More and more Final Fantasy games seem to be seeing belated ports on PC, and another big package is on the way for fans who may have missed out on one of the more recent series offerings. Specifically, the entire trilogy of Final Fantasy XIII games is being ported to PC.
Naturally, the original Final Fantasy XIII is leading the charge, and will head to Steam on October 9th. Its PC version will sell for a pre-purchase price of $14.39, and will retail for $15.99 after release. The PC build will come with Steam Achievements and Steam Cloud support, and its system requirements are already available on the game’s Steam page. Early screenshots appear to show slightly beefed-up graphics on high-end machines, in comparison to the original console releases of the game.
Final Fantasy XIII was originally announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and was meant to flex the console’s technology with its new White Engine. Eventually, it was also confirmed for Xbox 360, and both versions came to retail in March of 2010. Despite its massive worldwide sales success, some fans were divided on the game’s final product, with many criticizing it for being too linear and automated.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will both be released on Steam by Spring 2015, according to Square Enix. Both games also originally released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with Final Fantasy XIII-2 originally launching for both consoles in January of 2012, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII arriving for both platforms during February of this year.
An increasing majority of Final Fantasy games have now been made available for PC at this point. Steam offers digital downloads of Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XI Online, and Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn at this point, not counting the upcoming PC ports of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Some rumours also indicate that the upcoming Final Fantasy XV may also eventually release for PC, though currently, it’s only in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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