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Final Fantasy fans desperately hoping for a long-awaited remake of Final Fantasy VII have been brutally disappointed to learn that leaked news of a PC version points only to a straight port, without any significant enhancements, prompting many to wonder just what Square Enix is thinking…

The leaked text, apparently accidentally made public on and then swiftly removed, refers to a supposed Steam edition:

Enjoy the RPG classic FINAL FANTASY VII for PC, now with a host of new online features

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Achievements

Whether you’re a seasoned FINAL FANTASY VII veteran or exploring this RPG classic for the very first time, show off your in-game accomplishments and put your gaming skills to the test with 36 brand new achievements to unlock. Share your profile with friends online to find out who is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY fan.

Character Booster

Find yourself stuck on a difficult section or lacking the funds to buy that vital Phoenix Down? With the Character Booster you can increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure.

Cloud Saves

Whether you’re away from home or simply using a different computer to play, enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII wherever you are. With cloud save support in FINAL FANTASY VII you can continue your game progress right where you left off, all you need is an internet connection.

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Square Enix for its part has declined to comment on the matter, although a variety of evidence suggests it is reasonably credible.

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As the game is already the subject of a great deal of PC-based modding and emulation action (shown), a simple port of ancient classic with the addition of trophies and cheats may not be quite the cash-cow Square Enix hopes for – although amongst some fans there is the suspicion that Square Enix is currently in no condition to do a remake justice in any case.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 22/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    There's... something funny about a Cloud Save system in FF7....

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I just realized "Cloud" didn't refer to the character... :'D

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    Comment by CaioSaber
    08:39 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd rather have an Aeris save system. If you know what I mean.

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    Comment by darkfader
    20:16 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone will try to hoax it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 22/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I have the Original Final Fantasy VII for PC with the triangular box it originally came in. So guess really the only port is porting to Steam Engine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You lucky bastard!

    Wonder how much it's worth nowadays. Not that anyone would want to sell it of course. ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Seriously. Why is this news?

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    Comment by Koyoto_Shadow
    14:48 10/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have that edition as well. :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 24/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The news sounded to me like the writer didn't know there already exists a port. Well, this is only a rerelase for steam. Happens with many old games these days...

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    Comment by Dia
    15:38 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It did work horribly on PCs, so I hope they improve that aspect too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:38 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    really? what do you mean?
    i don't remember having any problems with it, but then again, it's been a few years since i played it...

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    Comment by Mogster
    11:23 25/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some of the cutscenes were a mix of movies and rendered graphics, and on my computer they were often out of sync, and some of the movies played upside-down.

    Comment by Char
    12:47 22/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    So they just added some of the worse aspects of PC gaming like achievements to it.

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    Comment by Artist Rising
    15:05 22/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Just hurry the fuck up and release Final Fantasy Versus XIII already you stupid motherfuckers!!!

    SERIOUSLY DO YOU EVEN WANT MY MONEY?!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:41 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Face it, Versus became FF13-2. Squareenix just renamed the final product to avoid more asspained fanboy death threats after they vehemently claimed it was still 'Playstation exclusive'. Search your heart, you know it to be true.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhhhh, no, actually. Do you live under a rock?
    Versus is dead though, the name at least.
    Square Enix announced that what was once "XIIIV", will now simply be "XV". Rather than being a spin-off, Versus is now the true-blue Final Fantasy 15.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now now, I'm sure it won't take as long as Duke Nukem Forever did...maybe...

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    15:38 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That comment stings more then it should good sir!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why the hell do people think Vs 13 will be so good? It looks like that shitty FF7 PSP game.

    I DONT want another 13, and definitely dont want some shit that sucks so bad that it cant even pass Square's low standards.

    Just think about it, good games dont take that long to develop, games that take that long have something fundamentally wrong with them.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Give up, it'd dead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:56 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "So they just added some of the worse aspects of modern gaming like achievements to it."

    *fixed

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 24/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Achievments are console gaming feat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:12 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Biggest lol factor of the story.

    'FFVII!! NOW WITH ACHIEVEMENTS THAT GET YOU NOWHERE!! IT'S LIKE A BRAND NEW GAME!!'

    ...Fan community is already taking matters into its own hands, what with that port to UNREAL ENGINE of all things...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:55 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That Unreal Engine port was a miserable FPS of the intro. That's not a port.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They wantet just to redo the intro usin Unreal Engine and they have done this really bad . Dont expect nothing more from this project .

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nooooo, the biggest LOL factor is "Cloud Saves".
    Because, Cloud.
    Right!?
    *dies*

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:24 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Corrected:
    Square Enix, we'd kill you if you weren't already dead inside.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He wouldn't die even if you killed him!

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    15:42 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd kill you if you weren't already dead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    that "remake" was just a project by some guys to learn using the unreal engine. they only made the intro annd that's it, there won't be more.

    Comment by Anonymous

    What's wrong with the Unreal Engine? Some of the best games have used it.

