Final Fantasy VII Gets PS4 Release Date

Ok, before anyone thinks this is about the remake, sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s not. Square Enix have announced today that the Final Fantasy VII PC port will be coming to the PlayStation 4 on the 16th of October 2015. The game will have the same pricing as the version currently available on Steam. It will cost $16.99/£12.99/€15.99.

Since it was initially stated that the game would be available in Spring, this is a massive delay for what amounts to a quick and easy port. This has led to some speculation as to the true cause of the delay, which can be read here.

The PC version of Final Fantasy VII includes achievements along with slightly enhanced graphics. This won’t be a big leap above the currently available PS1 classic. For those wanting to play the game for the first time, or the people who don’t currently have access to a PS3, this is simply a must buy. This game brought the JRPG to the mainstream, and while the game has not aged well, you would be doing yourself a disservice by ignoring it.

It is a nice thought that in the future we will be able to play both the original and the Remake of Final Fantasy VII on the same console. The ability to play the original title should help offset any anger at the potential changes the remake might make to the gameplay/story.

The game will also be coming to iOS this summer and will presumably have the same pricing for that release also. The release information was first reported by Nova Crystalis. I personally believe that if you have somehow managed to avoid this game for the last 18 years, you should play it as soon as you can. For a bit of nostalgia, you can check out the trailer for the original PC release of Final Fantasy VII below.

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