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The Final Fantasy 7 Remake appears to be on its way to Steam

According to Datamine, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is on its way to Steam. Epic's recently launched PC version makes use of Valve's platform.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake appears to be on its way to Steam
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Modders of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake find references to Steamworks in the game's files, implying that the game will be released on the Steam platform in the future.

Valve's Steam store is a major industry powerhouse, although the Epic Titles Store getting popular by giving out numerous free games and securing aggressive timed exclusivity deals. Timed exclusives do expire, and it appears that Square Enix unwittingly indicated the possibilities of a Final Fantasy 7 remake.

According to files discovered within the recently revealed Epic Game Store version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, the PC version will most likely be distributed through Valve's Steam platform.

The PC version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake was released just a few days ago on the Epic Games Store. The widely acclaimed remake is presently accessible solely on the Epic Games Store and PlayStation platforms, with no intentions to release it on other platforms.

The first part of Square Enix's multi-game recreation of the 1997 RPG, which was previously exclusive to PlayStation, was launched on the Epic Game Store last week to mixed reviews.

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Modders searching through the game files of Final Fantasy 7 Remake discovered a Steam app number and Steamworks DLL files, implying that the game's Steam integration is at least in the works. This supports the hypothesis that the Epic Games Store release is a debug build, as such files would almost certainly not make it into the final game. Square Enix has yet to make a formal statement on the situation, and the chances of it doing so are slim, given how embarrassing it would be to mistakenly reveal the game's future intentions.

The game contains a Steam AppID buried in its files, according to Twitter user AtelierTool, which is necessary for all games on Valve's marketplace. It was reportedly produced in October 2020, six months after the game's PlayStation 4 release.

The game's release in such a defective form is additionally frustrating due to the higher usual pricing of games. Final Fantasy 7 Remake costs $70 USD, a $10 increase above the previous version's $60 price. It also takes up a whopping 100GB of hard drive space to install, and Square Enix appears to have made no effort to alleviate this with tactics like the selective download of high-resolution textures.

Even with all these troubles, many gamers are now experiencing in the PC version, the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PC is a significant step forward for the sub-series, implying that Part 2 will most likely be released on PC as well. It's unclear whether Part 2 will be an Epic Games Store timed exclusive as well, but launching on several platforms will almost certainly boost overall sales.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

Source: GR  

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