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Submitted by Pozzle 488d ago | news

Final Fantasy VIII PC Will Have High Resolution Graphics

Square Enix announced they will release a PC version of Final Fantasy VIII, but it won’t be the same game released over a decade ago. (Final Fantasy VIII, PC)

Snookies12  +   489d ago
Oh wow, that's awesome. If it comes to Steam, I'll buy it again.
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wishingW3L  +   488d ago
man this is all bullcrap. FF8 has pre-rendered backgrounds and nothing can be done about that.
segamon  +   488d ago
absolutely right, the game has to be re-rendered which I doubt will happen.

but what is SE trying to achieve by re-releasing this mediocre game I wonder. i must say though that the card game was good and some of its music and locations were ok. but overall it was a mediocre game unless it was your first jrpg (unfortunately).

give us a proper Parasite Eve sequel instead.

@MooseyXTC below, that was a remake from scratch and this is just a re-release. a world of difference.
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MooseyXTC  +   488d ago
Never played the Resident Evil Remake, I see.
CryofSilence  +   488d ago
I believe they can take the assets they used to make the original prerenders to make HD renders, assuming they kept that data.

I will be getting this as this is still my favorite game to date.
Baka-akaB  +   488d ago
Actually they can do something . They have higher quality assets lying somewhere . They could always pull a tekken tag 1 hd , if they cared to , even with cgi backgrounds , but wont , as it still requires works .
I_am_Batman  +   488d ago
Most dev teams keep the original data of their games for decades so that shouldn't be a problem at all.
Cid33  +   488d ago
unless the source material was rendered in higher resolution than the compressed files or they re render doubtful though
abzdine  +   488d ago
yes but fights would look better and those 1 in² pixels would disappear :)
i like FF8 and i hope this version will come to consoles
TardcoreGamer  +   488d ago
I'm sure there will be a mod to fix that.
McScroggz  +   488d ago
I sincerely doubt they still have assets for FFVIII. They didn't have any for FFX and FFX-2.
AIndoria  +   488d ago
@segamon : Mediocre? FFVIII was undoubtedly the best game of Final Fantasy series, at least for me. Yes, it was huge leap forward than FFVII, although I love both.
vork77  +   488d ago
i seen mods make better character models
3-4-5  +   488d ago
Maybe they can fix the battle system.

That + HD graphics might change how some fans feel about this entry in the series.
-MD-  +   488d ago
Never played VIII so if it's on Steam consider it bought.
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Pyrrhus  +   488d ago
Its worth buying, the Triple-traid card game was one of the funnest minigames I have ever played.
I_am_Batman  +   488d ago
I agree. I remember playing it for hours... good times
adorie  +   488d ago
Triple Triad. Yes. I turned my Squall Card into 3 Stars. Take that emo card!
MooseyXTC   488d ago | Immature | show
Khronikos  +   488d ago
Good god. Oh thank you for upscaling all that shitty prerendered stuff. NOT.
Mathew9R   488d ago | Spam
TardcoreGamer  +   488d ago
There is roughly 3 million people logged into Steam on a daily basis. If SquarEnix made this available on Steam they'd make over $3million over night! I don't understand stubborn companies like ea and the rest that don't bring their games to Steam. They are really f*cking themselves and rather make D*ck having their games sold used at GameStop ad infinitum!
SSJBen  +   488d ago
Upscaled for high-resolution, it does not mean have high resoulution graphics.

There's a fine line between the both.
FF8 will at least not look like a block of mess on 1080p, but don't expect the details of a high resolution game. That's what the Famitsu article says.

Don't know how SiliconEra "messed" the translation up.
jagstar44  +   488d ago
hope it has the proper music this time
Hydralysk  +   488d ago
Oh boy! Now you can constatly spend 10+ minutes Drawing magic out of enemies repeatedly, IN HD.
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e-p-ayeaH  +   488d ago
only idiots do that
Pozzle  +   488d ago
You don't have to Draw magic at all in the game, if you don't want to.
MuhammadJA  +   488d ago
lol too late!

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