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Final Fantasy VII Re-release Confirmed For PC – Announcement Trailer That Actually Doesn’t Show Anything New Inside

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If you’ve just woken up after being in a fifteen year coma – it’s cool, you can STILL play Final Fantasy VII on your PC.

Square-Enix have announced that Final Fantasy VII will be re-released on the PC sometime this year in downloadable form; confirming the rumours that were swirling around last month, the game will come optimised for new PC hardware, boast achievements, cloud saves and other features in an attempt to make it feel all modern and stuff.

Very kindly, Square-Enix have released both the minimum specs and the announcement trailer for the game, both of which you can see below.

The trailer itself however, is just culled cut-scene footage and as a result, doesn’t exactly show us just how extensively it’s been ‘optimised’ in-game.  Ah well, never mind; it’s like last fifteen years never happened.

I suppose we should just be thankful that IT EXISTS.  The official web-site for the game can be found here, but be warned, people have been hammering the hell out of it all day since the announcement and as a result, it’s going up and down like a sodding yoyo.

Minimum specs for the re-release are:

  • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)
  • 2GHz Processor or faster
  • 1GB RAM
  • DirectX 9-compatible graphic card

Final Fantasy VII PC will be released later this year, exclusively on the Square-Enix digital store.

Written by bitsnark

July 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm

E3 2012 – Square-Enix Unleashes Their Next-Gen ‘Luminous’ Engine On Us Ordinary Folk

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With Epic Games firing the opening salvo in the next-generation war on visuals, it had seemed like it would only be a matter of time until one of the regulars Crytek/id Software/DICE would start firing back; showing us all what to expect from their graphical middleware in the next-generation of consoles and PC hardware.

No, instead it was Final Fantasy developers Square-Enix who responded to the call – showing off their next-gen ready ‘Luminous’ engine; a piece of technical wizardary that truly aims to bridge the gap between in-game and pre-rendered visuals.  Despite the crazy amount of graphical complexity here, the engine is seemingly hugely scalable; able to run on everything from low-powered mobile devices, all the way up to the next-generation of consoles.

Have a peek at the tech demo below and see what you think.

I think it looks amazing, quite frankly:

The Luminious Engine will be the graphics technology that will power the majority of Square-Enix’s titles for next-generation consoles and PC.  Expect to see and hear more soon.

Written by bitsnark

June 6, 2012 at 7:10 am

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