Steam Version Of Final Fantasy IX Will Require Android Plugins

According to a disclosure document on Square Enix’s website (Thanks to digging by RPGWatch), the upcoming Steam port of Final Fantasy IX will require the installation of Android plugins in order to work.

This may come as a shock to those who assumed that Square was eschewing their normal method of simply porting the mobile versions of their RPGs to Steam without any tweaking. Wording from the game’s description seemed to point towards it being an enhanced PC version, but it would seem as though that is not the case.

    In order to play FINAL FANTASY IX it is necessary to download and install a software installer program and certain third party plugins. The installer software incorporates certain third party plug-ins, which are governed by the open source licenses and other provisions ascribed to them below. The application of these licenses is limited strictly only to the plugins to which they are stated expressly to apply:
  • Android Support Library / Android SDK Terms and Conditions, Apache License 2.0
  • Android Support Library
  • Android SDK

Though probably not an issue for those who have never played Final Fantasy IX and simply want a chance to experience it, this may mean that veteran players, unless they want achievements or a character booster, might be better off sticking with the original discs emulated via ePSXe or PCSX.

, ,


Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

Where'd our comments go? Subscribe to become a member to get commenting access and true free speech!