Final Fantasy 7 Remake leaked Demo code may hint a PC port

Players that recently got a hold of an unreleased Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo have discovered code that may hint at plans for a PC port.


It would appear that Square Enix was gearing up to launch a demo of their hotly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake ahead of the game’s launch in March 2020, but some people just couldn’t wait to see what’s in store. After getting a hold of the demo ahead of any announcement or release, players also discovered code for settings that could point at a PC release of the game.

Players started posting code from the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo and theories about certain settings on January 2, 2020. According to the code posted, though the in-game options of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo only allow for 1080p resolution at 30fps, there are settings which suggest the game could be upscaled to 1920x1080. In addition to these discoveries, the leakers suggest that there is further code in the demo which may allow for settings specific to NVIDIA and AMD drivers. If that’s true, it seems very likely that a PC port is somewhere in the future for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

It’s worth noting that this is all based on rumor from a leaked demo, which can be taken with a grain of salt for the time being. Though a PC port of Final Fantasy 7 Remake likely isn’t off the table, the demo which is being used as the evidence for all of these claims wasn’t even announced, let alone released. Just as well, some of the settings discovered could point to possible modifications for the as-of-yet unrevealed PlayStation 5. There’s little certainty about the situation, but given that Square-Enix has worked towards porting many of the Final Fantasy games over to other platforms like Steam and the Nintendo Switch to begin with, it doesn’t seem improbable either.

Either way, we can look forward to Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s launch on March 3, 2020 on PS4 for the time being, along with a wealth of other confirmed titles in the 2020 video game line-up. We’ll have more on this story as news becomes available.

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