Final Fantasy 8: HD port announced for PC, first screens inside

Friday, 17th May 2013 12:56 GMT By Dave Cook

Final Fantasy 8 is getting the HD treatment on PC, developer Square-Enix has confirmed. THe studio has released two images showing its new lick of paint.

Kotaku reports that the new edition has been slated for a Japan-only release at the moment but could be announced for the West in due time.

Two images have been released so far. Here’s an image of Squall in the doctor’s ward, and another of a battle scene.

Would you pick up the PC port if it heads west? Let us know below.



  1. CyberMarco

    No PS3/Vita love? :(

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Takeshi

    I guess just kind of a re-release like Final Fantasy VII on PC. Ridiculous to call it a HD port though.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. unacomn

    VIII? Nooo! What’d it have to be one of the crappy ones.

    How bout porting IX to the PC?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Gonna say something really controversial: FF8 is the best FF. (At least to me. I love it more than FF6, FF7 and FF10).

    #4 2 years ago
  5. deathm00n

    @4 I’m with you! It is my favorite and my first Final Fantasy

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Mjorh

    It’d be great ! been a long time since i’ve played JRPG !

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Deacon

    @4 VII wins on sheer epic-ness, but I have to agree – VIII is the best overall.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. zinc

    @4,5, I’m glad I’m not the only one :-D

    Oh how I remember drawing Death spells from some fish monster, getting them to 100, attaching them to my gunblade & killing T-Rex’s with one hit in the Seed garden :-)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    Among the best Final Fantasy – absolutely! So exciting. I’m definitely in full agreement with all those appreciating this huge adventure! Would I pick it up? YES. In. A. Heartbeat!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. viralshag

    Definitely my favourite FF. I’ll get this for sure.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. joshua nash

    Just give me FFIX & FFX in HD on PS3 and I”ll be happy, I know FFX is coming in HD but i really want FFIX

    #11 2 years ago
  12. EmptySkin

    still trying to recoup losses from FF XIII, huh?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Deacon

    @12 – check the figures mate. The XIII saga has sold well.

    I hate that people assume they tanked just because they didn’t enjoy them personally or failed to grasp the intricacies of the battle system…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Juice_Man101

    Agreed. People let their hate get in the way of facts.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. dizzygear

    VIII was my first Final Fantasy. I really enjoyed it at the time but these days i just cant stand random encounters anymore. I’ll have to pass on this.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    VIII had a fun enough battle system (especially once you realised there were ways around having to draw spells over and over and over again), but the comments were obscenely exploitable, and the story was utter garbage.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. NeoSquall

    I can’t actually do it because of severe back pain, but you can picture me doing a silly dance right now.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Demiath

    This article omits the obvious reason why the “HD” version will be on PC; Square Enix is simply upgrading the old PC version of FFVIII (yes, there was one) as they did with FFVII less than a year ago.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Eddie Rodrigues

    I don’t see “HD” either, but if bonus content arrive then I am happy :3

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Da Man

    I hate that people assume they tanked just because they didn’t enjoy them personally or failed to grasp the intricacies of the battle system…
    ^That person wants me banned…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. macronia

    that is very good news . i am kinda looking to play any final fantasy .. never played any actually . the only JRPG i am playing is chaos rings on my S3 :D . hopefully i see also Final Fantasy XIII on PC :) .

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dinasis

    @18: Yes, indeed there was. FFVIII was my first Final Fantasy game and the first in the series I’d ever heard of. I thought it was a PC series because I first found out about it from a demo I got with an issue of Computer Games Magazine. Still have my original PC version with its folding cardstock case with the admittedly nice artwork.

    Having Leviathan in the training area against the T-Rex in that demo is what sold me on FFVIII. Then I found out about FFVII from watching a friend’s step-father playing it on the PS1. I had a good run with FFVIII, but in the end, I prefer FFVII.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Rosseu

    Almost bought this last week for the vita. I’ll wait and see if this “HD” makes it to vita first

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Joe_Gamer

    Suckered me into the latest FF7 PC release, what a DRM laden pile of shit that was so….no I wont be buying any more PC ports from square. I had to sign in like it was some kind of fucking MMO? Fucking Squaresoft…

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Richenbaum

    first world problems…

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    @23 It won’t. It’s just a slightly higher resolution version of the old PC release of the game.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Rosseu

    so much for “HD” then

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Vice

    Leave this not even an HD shit to yourself, Square. Why not port some decent game to PC? Oh wait, you don’t have any…

    #28 2 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.