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Square Enix dates Final Fantasy XIII resolution update

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Final Fantasy XIII

The PC version of Final Fantasy XIII was not a particularly good port, in part because it offered no option to adjust the graphics. In November, Square Enix promised to address that shortcoming with a patch that would be rolled out at the beginning of December, and while I think it's fair to say that the "beginning" of the month has passed us by, the update is on its way.

"As mentioned recently, the Final Fantasy XIII team have been working hard to improve your experience on Steam and we're happy to announce that custom resolutions (720p, 1080p...) and graphic options will be added to the game from December 11th 2014!" the publisher excitedly announced on Steam.

If that date sounds familiar, it's likely because that's also the day that that Final Fantasy XIII-2 comes to Steam. Luckily for us, that one will offer selectable resolutions and run at 60 fps right out of the box.

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.