Final Fantasy IX Won't Stop Teasing Fans On Steam

Final Fantasy IX Won't Stop Teasing Fans On Steam

Last month, video game enthusiast Square Enix surprise-released Final Fantasy IX on iOS and Android. But the PC version is still nowhere to be found, which is driving some fans crazy. Since Square announced the new ports of their classic PS1 game back in December, fans have been frantically checking Steam's "new release" section and watching for FFIX. At first, the game was listed for "January 2016", which soon became "Early 2016", then morphed into "Feb 2016".

Final Fantasy IX Won't Stop Teasing Fans On Steam

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Now, as we enter March, it's back to Early 2016, which is leading a number of anxious Final Fantasy fans to wonder just what's going on. People are scouring the SteamDB page to watch Square's testers try out the port, mashing refresh every time Steam seems to update and crossing their fingers for an update. The game's been stuck in "New Releases" for what must be two months now. As one GAFfer put it: "Maybe they thought they released it a month ago but forgot to hit the button. And now they can't figure out how they didn't sell a single copy."

Anyway, we'll keep an eye out. If it helps: the port is really good!


    Hm I just managed to get 200 jump rope the other day on my iPhone. I don't feel like jumping again on steam.

    PArt of the reason I'm really keen for this to drop is I need something to tear me away from Destiny. I'm so over than game but it has its damn MMO claws in me.

      I cry for you my friend, this was me until about 5 months ago. Claws don't even begin to describe it amirite.

    All I know is that the mobile port (on Android at least) shows that Square Enix are desperate for money. $33 for a 15+ year old game? Yes it's one of my favourite games of all time but when it's $15 on the PS Store?

      To be fair its not a straight up port. They've added higher res models, improved textures, autosave, proper touch controls (no lazy gamepad overlay, redone menus). PS version is just emulated.

    Keep in mind that the PS2 launched months before FF9 came out, with many people abandoning PS1 and forgetting all about FF until FFX emerged, at which point a lot of people realized FF9 had happened. There are a lot of people out there who are very interested in what all the fuss is/was about with FF9.

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