Don't remember if it was a simultaneous release, but I know that's how I played it. I'd have more fun now playing it given I have gamepads that I play old school games on.

    Hopefully if they re-release it, it'll have updated graphics or something - otherwise you can just use the old game without the silly DRM issues this one has.
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    pharoahhalfdead , August 7, 2012 6:35 AM
    I hope they finish the game since it wasn't a completed game when it was released originally. And/or, I hope they add to it like Final Fantasy GBA version.
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    sicom , August 7, 2012 6:50 AM
    Are they fucking seriously going to release it with SecuRom? Flat out despicable.
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    tomfreak , August 7, 2012 7:45 AM
    lol people can mod a PC game into high graphic texture in a free community, if they re-release using back the old texture again....I am speechless.....
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    alidan , August 7, 2012 8:05 AM
    Tomfreaklol people can mod a PC game into high graphic texture in a free community, if they re-release using back the old texture again....I am speechless.....

    the comunity already made those mods, and some are really good

    i think the only thing they did was rework the engine so it plays nice with a modern computer, im not 100% sure, but i know that they didnt change the core visuals at all, just the engine may play nice with win 7.
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    jamesedgeuk2000 , August 7, 2012 8:26 AM
    "So far, there's still no word on an actual release date for Final Fantasy VII on PC."

    It was 1998
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    teamcarlisle , August 7, 2012 10:12 AM
    really!? They are putting DRM on a $12 re-release of an old game that isnt even getting a graphical overhaul. And i find it interesting that the article doesnt say wether or not the people that legitimately purchased the accidental release got their money back either. I remember the original Pc release wasnt much of an improvement over the playstation, mostly a slightly improved resolution, and (dont laugh) the characters actually got eyebrows since they could afford to add a few extra polygons. I remember it was specifically pointed out in an old review I read, I think it was in PC Gamer Magazine
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    heroictofu , August 7, 2012 12:37 PM
    alidanprobably because 13 sucked, and would never make back the money it would take to port.

    I'm going to disagree with this one, having just played through all of FFXIII. Sucks? No. Different? Very. Amazing story? Definitely.

    The linearity is both a blessing and a curse. Honestly, I found it to be refreshing. Exploration is awesome most of the time, but sometimes it can distract from the story at hand. Many times have I become so involved in side stories and side quests that I eventually lost focus and got bored with the core gameplay. *shrug* And there -are- open areas in the game, you just have to get there.
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    Anonymous , August 7, 2012 12:58 PM
    FFXIII open areas = the last area of the game. Everything leading up to it was completely linear. Had a lot more of the game been like the big open area, it probably would have been more enjoyable. Then again, there was the issue of having characters that were generally considered unlikable, along with a story many people considered far from amazing. Yeah....it was different alright, and for being only the second main entry to the series in a 10 year period....it was VERY underwhelming and below expectations.
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    killerchickens , August 7, 2012 1:02 PM
    why not just get an emulator and play it for free with out shitty drm.
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    master9716 , August 7, 2012 1:25 PM
    FF7 and FF8 - are the ULTIMATE final fantasy games of all time - The Michael Jordans of FF games , I hope they remake them with HD graphics soon so I can replay them - Wich one do I like more? Even , But Cloud and Sephiroth became more popular. Both story lines are amazing- it went hard Down hill from there though
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    rubix_1011 , August 7, 2012 1:27 PM
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    FF8 > All other final fantasy


    Actually, FF7 > FF8. Played both, beat both. 7 has a much better overall story and character development. 8 has better bosses and better magic system, but 7 is better overall...just wasn't a 'finished game'.
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