A key store listing for the unannounced Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster has been discovered, which may prove other GeForce leaks are real.
In September, reverse engineer and security researcher Ighor July discovered a list of over 18,000 games via NVIDIA GeForce NOW; including titles that had not yet been announced. The list of compiled titles (now removed from GitHub but archived) included the then-unannounced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.
Due to featuring legitimate titles that were later revealed, seemingly unannounced games were given more credibility; including XCOM 3, Street Fighter 6 (also appeared in the Capcom ransomware leaks), Crysis 4, Titanfall 3, Kingdom Hearts IV, Batman: Arkham Insurgency and a Batman city builder, Injustice 3: Gods Will Fall, a new Bioshock game in 2022, Gears 6, and Tekken 8.
There are also several PlayStation titles listed as though they would have a PC port, including God of War (2020) which was announced in late October, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, Demon’s Souls, and Returnal. Other console-exclusive games include Metal Gear Solid 2 HD and 3 HD, Shin Megami Tensei V, and Final Fantasy XVI.
The list includes supposedly unannounced remasters as well. These include Bioshock and Batman: Arkham Knight supporting RTX, TimeSplitters 2, Half-Life 2, Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy IX (which does have an upcoming animated series to lend further credibility), and Final Fantasy Tactics.
NVidia later stated (via The Verge) that the list included released and/or “speculative titles, used only for internal tracking and testing.” This may be true, given one of the entries is “Pokemon MMORPG.” Such a title would assuredly remain on Nintendo Switch, rather than come to PC, as would Bayonetta 3, also listed. Several entries are dubbed test.
The cancelled Scalebound is also listed, giving credence to even cancelled titles being listed (assuming the project has not been revived). Based on the age of some titles or how far they would be from release (like Dragon Quest XII still being in development), it is entirely possible the list includes games that were cancelled and never announced.
However, Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster has appeared on key retailer Instant-Gaming (archived here). The release date is listed as 2023 for the Epic Games store. RPG Site reports that, according to a now deleted second GitHub page of leaks featuring release dates by SteamDB creator Pavel Djundik, the game will release February 1st, 2022.
A subreddit for the game also had a user post a claim that they received a playtest invitation from Eidos-Montreal. The invitation asks users about other tactical RPGs they had played, and if they had played prior Final Fantasy Tactics games.
“At first, I thought this was about Triangle Strategy,” the user explains, “but while they didn’t ask if I played Octopath, they did ask if I played FF12 and it’s DS sequel… the only non-tactical FF games that take place in Ivalice. They also asked if I played FF Tactics PS1 AND if I played the iOS/Android version, which seemed weird, they never ask about multiple versions of the same game.”
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