The PC version of Final Fantasy XIII finally launched on Steam today. While many were excited to get to experience the game on PC after its launch in 2010, it seems this new port has left many users with a poor taste in their mouths.First and foremost, it is worth noting that FFXIII‘s resolution is locked at a lackluster 720p. While the game still looks beautiful, many fans are disappointed that the port could not reach the heavenly 1080p. Still, the game does run at 60FPS, or frames per second, so it definitely has that going for it. Interestingly enough, noted modder Durante (who you might remember from having fixed up Dark Souls) has already released a plugin that will allow players to run the game at 1080p.
What’s also disheartening is how players have very few options to toggle with in the game. GameSpot has shown us just how limited the options are:
It certainly leaves quite a bit to be desired. Poor Final Fantasy XIII just can’t catch a break, as community members across the internet have become visibly upset with what they are considering a disappointing port. Of course, that’s a determination each individual ought to make on their own. As you might have guessed, you can read all about what your gaming peers are reading over at Reddit and NeoGAF.
Square Enix has certainly proven with the Final Fantasy XIII series that they do indeed listen to fan feedback. This is fantastic, given that they also have plans to release PC ports of Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, as well. Let them know about your concerns with this port and hopefully they will remedy them for you for their expected Spring 2015 launch.