Final Fantasy 7 Remake is coming to PC

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For many years fans were hoping that one day Square Enix would remake the classic Final Fantasy 7, the game that really helped put the series on the map when it came to the mainstream audience.

Finally, in 2019 we saw the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PlayStation 5, with the PS5 port FF7R Intergrade released earlier this month on June 10th.

This new version adds a new chapter featuring Yuffie as she visits Midgar, which introduces an exhilarating new story arc, and numerous gameplay additions for players to enjoy.

Intergrade also comes with a Photo Mode, as well as 4K/30fps or 1080p/60fps gameplay.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Coming To PC

It now looks like Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be coming to PC, likely the Intergrade version of the game. This means we will probably see 4K/60fps gameplay due to the extra potential power of PC hardware, it should also allow for frame rates of 144 and beyond too.

In addition to Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Alan Wake Remastered is also set to come to PC after strings of code were found for both inside the files of Epic Games’ database.

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Alan Wake Remastered Code Epic Games

Alan Wake’s original developers Remedy Entertainment recently reacquired the rights for the game from Microsoft before signing an exclusive deal with Epic Games in 2020, this would indicate that Alan Wake Remastered will be exclusive to Epic Games Store when it eventually launches on PC.

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When it comes to Final Fantasy 7 Remake it is possible that they have signed an exclusive, or at least timed exclusive, deal with Epic Games to release it on their platform.

This will no doubt upset some PC players if the game doesn’t launch on Steam, but Epic Games are working hard to bring new users over to their platform and a game like Final Fantasy 7 Remake could certainly help with that.

When Will Final Fantasy 7 Remake Come To PC?

It has been said that Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade will remain PlayStation exclusive for 6 months, meaning that the earliest the game could come to PC is December 10th, but it is possible that Square Enix could release the base version of the game earlier and then add the Intergrade content as an expansion after December 10th, but neither Square Enix nor Epic Games have announced the release of the game yet.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is part 1 in the story, covering the events of Midgar, around the first 4 hours of the original 1997 game.

This means that there is still plenty of stories to tell when it comes to Final Fantasy 7, which shipped on 2 discs on PlayStation when it released back in 1997.

It has been rumoured that we will see 3 parts in total to make up the full game, but it is also possible we could see as many as 5. This means that it will be a long time before we see the conclusion of the story when it comes to the remake version, but production should speed up slightly due to the groundwork for the game already being in place with the first part of the game.

But, we likely won’t see part 2 for a few years yet, it will also be interesting to see whether the full story releases before the next generation of consoles happen, which going by previous generation lifecycles will be around 2027.

What Else To Expect From The Final Fantasy Series?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake coming to PC isn’t the only thing that fans of the series have to look forward to. Square Enix are currently hard at work developing the next entry in the series, Final Fantasy XVI, which will be the first mainline game since 2016’s Final Fantasy XV. No release date has been given so far but we should see it either in late 2022 or 2023.

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Mobile gamers also have new titles to look forward to as Final Fantasy Ever Crisis and The First Soldier have been announced for Android and iOS devices.

Ever Crisis will be released in an episodic format and retell the entire Final Fantasy 7 story in an epic compilation.

The First Soldier will be Square Enix’s take on the Battle Royale genre, which is certainly an interesting choice of genre to choose for the Final Fantasy series.

Check out the reveal trailer for Final Fantasy: The First Soldier below.

However, it’s not all good news for mobile players as the mobile version of FF11, titled Final Fantasy XI R, has been cancelled after numerous years of development.

There will also be no future updates for the game on PC. But, PC players, and now PlayStation gamers, still have Final Fantasy XIV to play, which is Square Enix’s current Final Fantasy MMORPG, with the release date of its next expansion Endwalker recently announced during a Final Fantasy XIV Digital Fanfest event.

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker is due to be released later this year on November 23rd, giving players plenty of time to jump into the game for the first time and get to grips with it, check out our guide on how to get into the game here.

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