Final Fantasy VIII Is Getting A Remaster

Final Fantasy VIII is getting remastered, Square Enix announced today at E3. It’ll be out this year for PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch.

Last year, when Square announced Switch and Xbox ports for many of its other Final Fantasy games including FFVII, FFIX, FFX, FFXII, Squall and crew were the odd title out. Now, it’s clear why FFVIII got short shrift—the remaster was coming.

Hey Squall, how do you feel about this one?


    So again the question becomes, are you going to actually update the original game released on Steam?, or force people to buy it again?, I've owned all FF games since 8 on release, (but played and owned every FF ever made), I've repurchased every thing on Steam due to it being easier for me to play on PC then consume the TV with console. (or even retain the console)

      That is a dumb question.

      I bought all the original on PlayStation. I demand that I get free copies of remastered ones.

      Just because it's digital doesn't make it free. Or without cost.

        I like how in your rush to insult him you didn't even read his statement correctly.

        He said people who bough the STEAM release. And it isnt dumb. It happened for owners of bioshock 1/2 we got the remastered versions for free for owning the original on steam.

        It's not a dumb question, occasionally remasters are provided for free, sometimes you receive a discount if you already own it, sometimes its full price.

        The guy wasn't making a demand he was just asking a question. In this case however it seems most likely that it will just be a separate product on steam called FF8 Remastered that you purchase at full price.

    Probably my favorite game of all time.

    Even if it was still the classic old potato graphics I'd buy it....actually I have that copy on steam of the digital release...hmm..

      I still have my old PSX copy, actually.

    Hopefully the PC version supports analog controls this time around.

    But didn't Square lose the source code for FFVIII? Or is that just an unverified rumour?

    FFVIII was, oddly, always my favourite Final Fantasy. The gameplay was a bit of an unbalanced mess (I always thought an updated rerelease should try to balance the Junction and Draw systems to minimise grinding), but the story and the setting were just so unique. Plus that opening cutscene set to Liberi Fatali is still THE greatest intro for any game ever made, bar none, fucking fight me.

    If it's out this year, surely they could show footage of the remaster now? Seems odd not to...

      Did you even watch the video on this article? It had plenty of footage, and what a difference it makes to actually be able to see the faces in lovely detail during the fights.

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    Well, I guess I'll get to find Rinoa obscenely annoying again in HD. The best gameplay of the turn based FFs combined with the most annoying characters and storyline

    Horray we get to play our favourite dead person again ;)

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