One key thing about the PC platform, at least as far as JRPG fans are concerned, is that it is usually left out when it comes to Final Fantasy releases. Both the MMO offerings, XI and XIV had PC ports, but the straight single player affairs – the staples of the franchise – didn’t make their way in proper PC form. Both FFVII and FFVIII had PC ports, but they were fairly straightforward translations that didn’t take advantage of what the PC has to offer hardware-wise (in fact, many fans consider them inferior ports due to the use of MIDI files for the soundtrack instead of proper redbook audio.)
That may all soon change, and our beloved PC platform may finally get some Final Fantasy loving, as FF producer Yoshinori Kitase has recently confirmed that square Enix is interested in bringing future FF games to PC.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Kitase noted that all three Final Fantasy XIII games were built on the PC during early stages of development, making the transition to PC fairly possible. The only things that were holding them back at the time were market situation and security concerns.
“But we see potential in it and there are lots of regions and countries where PC is very strong. So in terms of our hope of being able to deliver our games to every single country in the world and to as many gamers as possible, yes, we would definitely be interested in pursuing that route in the future.”