Final Fantasy VIII Summary
Publisher Square Enix is discounting a number of PC titles with Steam keys through their digital storefront this weekend in celebration of the Easter holiday. A bunch get their price tags halved, including Thief.
There's also Tomb Raider GOTY edition, The Last Remnant, Final Fantasy VIII, Hitman: Absolution and even Urban Chaos. Each use Steamworks to deliver the goods.
The Final Fantasy series, outside of MMOs, hasn't been visiting the PC space much. There's the occasional HD-remake that strikes out on desktops but major modern instalments have all stuck to console.
That could very likely change, according to Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase. Final Fantasy XIII was built on PC but then later ported, as Square was 'unsure of PC'.
After returning to the Steam registry Final Fantasy VIII on Steam, optimized for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8., Square Enix has officially released
Square Enix has listed Final Fantasy VIII in Steam's registry before but pulled it once it was spotted. However there's movement in the registry again as Square has updated FF VIII with regional purchase options.
When a publisher or studio goes to these lengths a release is almost assured. Could it be purchased in 'restricted countries'? Yes, so cheer up Russia and former Soviet Bloc.