Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Posted by Reeve at 10:28 AM EST
FFVII PC Now Available for Download (Officially This Time)
The PC port of Final Fantasy VII is now available to download from Square Enix. Please keep in mind that this release, in addition to new features like achievements, includes SecuROM, a DRM scheme so loathed by PC gamers that Electronic Arts was hit with a class-action lawsuit when it was used for Spore.
The game is available for a promotional price of US$9.99/€9.99/£7.99 until September 12. After that date, the price will be US$11.99/€12.99/£9.99.
Once again, here's the link to the official site.
(via press release)
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Posted by Reeve at 12:34 PM EST
Another Update on FFVII PC's Rerelease
So it turned out that the downloadable rerelease of FFVII PC went live too early, and by accident. Thanks in part to the included SecuROM DRM, many people who bought it this past weekend weren't able to play it, and the game was removed from sale.
Square Enix released a statement today, in which they offered a nice apology for those inconvenienced customers:
This weekend, our teams were testing the product website for the upcoming relaunch of Final Fantasy VII on PC. While the website was being tested in its live state, a small number of people were able to purchase a pre-release build of the game. For those customers, Square Enix will be offering full refunds for the purchases and for their inconvenience, a free version of the classic Final Fantasy VII on PC when it is launched.
We want to thank our community for their continued support and excitement regarding the upcoming rerelease of Final Fantasy VII. We will have more information to share about the launch of this anticipated title shortly.
We will keep you updated as to when the game becomes officially available.Source: Kotaku
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
Posted by Reeve at 10:27 PM EST
FFVII PC Now Available for Download, Uses SecuROM
Cheers to Motoki on the Cheap Ass Gamer forums for the news that Final Fantasy VII's PC version is now available for sale as a download. Now for the bad news: it costs $11.99 in the United States—two dollars more than on PSN—and it uses the much-despised SecuROM DRM scheme.
There is still no word on whether it will show up on Steam, GOG.com, or similar downloadable games services. For the time being, the only place to get this version is direct from Square Enix themselves.
Our previous posts about FFVII PC's downloadable rerelease are here and here.