Square Enix Announces All Three Titles Will Cross Platforms
Square Enix has been bringing older Final Fantasy titles to the PC gaming world over the last year, including the all time hit Final Fantasy VII with much success. The developers have been asked if they were ever thinking of bringing newer ones to the PC platform for gamers to enjoy.
The company stated they couldn't do it because they had never worked with PC programming software before, and didn't understand the coding that would be required for them to be able to send games over to computers.
Fans of the series can rejoice in the news that Square has announced they will be bringing the entire Final Fantasy XIII series to the PC; starting with the release of FF13 on October 9th of this year.
The new series breaks from regular tradition of cross over games that Square has done in the past with sequels by bringing back the characters and following up the plot from the first title until the last one.
FF13 is notable for changing the battle system quite a bit again. Taking cues from Final Fantasy XII before it, Final Fantasy 13 erases random encounters for a more openly visible map, where you can choose to approach a monster or not to engage in battle.
The first game, Final Fantasy XIII, will be arriving on Steam October 9 for a mere $15.99. Pre-ordering earns you a 10% discount, dropping the price to $14.39. Its sequel, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and the sequel to that, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, will also be coming to Steam also with no official date being announced except that fans can expect them in the Spring of 2015.
Fans will be able to enjoy the game at higher resolutions than the Playstation 3 console could offer at 720p resolution. In addition the game's texture should also become vastly improved for gamers to enjoy. Square had a run-in with fans who were upset with some of the previous releases of FFVII and VII that didn't have proper sound coding to go with the game, but even if they end up finding flaws for the purchase modders will be sure to fix any problems that arise with the games release.
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Square also announced last week that they would be providing a new cloud streaming service for smartphone and table users called "Drive In" that would allow fans to play FFXIII and VII games. There has been no official release date for when they will be available for users to begin using the new service.