Final Fantasy VII And Final Fantasy VIII Are On Steam… But Not Available For Download

 Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII are up on Steam…but not for public download. The two Steam games are based on their PC ports in 1998 and 2000 respectively, with a few modifications made to their files in an attempt to get them to run better on modern PCs.

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The report comes from RPG Site, who came across the two games using the Steam Registry Editor.

 

The Registry Editor is currently the only known way to even view the game files. Interestingly, Square Enix had tinkered with them as recently as 2010, to try and make them compatible with modern operating systems, but to no avail.

 

This news doesn’t necessarily mean the two games will be seeing a Steam release of course, but it is interesting to know that this was, at some point, under consideration.

 

A big thanks to Ariah for the tip!


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