Why Is There A Steam Logo On The Final Fantasy XIII Portal Page?

By Ishaan . September 16, 2014 . 11:54pm

Square Enix Japan just launched a portal page for the Final Fantasy XIII series in Japan. The page higlights Square Enix’s new Dive In streaming service, which will let you stream all three games to your smartphone.


Interestingly, the page also has a logo for Steam, Valve’s digital PC game store, among the platforms the game is available on. As you can see in the image above, the Dive In logo is included, too.


Square Enix have not officially announced a PC release for Final Fantasy XIII yet, but they have been re-releasing or bringing previous Final Fantasy games over to PC, including Final Fantasy III (the DS remake), Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII.


Square Enix have also expressed their intent on multiple occasions to bring Final Fantasy XV to PC, once the game is released.

  • Sora96

    SE NA’s page for XIII on their website lists PC under release date as well. FFIV has been classified for PC as well.

  • Kai2591


    • jeka69

      Boy do I hope so.

  • Monterossa

    because it’s coming to Steam. Vanille & Serah’s nude mods in coming!

    • Txu Zai

      hopefully those two character can be modded out of the game all together. :)

      • Monterossa

        I’ll mod Snow out.

      • Randy Marsh

        Why not just mod Hope out?

  • fool

    FFXIII might still be the best looking game I have ever seen…getting that in 1080p and 60 fps could be stunning.

    • Monterossa

      for the PS3 standard, maybe. I think The Last of Us and Uncharted 3 look better though but FFXIII was released in 2009.

      • fool

        Uncharted 3 and Last of Us are pretty amazing but also considerably less fantastical…
        It’s been a while but I remember FFXIII being the only time I actually stopped moving and stared in awe at the stuff I was seeing, like the crystal lake. My drive to play was just wondering what sight I’d see next.

      • LustEnvy

        While I believe the latter two look AMAZING, I believe that XIII still looks the best. There were times when I was tricked into thinking the cutscenes weren’t pre-rendered. They did a wonderful job with the graphics… at least until they got dumbed down in the sequels.

    • Jadfish

      remember that stunningly beautiful crystalized aftermatch place? Awwwww yeaaaaa!
      I wanna download a save for that place, look at it, then uninstall FFXIII.

  • JuVu

    Hey, a new Final Fantasy coming to PC! I wonder which one it’s going to… oh.

    But hey, how about the one after VIII? You see, the IX never got… no? Oh, okay…

    • Sora96

      Problem with IX is it’s an old PSOne game that they lost the assets too, not to mention the game’s director has gone missing, one producer left and the other is far too busy.

    • Warboss Aohd

      why is there no love for FFIX?

      it was by far the best one in the series, where’s the love?

      • Shippoyasha

        FF9 gets plenty of love. Every other discussion about FF games and it’s always roughly in top 5 of most liked FF games. I thought it had some issues that keeps it from being #1, but it’s a solid effort.

        • Anime10121

          Not from Square Enix tho…

      • Jadfish

        sir, please.

        there is plenty <3

  • MasterScrub

    I wonder if they’re going to be selling them individually or as a collection? If it’s a collection I just might pick it up.

  • FF13 for PC? Maybe they’ll finally fix that annoying bug. You know, the one where the story was crap.

    • That’s a bug that has been plaguing the series since the very beginning.

      • Monterossa

        hope FFIV PC will get a story bug fix too. one character will die every 5 minutes and keep coming back to life for some reason. oh wait… it’s a classic JRPG so no one will notice any nonsensical plot in it.

      • aizen310

        Are you trying to say that FF6 was crap?

        • Randy Marsh

          Lol this is a guy that thinks FF9 sucks and FF15 is the worst FF game of all time, even though it isn’t out. Just go along my friend, there’s no point in trying to attempt argue with Monterossa lol.

          • aizen310

            oh… :(

    • Hector Velar

      Modders will fix that. No worries.

      • Jadfish

        Modders have been modding Lightning into games for years now.

        … Do they have the technology to mod her out of a game?

    • DivinePhoenix69

      I personally thought XIII’s story was pretty good but to each their own i guess :/.

  • scdk

    Cool, I guess. Now modders can give Lightning a bigger cup size before SE even have a chance to. OHHHHHH

    But really, I wouldn’t mind some nude mods. I want to see Sazh’s delicious chocolate ass bouncing as he casts his spells. By “chocolate,” I mean delicious.

    • Hector Velar

      All that was already done in Skyrim mods…

      • aizen310

        But it’s still Skyrim, so really… it’s just not the same.

        • Hector Velar

          yeah it is better :P
          meaning this garbage game is never going to compare to the awesome of Skyrim.

