Final Fantasy VIII Remastered was announced during the Square Enix presentation at E3 2019 and is set to receive several new features according to Producer Yoshinori Kitase.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered To Have New Features Including PC Exclusives
In a recent interview which was in Famitsu magazine, the producer of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Yoshinori Kitase recently revealed some new progression and customisation additions. According to the interview new mechanics be introduced such as triple speed, Battle Enhancements which includes Max HP, ATB Gauge and Limit Breaks will always be available. There will also be no random encounters in the FFVIII Remastered version.
While the above features will be available on all platforms, some new elements will be available but only for the PC version of game, available via Steam. These include platform exclusive features such as acquire all items, abilities, special moves and triple triad cards. Also the addition of max GF level, gil and magic. Finally, customisable system settings will be available on the PC version.
The interview apparently does not go into detail of why this will be available only on the PC platform and not integrated into the console versions.
To refresh your memory on the trailer you can watch it here:
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be releasing later this year on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC for Steam.
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