Game News Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade: the PC version arrives with great success on Steam
Arriving on Steam last week, Final Fantasy Remake Intergrade attracted a lot of people: it became the second single-player Final Fantasy game to bring together the most players simultaneously.
- What success for FF7 Remake Intergrade PC?
- Final Fantasy: a bright future ahead?
What success for FF7 Remake Intergrade PC?
On Thursday June 16, an evening was held to celebrate 25 years since the release of the first opus of Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix took the opportunity to lift the veil on its various projects around this episode. Among them, the announcement of the immediate release of Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade on PC. The DLC completes the port, released on PC last December. An immediate arrival which was not made without noise, testifies to it the statistics found by Benji Sales :
Final Fantasy VII Remake INTERGRADE has had the 2nd highest peak competitor players ever for a single player Final Fantasy title on Steam
Top 5 Peak Competitor Players
1. FFXV – 29,498
2. FF7 INTERGRADE Remake – 13,803
3. FFX/X-2 HD – 13,263
4. FFXII – 8,386
5. FFXIII – 8,320 pic.twitter.com/1blck7y70C
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) June 19, 2022
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade had the second highest number of players connected at the same time for a single-player Final Fantasy on Steam: Top 5:
- 1. FFXV – 29,498 players
- 2. FF7 Remake INTERGRADE – 13,803 players
- 3. FFX/X-2 HD – 13,263 players
- 4. FFXII – 8,386 players
- 5. FFXIII – 8,320 players
He also specifies that on PC, the game was first sold exclusively on the Epic Games Store. A trade agreement that must have played its part in the figures presented above.
Final Fantasy: a bright future ahead?
In addition to the immediate release of FF7R: Intergrade, the anniversary party hosted other announcements that could upset this top. Whether Final Fantasy: Ever Crisis and Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth are not currently planned on PC, this is the case of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy Reunion. The remaster of the game, initially released in 2008 on PlayStation Portable, is taking advantage of its 2022 facelift to be released on all major consoles: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series, Xbox One and even Nintendo Switch. Expected for the end of this year, it is the perfect opus to prepare for the sequel to Final Fantasy Rebirth since it is the prequel to the original episode. How to upset the hierarchy?
Of course, we must not forget the sixteenth numbered episode of the main series. Presented during the September 2020 PlayStation Showcase which revealed the date and price of the PS5, Final Fantasy XVI was one of the highlights of the event. Nevertheless, the trailer with which he illustrated himself cast doubt on a possible PC release. A shot quickly rectified since by Square Enix, which then had “no other information on a release of Final Fantasy XVI on platforms other than the PS5“. It was then the analyst Piers Harding-Rolls who then mentioned that FF 16 “would be fully PS5 exclusive for six months, and console exclusive for twelve months“. If this is the case, it will be interesting to follow the number of players on Steam when the software is released on PC. It is currently expected for summer 2023 on PlayStation 5.