Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC version which is set for release this December 16, and is being published by Epic Games.
That’s a bummer. Epic must really be a thorn in Steam’s digital buttocks.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake 80€ on Epic. Forspoken 80€ on Steam. Square must be out of their minds.
Yeh, 80 euros for a game that's nearly 2 years old is insane.
@Eamon Depends on perspective, on PC it's a new game.
@Eamon Nintendo fans: First time?
Stop wining and buy a ps5 if it’s to expensive. FF7R is 20$
*timed exclusive..I guess.
I'd imagine yes, given the popularity of the brand. But they've definitely got a decent deal in place with Square, as things like Kingdom Hearts HD came out on PC on Epic back in March and still hasn't made its way to Steam.
Its usually 1 year
unfortunately THPS 1+2 still hasn't come to Steam and that released September 4th, 2020 :(
I wonder how much Epic shelled out for this deal?
There's that and Epic takes a 12% as opposed to Steams 30%.
Yes, but far more people use Steam. Which means those numbers become, as GhostTurtle stated, "irrelevant." You'll still make a lot more money off Steam even with them taking a bigger chunk, because of its enormous install-base.
@Snookies12 not really. Those who will wait for the Steam launch, will buy it on Steam regardless but those who can't wait and buy it on Epic will be contributing into 18% more revenue being directed to SE.
Also, the game uses UE4. So S-E is already getting a bigger discount than a normal game.
Finally about time ... but EGS.
Ooh man, I've waited so much for this, It doesn't matter if it's EGS, actually a good thing is that I won't be caring about achievements then
It may have achivements, also it may be 70$ since its €80 on some parts of EU and they started pricing 70$ on steam with forspoken... I am not supporting epic bs or se bullshit; I played it though was waiting to get it to play Yuffie dlc, oh well that would be in 2 years...
Yeah, probably it will have achievements, but I don't care about 'em when I play out of Steam (on PC). I'm not a fan of Epic either, but I'm a big fan of Final Fantasy. Couldn't buy a PS4 when the remake was released, so I decided to wait for it to come to PC. I'm very happy right now
Oh crikey! Just checked Forspoken is indeed 80 € in here on steam so the epic stores "starting at 79,99 isn't a mistake as I was wondering about it. Damn! Others will follow. But man, that's a lot.
No point in making any purchases until the project is done. I for one don't like waiting for content to drip.. I have the patience to just wait for it to be finished. Its far cheaper that way too. If the fools don't put it on steam I guess ill have to settle for ps5... I refuse to support tencent EGS.
80€ for a 2 year remake? ...LOL. No thanks! They can keep the game. If Square wants money, go ask Epic and Sony...
Wouldn't really call it a remake, more like a port.
A port? Wtf. This game couldn’t be further from a port. It was build from the ground up with a ton of new content and features, the combat is completely remade and it’s gone from 2d to 3D. That statement is like calling Mario odyssey a port of super Mario
Vermin They mean ported from Playstation 5 or 4. Not from ps1 lol.
Yeah.. it's a port of the remake. The original post mentioned 2 years, I figured it would have been obvious from context. I guess I was wrong.
I feel like you’re trolling or have you never seen the original FF7?
Oh that makes a lot more sense… sorry for overreacting hahaha
You can just use a crack to load the game directly. Unless its MP of course.
Savage but thats what they will get from a lot of places since there is no even regional pricing, in top of that its egs exclusive...
When people feel no incentive to buy from the Epic store, the worst thing you can do with your game is charge an obscene amount of money. I hope sales are in the dirt for this game, but knowing gamers, they will whine but still pay up anyway because they have no will power. Just look at the excuses made for Playstation games.
Plenty of free to play game out there if you can't afford it. Can also wait for a sale. I know it can suck not being able to partake in the new and shiny but there are other options out there. Gaming as a hobby is quite flexible when it comes to money.
Its not always the case some people can afford it, for ex I can afford many many copies of it if i wanted i just cant support this bs... especially when SE taking money to make it exclusive, in top of that their games are half assed ports usually, you get a game and have to wait for someone from community willing to fix it ... Iave no problem staying subbed in ff14 with retainers even when i dont play the game this will change though...
Sure, feel free to vote with your wallet. I rarely buy games at the full price. If there is a company you don't wish to support, go for it.
Be lucky you even got a port.
Haha what? They made a port because they know they will make a pile $ out of it, and its timed exclusive because they know they can take egs money and even if it doesnt sell people will get on steam once deal is done with egs... its a business not a charity to be lucky! it will be half assed most likely, 1 month minimum for someone from community to fix issues!
lol are Square games generally not optimized well on PC?
@Flewwid No, they arent... Nier Automata, DQ8, FF9, FF12 FF13, FF13-2, Lightning Return, FFXV <- All had and some still have performance issies and or fixed by community with 3rd party programs; Nier was a disaster I can go on with the list
1 year on ps, 6 months on ps5, then 1 year on epic, fuck off square
PS5 Master Race. FFXVI is going to be a timed exclusive to Playstation as well.
thing is its collecting dust here, i bought guardians of the galaxy and elden ring on it just to make use of it and not waste 500$ for the console, so no, even switch has more credibility than ps5, switch gives me more reason to play it than ps5
I'm glad they had the ps5 version. I would have had to skip just because egs. When they're a small dev I kinda understand but will not buy a big publisher like Squares games as a EGS exclusive. I'd rather wait. Or play other ways once it becomes that personally
@Teflon02 EGS payed Square to keep Final Fantasy 7 Remake exclusive in the pc space the way Sony payed Square to keep it exclusive in the console space. Other than laziness/not wanting to download another app/launcher I see no reason why a person would have a problem buying a EGS exclusive game. If anything console timed exclusives are more egregious since consoles cost money while the EGS app/launcher is free. However I understand why Square would do it. If companies are willing to pay them for timed exclusives it's crazy not to accept the money.
I'm with you. Another launcher isn't exactly ideal but it's free and I can always delete it. Fuck console exclusivity and for it seeping onto PC
It really depends look at what happened with Tomb Raider when it was a timed xbox exclusive...
Spoken like timmy tencent himself... enjoy your chinese sponsored launcher.
Already beat it and the DLC. Sucks to have to wait years for old games.
You make it seem like pc gamers have been doing nothing in the mean time. That is the best thing about having thousands of other games to choose from, you never feel like you are missing out on anything.
Na, people with a life can always wait. Having a backlog is never a bad time.
This is why I no longer buy games full price between work this and that by the time im gonna play game is cheap (cough Re Village, on library waiting simce day 1) ... tales of arise and FF14 Enwalker was last game i paid full price but i played both
If the exclusivity didn't scare you off, the price sure will. You think $70 is bad, try $100 in canada, or how about it still being 80 euro in countries where thats a weeks worth of wages. No regional pricing sure benefits people right?
Yeah, I do feel bad for international pricing being so much higher.
Ah, there it is...
Sales exist so...I'm good.
And it's 80 Euro or 70 US $
The wait continues.
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