While Final Fantasy VII is remembered as a classic on the PS1, it did eventually go multi-platform with a PC release in 1998. Now it looks like a re-release is in the works, with a Steam version apparently on its way.
A leaked product description reveals that this new release will include plenty of new goodies, such as 36 achievements, cloud saving, and online profiles so you can compare your progress in the game with your Steam buddies.
In addition, this version of Final Fantasy VII will include a brand new item called a “Character Booster.” Using it will allow you to completely max your HP, MP, and even your wallet of Gil. Square describes the feature as such:
“Find yourself stuck on a difficult section or lacking the funds to buy that vital Phoenix Down? With the Character Booster you can increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure.”
It sounds like they’re trying to make the game more accessible so that more players are willing to not only try, but also beat the game. The price is also set at a pretty reasonable £7.99/€9.99, which I assume will be around $9.99 for the US release.
The leak comes from the “FinalFantasyVIIPC.com” domain, which was registered by Square Enix on June 15 and discovered by users on the GOG Forums. You can still see the page thanks to Google’s cache feature (just hit cancel until the login prompt goes away).
While it looks like pretty much a given with all of this evidence, we’ll have to label this as a rumor for now. The Final Fantasy XV trailer looked pretty real as well, and that ended up being totally fake.