Great news for Final Fantasy Fans! PEGI (Pan European Game Information) has rated a PC release of Final Fantasy VI as “suitable for persons aged 12 years and over.” Does mean a PC release of Final Fantasy VI is on its way?
Earlier this year, the iOS/Android version of Final Fantasy V was ported to PC and was met with mixed to negative reviews. Players have been critical of the art style and poor PC optimization. The problem for Final Fantasy V is that the PC edition is a port of a touchscreen game, and Square Enix made no effort to update or adapt the appearance or controls of the game for PC play.
Final Fantasy VI is also available for mobile devices in a similar manner to Final Fantasy V. So, will this PC release be the same clumsy and rushed port as Final Fantasy V, or are we in store for something better?
Following the earth-shattering announcement of Final Fantasy VII’s upcoming remake, series director Tetsuya Nomura said that he is interested in remaking older Final Fantasy titles, especially V and VI:
“Considering that we have remakes of Final Fantasy up to IV and then we have VII. . . we’ve noticed that V and VI are missing. That bothers me. How come we skipped over those two?”
So, worst case scenario? We get a a lazy port of a port of FFVI for PC. Best case? Who knows? Maybe a full remake in the veins of 2007’s Final Fantasy III and IV overhauls.
Final Fantasy VI, originally released as Final Fantasy III outside of Japan for the SNES, has been praised as one of the best games in the series, and one of the greatest RPGs of all time. What do you think PEGI’s certification for FFVI has in store for us?