Final Fantasy games have been making some advances on PC. Several entries have made their way to Square Enix’s online store as well as been up for purchase on Steam. These include earlier titles like Final Fantasy VII and VIII and even remasters like the 3D remake of FInal Fantasy III. Those looking for more recent Final Fantasy games to come to PC can rejoice (as long as they weren’t hoping for X, X-2, or XII).
A press release published by Square Enix on Friday confirms that the Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy will be coming to Steam and Square Enix’s online store in the coming months. The first, Final Fantasy XIII will be released on October 9th for $15.99. Those who pre-order through Steam can also get a 10% discount.
Release dates or prices for the other installments, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: FInal Fantasy XII, have not been announced. However, Square Enix anticipates that they will be released by Spring 2015.
As for its system requirements, Final Fantasy XIII doesn’t appear too demanding. Recommended CPUs are an Intel Core 2 Quad at 2.66 GHz or an AMD Phenom II X4 at 2.8 GHz, while recommended GPUs are a NVIDIA GTX 460 or a Radeon HD 5870. Also worth mentioning is the 30 GB available hard drive space that is recommended. If you want to check out Final Fantasy XII on the store, here’s the link to the Steam page.
As always, having more options for getting games is great for the consumer, especially when getting high profile console games like the FInal Fantasy XIII Trilogy on PC. I remember enjoying my playtime with FInal Fantasy XIII before the next two entries somewhat spoiled it, so this may be something I end up picking up.
This news also makes me hopeful for how Square Enix may handle future franchise entries. If we see the likes of Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and FInal Fantasy XV go multiplatform, there’s a possibility that PC can be one of those platforms eventually.