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Final Fantasy VI is coming to Steam

Final Fantasy VI

Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy VI will be coming to Steam. In fact, it's already there, you just can't play it until December 16.

Originally released in 1994 for the SNES, Final Fantasy VI follows the adventures of a group of rebels who seek to overthrow the Imperial rulers of a steampunk world in which the once-powerful force of magic has faded into distant memory. It was the first in the series to allow players to play as any of the game's main characters, and it remains extremely well-regarded and popular.

The Steam release of FFVI will feature "painstakingly recreated" graphics done by character designer Kazuko Shibuya, as well as PC-optimized updates to the controls and "active-time battle system." As you'd expect, it will also support Steam achievements and trading cards.

Word of the PC release of Final Fantasy VI actually came to us yesterday, when a list of games purportedly on the way to Steam slipped out of the SteamDB. That list was, and is, entirely unconfirmed, but clearly it was at least partially right. And not just for FFVI: Another game on the list, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, is coming to Steam tomorrow.

So that's two games we can check off of that list, and you know what comes after two, right? Say it with me: Confirmed.

And now, dig some screens.

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.