The previously expected Final Fantasy VII PC-Release site has now officially opened, confirming suspicions. The site can be found here, and contains HD wallpapers of the original character designs, as well as a new trailer:
Interestingly, the Youtube video description contains a note – “Optimized for PC — Play FINAL FANTASY VII on the latest hardware”. Although it seems this is not a remake, as previously mentioned the current PC release contains midi versions of the original music and poor quality backgrounds, so at least some level of upgrade can be expected. If the trailer is anything to go by, at least the original PS music will be intact.The site itself contains a short story summary and new character profiles for each main character, as well as Sephiroth. The “disc change” images are also available to view in their original resolution.
The site mentions new online features such as 36 new Achievements, a Character Booster and Cloud Saves. The minimum system requirements are listed as:
- Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)
- 2GHz Processor or faster
- 1GB RAM
- DirectX 9-compatible graphic card
This is interesting, as the previous PC release had the following in comparison:
- Microsoft Windows 95
- 133 MHz with 3D accelerator card; 166 MHz without 3D accelerator card
- 32MB RAM
- DirectX 5.0 compatible
There is no mention of a release date, the site specifying only “coming soon”.