Final Fantasy VIII Summary
The much-awaited remaster of FF VIII is going to get some PC-exclusive functionality, and it sounds great.
According to a Famitsu poll, CD Projekt's epic is the best non-Japanese RPG... despite only coming in at 20th.
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