Mobius Final Fantasy Coming to PC with Final Fantasy VII Remake Crossover Event
Developers at Square Enix are best known for their long running Final Fantasy (FF) series. In 2016, the company released the mobile game Mobius Final Fantasy worldwide (released in June 2015 in Japan) for Apple and Android devices. The hit mobile game is now headed to Windows PC via Steam, and to celebrate, an in-game event will feature one of the series’ most infamous characters: Cloud Strife.
Mobius players in Japan are already ahead of us as far as getting a PC version of the game as well as experiencing the event that is to take place. In a collaboration between the Mobius and the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII REMAKE teams, elements from the upcoming title will be added into the mobile/PC game for a huge crossover event. The title is slated to be available on February 6, with the crossover event to begin the following day. Players will be able to use their same login information from the mobile version to log in to the PC adaptation and pick up wherever they left off. That’s right, cross-platform will be available for Mobius Final Fantasy. Check out the trailer below:
The mobile game was created by quite a few veterans that have all played big parts in the development of past Final Fantasy games. Among those legacy veterans is Producer Yoshinore Kitase and Writer Kazushige Nojima, both of which worked on FFVII and are very much involved with the upcoming remake. In a recent interview on the Mobius website, both Kitase and Nojima talked about the mobile game as well as the FFVII remake and the crossover event. Kitase was asked about his thoughts on the crossover event, he replied:
“The scale of development for a PS4 title is significantly larger compared to mobile titles, so it will take a little while longer to showcase the game [Final Fantasy VII REMAKE] to everyone. That said, I am extremely happy to be able to show one aspect of the game in this fashion before the main game arrives. This was made possible because the specifications of MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY allow us to utilize the data from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE as is.”
According to Nojima, resources from the remake were ported over to the mobile game. So the Cloud Strife that you will see during the Mobius event is directly from the game currently in development.
“We received 3D resources from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, which is currently under development, including Cloud, Guard Scorpion, and the Mako Reactor, which we then set up to fit within MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY. We are extremely proud that as of now, there are no other titles that express the universe of FINAL FANTASY VII as well as MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY. We would love for you to play the collaboration event as you look forward to the game’s release.”
The PC version of the mobile game will have no extras than that of its mobile predecessor. The games are essentially the same, except that on PC players will be able to experience the title in a much higher resolution. This is because of some file compression required to make the game playable on mobile. Nojima explains:
“We no longer needed to compress assets to shrink the data size like we do for mobile devices, so the 3D resources are much higher in resolution. Furthermore, we did not have to be conscious about saving power when considering frame rate, so players will be able to enjoy the game in extremely high quality in the realm of 60fps to 120fps. Another feature worth mentioning is that we will also support 4K resolution. Players will be able to enjoy a much richer experience that differs from mobile devices, something closer to a console experience.”
There is no official release date for Final Fantasy VII REMAKE as of yet but in the meantime, you can jump into the mobile action on Android or Apple devices for free. The PC version will be available on February 6, 2017 and don’t forget that all progress from the mobile version will be transferable to the PC version and vise-versa. Start your game on mobile now, continue on PC when the port is released.
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