Press Clippings | FFVII for the PC Official Announcement
EIDOS AND SQUARESOFT ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF FINAL FANTASY VII FOR THE PC
Epic Summer Blockbuster Sets a New Standard for Role-Playing Games on the PC
June 25, 1998, San Francisco - The long awaited, best-selling PlayStation game, Final Fantasy VII, from the 18 million unit, best-selling Final Fantasy franchise, is now shipping for the PC CD-ROM platform. One of the summer's premiere blockbuster titles, Final Fantasy VII for the PC is published by Eidos Interactive, known for its mega-hit cross-platform Tomb Raider games, and developed by Square Co., Ltd., known in the gaming industry for creating the legendary Final Fantasy franchise. SquareSoft, Inc., a subsidiary of Square Co., Ltd. has recreated the game for the PC.
"Final Fantasy fans and PC owners have been waiting years for this game to arrive," said Mike McGarvey, COO, Eidos Interactive. "We're thrilled to be shipping this ground-breaking PC game that will entrench consumers in gameplay all summer long."
A multi-million dollar production, Final Fantasy VII fills four CD-ROMs and features more than 60 minutes of full-motion movies, more than 20 beautifully rendered, high quality, computer-generated futuristic cities and towns to explore and more than 50 hours of seamless gameplay. The PC's 3D graphics capabilities give Final Fantasy VII heightened resolution on background scenes, magic effects and small details such as facial expressions on the nine playable characters, giving the PC version a gorgeous, highly crafted movie-like quality. Final Fantasy VII is the first role-playing game to offer a seamless transition from full-motion computer generated movie sequences to actual gameplay.
Square Soft, Inc., a subsidiary of Square Co., Ltd. Japan, manages the development of video games in North America and Europe. The company was established in Redmond, Wash., and relocated its headquarters to Costa Mesa, Calif. in July 1996.
Eidos Interactive, Inc. is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products for the PC, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64 as well as the Internet. Eidos Interactive is part of London-based Eidos plc (NASDAQ: EIDSY), with additional offices in San Francisco, Paris and Hamburg, Germany. Eidos plc also includes Eidos Technologies, a software-based video compression company, Glassworks, a state-of-the-art post-production facility specializing in digital special effects for the television, feature film and advertising industries. More information on Eidos Interactive's line of products can be on the Internet at http://www.eidosinteractive.com.
Tricia Gray, Eidos Interactive
Tel: (415) 547-1200
Eric Lindbom, Faiola Davis
Tel: (213) 933-4959
Ryan Barr, Brainerd Communicators
Tel: (212) 986-6667