Final Fantasy 8 Remastered coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, & PC

Fan-favorite JRPG release Final Fantasy 8 is getting remastered for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC.


The Final Fantasy series is full of fantastic games, but perhaps none are quite as divisive as Final Fantasy 8. Some players weren't fond of the striking departure from FF7's art style and combat system, but others found themselves absolutely absorbed by the tale of Squall and other members of Balamb Garden. Love it or hate it, Final Fantasy 8 is coming to modern platforms, as the Square Enix E3 2019 live stream presentation has revealed that Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Look, we aren't saying that we're not excited about the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but Final Fantasy 8 holds a very dear place in many gamers' hearts. Graphically, the game was leaps and bounds ahead of Final Fantasy 7, but while the Junction system was certainly intricate and rewarding, most players preferred the simplicity of the job- or equipment-based systems from previous games.

Still, it's hard to argue with the scope of Final Fantasy 8, telling the story of a sorceress who plans to take control over the universe by compressing all of time to a single instance. That simply wouldn't do, of course, so a variety unlikely heroes, bolstered by the power of their Guardian Forces, band together in order to save all of history — past, present, and future.

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered will release for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC sometime later this year. Stay locked here to Shacknews for more video game news, announcements, trailers, and reaveals from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Game fans can also sort through the thick muck of various video game launch dates by heading over to our 2019 video game release date schedule.

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    June 10, 2019 7:10 PM

    Kevin Tucker posted a new article, Final Fantasy 8 Remastered coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, & PC

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      June 11, 2019 9:51 AM

      Worst game in the entire series....well aside from 12

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        June 11, 2019 9:54 AM

        Wtf? 12 is awesome! But yeah, 8 is garbage. No one wants a remaster of that one.

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        June 11, 2019 10:54 AM

        Yeah, unlikeable characters, forgettable story. The combat was okay, but only when playing on an emulator that could hyperspeed through the ridiculous summon animations.

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        June 11, 2019 11:45 AM

        No way, FFX is the worst by a country mile :'(

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          June 11, 2019 11:46 AM

          You cant be serious.

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            June 11, 2019 1:22 PM

            FFX has, by far, the most god awful storyline and characters in the franchise. Plus voice acting

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        June 11, 2019 1:15 PM

        12 has redeemable qualities.

        But yeah 8 is the worst.

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      June 11, 2019 11:45 AM

      Definitely looking forward to revisiting this and seeing if it resonates any better 20 years after the fact, especially with the magical fast forward feature that makes these older games so much more playable.

      Xenogears next, plz

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