  • Hawks

    I was excited until I remembered my roman numerals.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Part of me wishes Square Enix would just stop it with FF13

    But Another part of me hopes this succeeds solely to prove JRPGs can be profitable on Steam ergo PC. Cause if it does well on PC, we might get more JRPGs localized.

  • Mila

    Kinda confused here , if its coming to Steam does it use cloud streaming ?

    • Extra Z-001

      No, it’s just a regular game. There will be streaming services to play the game on. But with Steam it will be a download.

  • Nicholas Perry

    I hope to god it’s not for some streaming version.. then there’s also the fact that almost all of the cutscenes are pre-rendered FMV files.. (Which are blu-ray quality as is on PS3. Which I would hope they would retain at the very minimum. Don’t want those fucking shitty 360 FMVs)

    • To be honest, I would much rather just have compressed FMVs. It makes no sense for a downloadable release of the game to be 40GB in size. A lot of people have bandwidth caps.

      It’s utterly ridiculous that Metal Gear Rising on PC is as huge as it is, just because the cutscenes are rendered as movies, rather than in-engine (despite using in-game assets).

      • Monterossa

        most FF fans will complain for sure if they get low quality FMVs.

        • Mm. I could see that being true. I suppose an effective solution would be to simply offer a choice of HQ or LQ cutscenes, but that’s probably asking for too much.

      • aizen310

        That’s one thing I never quite understood. If the movie uses in-game assets, then why render it as a movie? If they would be CGI movies, then fine, but that’s not the case.

        Also most of FF13’s movies are movies with in-game graphics, and just a handful of movies are actual CGI.

        • Sion12

          well i guess maybe they can make it a little better looking and add in special effects without breaking immersion or allow it to pre load game will the cut-scenes is playing?

          • aizen310

            You have some valid points.
            Though I rarely seen any game that pre-loaded a stage while the cutscene played. I know I played some games like that, but it’s not the norm. (Sadly. Loading screens are boring IMHO. They should make them interactive, like in those DBZ games for PS2.)

          • Actually, most games tend to have loading going on in the background while cutscenes are playing. That’s how every developer masks loadtimes. If you were to see an actual loading bar, it would feel like much longer.

      • Nicholas Perry

        No way dude that’s insane!

        They can EASILY cater to both people by offering different downloads available or as free DLC.


        Sure, tons of people have bandwidth caps (Myself included). It’d rather have a 50GB download for the best quality. Rather than a ultra compressed 10GB version in the name of saving bandwidth.

        The US is so far behind when it comes to broadband, ridiculous caps, low download speeds compared to everyone else. 1+TB hard drives are extremely common.

        There is no reason to NOT offer the best quality possible for those who actually care about it. And at the same time offer a compressed version for those who want it at the same time!

        It’s been done several ways before, with higher quality textures or FMVs being separate downloads and many other things.

  • Yaro

    I just pray that if XIII trilogy does come to PC it wont be capped at 30 fps. I would play lightning returns again in 1080p and 60 fps. That game deserves it.

    • Shippoyasha

      Even if it is capped, I hope the series’ popularity means fans will uncap it somehow. But yeah. Devs should not cap it anymore.

    • aizen310

      I just hope I could play FF13:LR at a stabil 30 fps at least. You know, the console version was… rarely worked at 30.

      • Yaro

        Thats what im saying, wildlands ran at sub 20 at times… I still loved the game, but It did hurt the experience.

    • pressstart

      Get with the times… 120-144 fps or bust

      • aizen310

        60 fps is totally fine :/

    • Robert Kupper

      Luckily, that’s the one thing modders are pretty good at fixing. Look at the first dark souls on steam and compare with and without mods.

      • Extra Z-001

        It’s also true that you can tell Square Enix and they can and probably will eventually, update it.

        Square Enix did several updates to Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy VII for the PC. And they listen to people on the Steam forums.

  • “Lightning Returns to Steam!”

    Siliconera’s next headline if the PC version is officially announced.

    • aizen310

      Lightning Returns? Bah, Lightning was never gone to begin with LOL

      • Monterossa

        she crystalized herself in XIII-2.

        • aizen310

          I… know.
          I referred to the fact that Square Enix barely gives any break for good-ol’ Lightning.

          • She was on PC more than 3 times. In FFXIV. And that’s apparently canon, so… yeah.

