The first 6 Final Fantasy games are getting a new lick of pixel paint

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Square Enix has announced they're giving the first six Final Fantasy games a fresh lick of paint, and it seems like it's being careful to reassure us it won't be an over-smoothed, vectorized mess like the previous ports to PC and mobile.

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster will, presumably, keep the games' original pixel art style intact. It'll most likely be some simple upscaling and resolution touch-ups, rather than a 2.5D makeover like Dragon Quest (opens in new tab) is getting. At least it won't be whatever the smooth hell we have on Steam with the likes of Final Fantasy 6. (opens in new tab) 

The majority of early Final Fantasy games are utter gems to play through, especially Final Fantasy 4 and 6. It'll be nice getting to play them in a style closer to the original format. It's a shame most of the previous remasters have sucked, though the 3D remake of Final Fantasy 4 (opens in new tab) is actually pretty decent. 

Currently, the remaster collection has a release date of "coming soon," which hopefully means we'll see it on Steam before the year is out.

Mollie Taylor
News Writer

Mollie's been gaming as early as she could clutch a controller or mouse in her tiny little hands. The main games she remembers playing are Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which still perfectly capture her gaming personality two decades later. She joined PC Gamer in 2020, poking around the weird and wonderful corners of the internet for news. She can probably be found AFKing in Limsa Lominsa for hours on end, using that expertise to write neat things about Final Fantasy 14. When she's not staring at her bunny girl, she can be found sweating out rhythm games, fighters or playing through a JRPG for the fifth time.