While the game just launched for PC and is exclusive to the Epic Games Store, modders have discovered a Final Fantasy VII Remake Steam release is probably happening.
Modders and enthusiasts have begun digging into the source files for the Final Fantasy VII Remake PC release and discovered references to a Steam release, as well as its Steam database app number, suggesting it’s hilariously ready to go – they’re just waiting for the exclusivity period to end.
As with other PC releases, the Final Fantasy VII Remake is exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a time – likely a year from its release this month. Another recent RPG from Square Enix for PC was NEO: The World Ends With You, which launched for PC via the Epic Games Store in September. Kingdom Hearts III has also been exclusive to the Epic Games Store since its PC release.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake Steam release is basically inevitable as Square Enix’s previous releases on PC have always ended up on Steam – it is the biggest digital PC storefront after all. Despite its age, Steam is still breaking usage and user records to this day – it topped 27 million concurrent users over Thanksgiving weekend.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake PC release hasn’t been a solid one, however, as while our own PC port report found the game to look stunning at times – it has its flaws and corners have been cut in places. Modders have also dug into source files to discover that the current build on the Epic Games Store is likely a debug version and not the full release.
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 original release of the remake here and Intergrade here.