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    15:44 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hackers love the unreal engine, that's why.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:37 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to mention that the PC version of FFVII is inferior to the original. Has been since it came out in 97

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You might want to explain why. The way I've seen this, PC version had arguably better translation and everything else was pretty much kept unchanged. Controls were ass, but you can always plug in a controller.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The music wasn't great either. Midi music on the PC is nothing to write home about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have you not read the article to the end ?
    It is better in every aspect because fans made their own mods and patches. There is even a music patch that allows mp3 ...
    Sure, this required some work and a lot of time but why Square seems unable to do the slightest of improvements is the real question ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't go thinkin' you so bad, jes cuz you was in SOLDIER!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can't say "better" translation, because they changed Barrett's "ain't no gettin' off of this train we're on!" ;p

    The inferior nature certainly includes the "unchanged" fact they didn't upres the video files at all (despite having a 4th install disc), so the PS1's relatively seamless transitions go from SVGA gouraud shading at 800x600 to a jarring 320x240 FMV. I think it was the Duck truemotion codec? /barf

    And in the nineties there was no "always plug in" a controller. PC controllers were damn finicky in Windows or DOS, and some of the most popular ones didn't have as many buttons as a PS1 controller. The game had to fit text like "[PgUp]" into the UI for minigames.

    So is the Character Booster just a trainer/save editor, or are there microtransactions too? XP

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares about achievements? What's fun about "achievements" that other players can also do. This is why I hate modern gaming, they would rather focus more on those useless things than the fun things.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The not one of the worst aspects of PC gaming that is one of the worst aspect of console gaming. Get it straight.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And that just makes me laugh.
    People love to hate on Final Fantasy XIII, and how XIII-2 was made just to milk it further.

    Wanna talk about milking the proverbial cow, fanboys?

    - Final Fantasy VII
    - FFVII: Dirge of Cerebrus
    - FFVII: Crisis Core
    - FFVII: Before Crisis
    - FFVII: Last Order
    - FFVII: Advent Children
    - And now, this re-release.

    ...Oh, wait.

    - Character cameos on Ehrgeiz.

    Ok, I'm done.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Maybe achievements or trophies are bad for people like you that is so retarted to not be able to unlock any one of them...in my opinion there are the best thing of this gen,they add a lot of replayable value and make games more challenging and fun!!!

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    Comment by Satonaka

    ... And there's your "remake" you damn 7 fanboys who wont STFU about it, XD

    Now let's get onto discussing REAL gaming news:

    wheres versus 13?

    please not another sequel to 13, we don't need a part 3 of that horrible shit.

    type 0 US release for the vita prz

    possible remakes a-la DS remake for part 4 for FInal Fantasy 6 would be nice, or at least a Vita quality remake for it would suffice.

    8 is the most underrated game in the series, give us "something" with this game, and no, not a PC re-release with the lame additions you are giving 7, stop that shit.

    anything else? hmm, I guess that's it for now...

    oh yeah, enough Kingdom Hearts, you guys see a cash cow and wanna milk that sucker dry... you should've stopped at part 2 instead of all the sub-par spin offs and sequels you made thus far, damn...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah, 8 was pretty underrated. At least on Dissidia Squall was freaking badass mopping the floor with anyone on his way.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If you compared the gameplay, 8 is pretty horrible compared to 7, even 9. Story-wise, it's great. That's why 8 is underrated.

    The reason MIGHT when they're making this, they were under budget. They even cut Xenogears's budget and Xenogears suffered from it. You don't believe me? Play Xenogears if you haven't played it yet, then tell me about the 2nd disc's game play compared to 1st disc(It Made me wanted to kill them because they killed one of the best PS1 game by doing it)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Xenogears disc 2 was a travesty, a crime against art, a desecration of the magnificent world Tetsuya Takahashi created. I will never, ever forgive Square for it.

    I will also hate Final Fantasy 8 forever because it likely was the reason Xenogears' budget was cut in the first place to pour all the money into it. It's also the worst FF I've played, and IMO was the start of the series' descent into mediocrity. Squall was an emo douchebag, his girlfriend was a frequently-kidnapped moron who fell in love with him for no reason, and the rest of the characters were about as deep as a sheet of paper. The story made zero sense. Zilch. It was pretty to look at, but a chore to play. And games should not be chores or make you hate the characters who represent you.

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    15:47 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked 9. the change in art style was refreshing, if a big goofy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 25/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    FF8 had a horrible story and marked the fall of Square in quality. Squall is annoying and they never give a reason why Rinoa would be into him. The plot is a train wreck and the party members have 0 personality or character development.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 22/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    wait... I already have that game on PC, it came out years ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 27/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The original(?) PC version had the ability to use directx, which somewhat improved the visuals over the PSX, but it was buggy as hell. Also, the FMV cutscenes where of poorer quality than the PSX. Here's to hoping they re-render all their assets and make it HD, at least.

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    Comment by Anonymous

    actually, yeah, it's been out on pc, so they just rereleased it for digital download with no changes?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:34 23/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes but this one comes with shiny bits of foil, you must re-buy it to get that shiny foil..

    I mean really, a couple weeks back we were ridiculing people buying hundreds of identical CDs, who do you think SE is counting on to buy this repackaged game? Idiots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:17 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is a change.

    We now have achievements list, because the point of gaming these days is to show everyone else that I can.

    Derp.







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