Final Fantasy VII, VIII almost came to Steam

Final Fantasy VII and VIII may go hand-in-hand with fond PlayStation memories, but the games also saw PC ports, though admittedly not very good ones.

The mere existence of these PC ports pushed fans and Steam users to find out if the games had a shot at being released on Valve’s digital download service. Using third-party software to look at Steam’s “Content Description Record”, RPGSite (via) uncovered files that showed Square Enix attempt to release the games on the service.

What was found were two edited files, one for each game, that were likely trying to optimize the games to run on current PCs. Given that said files haven’t been edited since 2010, it’s likely that Square have abandoned the project.

Looks like Cloud won’t be coming to Steam after all. We mean the long haired emo dude, not the saving system.