          • aizen310

            Seriously? O.O

          • Vayu Purana


            in terms of canon timeline this happens between FF13-2 ending and before FF13-3 starts Lightning is in a crystal state she put upon herself at the end of FF13-2 so she sent to the world of FF14ARR and there you fight along side her for a chain of sidequests which give you her clothes she wore in the first FF13 game if your FF14ARR character is a girl, and if your character is a guy then you get Snow’s clothes instead, you also get each of the weapons of the party members from the first FF13 game too

            i wish they didn’t gender lock their clothes, i’d love to see a girl in Snow’s trench coat or a guy wearing lightning’s sleeveless vest shirt with red scarf cape but nope lol

            but during this Lightning thinks some god is testing her to see if she still has fight left and then after you’re done with the quests she magically vanishes back to her own world forgotten everything that happened in FF14ARR world….which is fucking stupid so its like wth was the point but that’s only done so it avoids any plotholes between both FF13 universe and FF14ARR universe cause at the start of Lightning Returns game she bluntly says she awakes from her DREAMLESS sleep so she doesn’t remember what happened in FF14ARR at all….meh

  • Derek E Nay

    Lightning Returns returns.

  • Ultimaniacx4

    So much hate around this series. I don’t see how this trilogy’s story is any more contrived/convoluted/etc than any other JRPG…..And I love them all for it….

    • jeka69

      It’s not that bad, but imho as the numbered series, it’s just not as good as the other. And you know how fanboy with internet works, anything slightly average will be bashed to undeath and beyond. Solid 6.5/10 game.

      • Anime10121

        This is the big thing right here, even as a HUGE fan of XIII-2, the XIII saga just doesnt uphold the quality that the numbered games usually have.

        As any other RPG, the XIII games are great, but as a Final Fantasy, they are below average. People have expectations of the things a Final Fantasy game should have….and XIII didnt meet them.

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          Definitely met them for me, in pretty much all areas. Even better, the games grew with each installment.

          • Anime10121

            Everyone has different opinions, but this is just mine, and one I hear echoed quite a lot in rational complaints about XIII (and not the wah wah I hate XIII because the 360 dumbed it down ones).

        • Pyrofrost

          Personally, I found FFXIII to be the best FF since FFVI.

          I have the games sequels here in my backlog, I haven’t got around to playing them though. I guess it’s mainly because I was satisfied with FFXIII all round, as a game; and, I was completely satisfied with the ending it provided. Additions were completely unnecessary imo. Not saying they were bad, just unnecessary.

          If this were an anime, XIII would be based off the manga, while the sequels would be unnecessary filler, to try and keep money coming in..
          Which is exactly what the sequels to XIII were, a shitty attempt at a diversion while they were trying to get their shit together for VsXIII/XV. Again, not saying the sequels were bad, just unnecessary

          But yeah, imo FFXIII was the best FF since FFVI. I loved it.

          • Anime10121

            And thats fine, as I said, everyone has different feelings on the game, I personally didnt care for it, as it barely explained anything to the player through the actual game (without datalogs), it explained enough to barely get the basics down and it all just kinda dragged for me.

            The battle system in my opinion was a DRASTIC step down from what they called an “evolution of X-2’s” and I didnt find much of the music appealing either… It did end on a nice note, but it felt kinda forced to me that Serah and Dahj just magically reappear right there after defeating Orphen…

            I find it odd though how you can can call sequels filler or unnecessary (whether they are or arent is beside the point) when you havent played them. Even if I actually agreed with that, I still found one of the sequels to be a better game.

            In the end though, I didnt dislike XIII… I just liked
            X-2 a whole lot more ;)

          • Pyrofrost

            The reason I call it filler or unnecessary has nothing to do with how I feel about the sequels, as I’ve said, I never played them.

            The reason I called it that is entirely due to the first game. It told it’s story, it closed the story, there was really no need to take it further. I mean sure, even when there is closure, all you need to do is call the plot convenience fairy.

            However, you asked why I said that, and I have given my reason.

    • MrTyrant

      Because the others can still make sense somehow and what jaka69 said. There was a matter of expectation too, you dont expect others games to be good but when is a numbered FF people expect something really big and nearly perfect for the years in development.

    • CloudStrifeACC

      I just loved the first one. The last two were just too…..senseless and incoherent with the original story.

      • Robert Kupper

        The first one makes sense as a self-contained piece, and I don’t feel the sequels really added anything.

  • Crevox

    I played the first two, skipped Lightning Returns… but now, you say PC release?


    • Monterossa

      I want Serah Returns mod!!

      • aizen310

        yes, yes, and all my yes!

    • Hmmmm…
      Missed the best one gameplay wise

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Skipped LR? It was the best one.

      • Crevox

        I just got burnt out on the whole FFXIII deal and didn’t feel like paying for another full price game to play it. I’ll probably bargain bin it or play this release, if it happens.

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          It wasn’t full price though, was it?

    • Robert Kupper

      I did the same. I liked FFXIII, but I really disliked the plot and characters in XIII-2 to the point I didn’t even look at Lightning Returns.

  • Randy Marsh

    Oh cool, I can dig playing these on my comp…..if my comp could run them!

    • Anime10121

      Dont feel bad…mine cant even play the Witcher…1 :(

    • Axel Villar

      To be fair most last gen console ports can run on a toaster.

