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.
Oh wow, that's awesome. If it comes to Steam, I'll buy it again.
man this is all bullcrap. FF8 has pre-rendered backgrounds and nothing can be done about that.
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.
Never played the Resident Evil Remake, I see.
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.
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 .
Most dev teams keep the original data of their games for decades so that shouldn't be a problem at all.
unless the source material was rendered in higher resolution than the compressed files or they re render doubtful though
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
I'm sure there will be a mod to fix that.
I sincerely doubt they still have assets for FFVIII. They didn't have any for FFX and FFX-2.
@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.
i seen mods make better character models
Maybe they can fix the battle system. That + HD graphics might change how some fans feel about this entry in the series.
Never played VIII so if it's on Steam consider it bought.
Its worth buying, the Triple-traid card game was one of the funnest minigames I have ever played.
I agree. I remember playing it for hours... good times
Triple Triad. Yes. I turned my Squall Card into 3 Stars. Take that emo card!
Good god. Oh thank you for upscaling all that shitty prerendered stuff. NOT.
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!
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.
hope it has the proper music this time
Oh boy! Now you can constatly spend 10+ minutes Drawing magic out of enemies repeatedly, IN HD.
only idiots do that
You don't have to Draw magic at all in the game, if you don't want to.
lol too late!
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