Final Fantasy 7 PC Release Was A Mistake, Refunds Being Issued
Author: Pete Haas
published: 2012-08-07 11:09:37
This weekend, gamers were briefly able to purchase a new PC version of Final Fantasy 7 that didn't work. Square Enix explained the mistake today and is compensating the customers.
After downloading the game, users were stonewalled by the DRM. Some assumed that this was a case of the DRM going haywire. However, that's not what happened.
Square Enix told Kotaku that they were testing the product website for FF7's re-release this weekend. As part of their testing, they apparently uploaded a pre-release build of the game onto the site, which is what gamers bought. In other words, it's an unfinished game rather than a broken full version.
The remaining problem is that customers actually paid money for this broken game. Fortunately, Square Enix will be giving them full refunds. These gamers will also get a free version of FF7 on the PC when it's available. Good on you, Square Enix.
The PC re-release of FF7 adds Achievements and cloud save support. A new Character Booster feature will let players max out their hit points, magic points, or money with a press of a button. The version leaked this weekend was priced at $12.70, but it's not clear whether how much the game will actually cost at launch. It'll be available exclusively through the Square Enix Store on the company's website.
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