      • Robert Kupper

        Yeah, but my toaster has like A LOT of RAM.

  • Armageddon

    When’s Release :D

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    *huff huff*
    *huff huff*

  • The only mod that will matter in this trilogy is a butt enhancing mod for all characters with flat butts. That means everyone, kupo.

    • Vayu Purana

      they need that for FF14ARR now…..all races with pancake asses

      • They know that it was requested since the Beta, because I was one of the requesters. And they only said that they would add that feature in a later update. Well, the game already had a year. When are we getting it, Yoshi-P?

  • Aleister Crowley

    Oh gods, here we go again…

  • fairysun

    Lightning returns to blow off some Steam …….

  • Yan Zhao

    Wonder if modders will even bother modding these with….costumes :3

  • Final Fantasy Club


  • Ni ~Algidus~

    XIII-2 and Lighrning Returns in 1080p with 60 fps and party members mods
    XIII with a more dynamic battle system ’cause mods

    • Stephen Mc Devitt

      Mod levels and crystarium system?

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        CId and Jihl playable.

  • Badmojo7

    I hope this is a sign that all the FF games will come to steam/PC.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    Looks like Lightning is a popular topic once again. You can’t keep a good woman down.

  • Richard Salomon

    If they put it on steam ill buy all three games.

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Mod the hell out of these games, Steam-users.

    • Fox

      Some things are too broken to fix with a coat of paint.

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        Coat of paint? Have you not seen all the fan-made remakes of previous Sonic levels for Sonic Generations?

        • Sakurazaki

          Depends on how far modders will go, heh. But I’m intrigued.

          Don’t know how much modding the levels of FFXIII will change much.

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        Forgot to mention how Day Z was originally a mod for a game called Arma II.

        • Robert Kupper

          Yeah, but Arma has mod support. And also Day Z is objectively awful.

          • Stephen Mc Devitt

            Opinions, man. Don’t act like what you say is 100% fact. Clean up your act or go away. One person’s opinion is subjective, not objective or are you the maker of War Z?

            Besides, why not pressure Square-Enix to put in mod support for XIII or just hack the game to support mods?

          • Robert Kupper

            The ‘objective’ thing was a joke, meant to be sarcastic. That’s why I specifically used the word objectively, because I am aware that me not liking DayZ is not really a refutation. (Though even if I was the maker of DayZ, it would still be an opinion. The creator actually did tell reporters “I feel like DayZ is a fundamentally flawed concept,”) I was just kind of confused as to why you brought up Day Z out of absolutely nowhere.

            In any case, pressuring them for mod support is silly. The game wasn’t designed with it in mind, its not merely a switch you can flip. Plus there is no precedent in the genre for them to feel like it is required. “Just hack the game” is incredibly dismissive. hacking a game in that manner is a huge amount of work. Hard work. “Mod support” means the game supports things out of the box, if you are hacking it, it doesn’t support mods.

            If you do hack it it is very limited what can be reasonably changed. Adding post effects, changing some textures or altering FoV often isn’t a big deal, but adding new content? That can be grueling or impossible, even on top of the effort it takes to make that content.

  • artemisthemp

    The question is just: Will it be the incomplete Western version or the Complete Japanese version?

    • aizen310

      And that it will be dual audio or not?

      • artemisthemp

        Does the Taiwan version have Dual Audio?

        • aizen310

          Asian version has japanese audio with english subtitle.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Sure, don’t bring over Kingdom Hearts or anything… Bring us the trilogy that no one asked for in the first place…

    • DeHaExIs

      Well, I’m one person who ask it.

    • Extra Z-001

      Well, Final Fantasy XIII was already developed at least partly on the PC. So it might have been easier to port this game.

      In any case, now that they’re supporting the PC, I’m sure that they’ll bring over Kingdom Hearts eventually.

  • Göran Isacson

    Welp, and so the story goes, on and ever on… eh. Might get the third game if it goes on sale for cheap one of these days. Played the first two, wasn’t much in the mood for the third then. Maybe a cheap steam-release can convince me otherwise.

  • Matt C

    I think a more important question here is why is there a Steam logo for single player Final Fantasy games on a Japanese portal when Square-Enix Japan refuse to sell any of their single player Final Fantasy games on Steam in Japan?

  • Extra Z-001

    Ah here it happened, what wonderful news. Even if you’re not a big fan of Final Fantasy XIII, this is a wonderful sign.

  • Matt C

    To update my previous comment, it seems Square have decide to let people in Japan buy FF XIII on Steam. However, this comes at an unacceptable cost. The game is using some of Steam’s worst DRM controls which will prevent the game from even launching outside of a tiny selection of countries. On the other hand, the version available in the US and EU, has no such limitations, but lacks Japanese audio as a trade-off.

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