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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.

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Snookies121138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

Oh wow, that's awesome. If it comes to Steam, I'll buy it again.

wishingW3L1138d ago

man this is all bullcrap. FF8 has pre-rendered backgrounds and nothing can be done about that.

MWH1138d ago (Edited 1138d 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.

MooseyXTC1138d ago

Never played the Resident Evil Remake, I see.

CryofSilence1138d 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-akaB1138d 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_Batman1138d ago

Most dev teams keep the original data of their games for decades so that shouldn't be a problem at all.

Cid331138d ago

unless the source material was rendered in higher resolution than the compressed files or they re render doubtful though

abzdine1138d 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

TardcoreGamer1138d ago

I'm sure there will be a mod to fix that.

McScroggz1138d ago

I sincerely doubt they still have assets for FFVIII. They didn't have any for FFX and FFX-2.

AIndoria1138d 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.

vork771138d ago

i seen mods make better character models

3-4-51137d ago

Maybe they can fix the battle system.

That + HD graphics might change how some fans feel about this entry in the series.

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-MD-1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

Never played VIII so if it's on Steam consider it bought.

Pyrrhus1138d ago

Its worth buying, the Triple-traid card game was one of the funnest minigames I have ever played.

I_am_Batman1138d ago

I agree. I remember playing it for hours... good times

adorie1138d ago

Triple Triad. Yes. I turned my Squall Card into 3 Stars. Take that emo card!

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Khronikos1138d ago

Good god. Oh thank you for upscaling all that shitty prerendered stuff. NOT.

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