To prepare for the September release of Final Fantasy 15, developer Square Enix has re-released Final Fantasy 9 for the PC. The move will give those who missed it 16 years ago another chance to play a fan favorite in the series. It may also be the stepping stone to getting future titles in the series onto the PC.
From PlayStation to PC
Final Fantasy 9 is the last PlayStation era game in the series to make the jump to PC. The game follows Zidane and his crew, as they set out on an epic journey across Alexandria. The turn-based classic is now available on Steam for $16.79, and is only compatible with Windows Systems.
While playing through players can earn Steam achievements for completing different challenges in the game. There are currently 85 achievements launching with the game. These achievements will likely eat up some time. One achievement requires the player to kill 10,000 enemies.
Great New Features
On top of Steam achievements the game also includes game boosters. One stand-out is the no encounter mode, which answers gamers’ prayers and puts an end to all random enemy encounters. Developers have also added an autosave option, which any Final Fantasy fan will tell you is a much-needed feature.
Hope for Final Fantasy 15?
Only five months away from the release of Final Fantasy 15, and there is still no news on a PC version. Final Fantasy 15 director, Hajime Tabata states the developer hasn’t worked on a PC version of the game, but claims if they did, that version would far superior.
Making Final Fantasy Great Again
No one knows if Final Fantasy 15 will make it to the PC anytime soon. The biggest concern Square Enix should have is bringing Final Fantasy back to its past glory. Final Fantasy use to sell consoles, now it is more of an afterthought after two console generations of lackluster titles. Square Enix needs to focus on making Final Fantasy 15 great. Once it’s brought life to the series, then we can talk about a PC version.