Following the game finally coming to PC, users have found the Final Fantasy VII Remake bad PC performance could be due to it being mistakenly a debug build.
Various reports of the game’s source files have been surfacing across the net, with initial guesses that the Final Fantasy VII Remake bad PC performance was due to the game having DRM or that it was poorly optimized. The game is currently exclusive to the Epic Games Store.
Fans began to dig into the source files and code for the PC port of the VII Remake and have purportedly began finding strange snippets of code that possibly confirm this is not a full release sold on the store, rather a debug build.
The files refer to the version sold on the store as the “PPBC_Development” build when it should be something more like “PPBC_Shipping” for a final, gold master release.
Further analysis of the PC port of the Final Fantasy VII Remake confirms that it not only has poor performance with stuttering framerates, it also lacks graphics options for those looking to fully max out their rig. Our own staff are currently evaluating the PC port and will have a full port report in the coming days, so stay tuned.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade has been available since June 2021 on PlayStation 5. Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the remake here and Intergrade here.