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Final Fantasy 8 remastered coming to PC this year

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At Square Enix's press conference today, the company showed off a long-pined-for remaster of Final Fantasy 8. While FF8 has been on Steam for years, it hasn't gotten the same remastering treatment of the other late-90s/early-2000s Final Fantasies, like FF9, FFX and FF12.

At a glance, it looks like a nicely touched-up remaster, far clearer than the pixely mess that 3D games were on the Playstation at low resolutions.

Catch the trailer above, which promises a release in 2019.

Wes Fenlon
Senior Editor

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter (opens in new tab) and Tested (opens in new tab) before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).