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

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 is getting. At least it won't be whatever the smooth hell we have on Steam with the likes of Final Fantasy 6. 

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 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
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.