Classic Final Fantasy games heading to PS4

Final Fantasy X |
Final Fantasy X |

Coming to PS4…. seemingly in the same state it
left PS3

© Square Enix

Some of the best-loved entries in Square Enix’s Final
series are heading to PlayStation 4 — but it’s not
quite the cause for celebration you might expect.

Announced at the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas at the
weekend, and reiterated at the PlayStation China press conference
in Shanghai today, Final Fantasy VII and a double pack of
Final Fantasy X and X-2 will be coming to the
Sony console in Spring 2015. In both cases, the games are upgrades
of their original PS1 and PS2 releases. Unfortunately, they’re also
both ports of ports, delivering versions already seen on PC and

It’s particularly disappointing in the case of Final Fantasy
, where Square Enix is porting the downloadable PC
re-release from 2012. While it upscaled the visuals of the 1997
original, it was plagued by music errors— initially lower quality than the PlayStation
version, and while that’s since been patched, still has persistent
bugs causing it to play the incorrect track at times. Worse, this
is a game that players have literally begged for a remake or
remaster of for years. While expectations of a full 3D rebuild are
unrealistic, a dedicated effort to restore it with new
high-resolution backgrounds and character models would delight
countless people.

Meanwhile, Final Fantasy X and X-2 have
already had well-received high definition re-releases, on both
PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Other than capitalising on the
popularity of the PS4 as a platform, it’s hard to see how the games
benefit from the re-re-release.

Make no mistake, the Final Fantasy series is
undoubtedly one of the most prestigious in gaming history, and both
VII and X are entries that influenced entire
generations. However, their appearance on PS4 serves more to damn
the lack of backwards compatibility on Sony’s console than it does
to accentuate the merit and impact of those games.

However, Square Enix does say that the PS4 releases will include
“system-exclusive features,” so perhaps there are grander plans
afoot, and hope for these classics to get the treatment they

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