We may have some very promising news for PC gamers now, as it looks like Square-Enix may finally be ready to release two of their Final Fantasy classics onto Valve’s Steam network. We have seen individual PC releases for FFVII and FFVIII in the past, but if a new rumor is to be believed, both will soon be available on Steam to download in the coming weeks.
As most PC RPG fans will be well aware, it wasn’t that long ago since Final Fantasy VII was re-released on PC via Square-Enix with the addition of cloud saving and achievements. However, some fans were a bit disappointed to see DRM measures in place, which is why rumors of a Steam release would be treated with considerable excitement indeed.
We say rumor, but it looks like this could actually be a good bet on being true. Logos for both Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII have now turned up on the SteamDB website, which is often a certain indication that an official release is coming soon. If you head to the Square-Enix store, you’ll see that the developer is currently selling the game for $11.99 in the US.
If the game is turning up on the Steam store, it will be great if we see a sub $10 price tag for both games – then fans would seriously have to consider a purchase. It’s also worth noting that the versions that will release on Steam, is likely to be similar to the exact version that Square-Enix re-released for the PC.
A perfect scenario would be for Square-Enix to release Final Fantasy VII and VIII on Steam, but with extra features not seen before to really give users an incentive to purchase. One possible idea could be an HD textures pack to boost those aging graphics a little bit. We’re not asking for them to give Cloud a mouth, but something extra would be lovely.
Are you tempted by Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII on the Steam Store, should they become available?