Final Fantasy VII PC re-release secretly comes out, then gets yanked


The re-release of the PC version of Final Fantasy VII that was announced back in early July was released on Square-Enix’s online store for $11.99 a few hours ago. This was followed by the game being suddenly yanked from the service a few hours later.

Going by the messages currently found in the technical support section on Square-Enix’s forum, several people who purchased the game are experiencing issues with the game’s built-in DRM, which uses the often-criticized SecuROM. According to one user:

“After installation, it asks you to enter your serial for it to connect and unlock the game for you. I entered my serial, it connected to the license server, and it tells me my activation failed and my serial was invalid. I did it manually with my serial and unlock code, and still nothing. I paid $12.70 for something that doesn’t work.  Perhaps you could flip the ‘on’ switch, SE?  Thanks”

Sounds like a Square-Enix employee may have been influenced under a ‘Haste’ spell and got a little ahead of his or herself. We’ll keep you updated as the situation develops further.

Source: Nubuwo | Square-Enix


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Patrick Kulikowski is a Rutgers University graduate with aspirations of joining the game industry. I have a strong love of games and their music. When not serving as Associate Editor for Pixelitis,net and a writer for Game Music Online, you'll see him working on a game music drum cover project entitled "VGdrum" and managing his Breath of Fire Facebook and Twitter fan pages.

3 Comments on "Final Fantasy VII PC re-release secretly comes out, then gets yanked"

  1. the_randomizer August 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    EPIC FAIL. Not only did they release a game that can’t be used, but the included music files suck balls. They don’t use the original version but a horrible soundfont instead.

  2. Inverse August 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Epic Fail? Do you even know what this is?

    This isn’t new. It’s just Square-Enix rehashing the same old crappy FF7 for PC port that was done by Eidos nearly a decade ago.

    So it’s going to have all the bugs, and bad soundtrack that the old one has.

    Then again, who cares anyway? Anyone that ever wanted to play this game already bought it on PS3′s store, or still has the original PS1 release like me.

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