Square-Enix will be releasing FFXIV on Steam, as detailed in their latest maintenance announcement.
Nice on PC too
I'm wondering how the Steam version will work. Will people who already have the game and it's old download be able to just download the steam version and run the game from steam or will getting the game require you to buy it again? SE let old players from the original version of the game get the game for free when it relaunched but I wonder if the Steam release will do the same.
They've done this with MMO's before like EVE Online and it usually ends up requiring you repurchase the game to gain the steam version benefits like trading cards and achievements :(
Y you no release FFIX for PC !!!
People still play that?
Here: http://www.epsxe.com/ Then either torrent it, or stick your original disk in. Or pay 10 euro to get a 15 year old game on Ps3/Vita The modding of the FF games normally isn't that great? Unless I missed something recently?
Nah i prefer they release it on PC because of the possibility of modding
Really? Have you not seen the FF7 mods people have out there for the PC version? They're amazing!
Which ones? The only ones i've seen are reskins and...thats it really, replacing the midi files with the Mp3 ones of the Ps1 version too(PC version lacked voices in the music and stuff)
There's difficulty mods, new character models (these aren't reskins), reskins, backgrounds Fractilized, Remixed FMV's, Redone Menu's, a variety of soundtracks, etc.
I see Square are turning to the old games to make a quick buck... They losing money or what?
uhm.. this game came out a few months ago
He must mean FF7 and FF8 just releasing on Steam of course.
@NiteX Yeah, but this article isn't about those games.
@NiteX Even if he did mean FF7 and 8, they were originally released PS1 and PC, and those versions currently don't run on modern PC's or any resolution above 640x480, so even though I'm sure Square did make a quick buck for not much effort, putting them on Steam with technical updates so that the PC Versions would run on modern PC's just seemed like a good thing to do anyway.
Well it's no secret SE has been in the red for quite some time now.
Oh boy... Looks like I posted this in the wrong article :P But still... You know what I mean.
Square just release them all on PC and I will get them
The big deal is Valve developing a Square partnership. Wonder how many people are starting to see what happens when SteamOS is a Boot OS? Steam is a very effective wrapper for games, but it also has another tab for Software. There is a vast array of game development tools building up there. SteamOS could mean it won't be necessary to boot into Windows not too long from now.
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