Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade's PC pricing is ridiculous

£69.99 for a game that's arriving on PC long after its PlayStation launch

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade's PC pricing is ridiculous

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade's PC pricing is ridiculous

With the launch of Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, game prices have started to increase. Publishers have claimed that games require more time and money to develop, and inflationary forces are reducing the value of many global currencies. This is why game prices are increasing.

Square Enix has revealed Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade's PC version, confirming that the game will be arriving next week on the Epic Games Store. The game will cost £69.99 in the UK and €79.99 in Europe, which is much higher than what most PC gamers expected.

Note that the Epic Games Store takes a lower cut of game sales than many of their competitors, and that Epic Games has likely given Square Enix concessions to secure the game as an Epic Games Store exclusive. Beyond that, the game is arriving on PC six months after the PlayStation 5 version of Intergrade, and over a year after the base game's PS4 launch.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade's PC pricing is ridiculous  

Not only are PC gamers getting Final Fantasy VII Remake late, they are being expected to pay the same price as the game's PS5 version despite the fact that the PC platform has much lower distribution cost. Sony takes a larger cut of PlayStation digital sales than Epic does from their Epic Games Store. Beyond that, Square Enix will not need to pay Unreal Engine licensing fees on the Epic Games Store game sales, reducing their costs further.

There is no justifiable reason why Square Enix should be selling Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on PC for almost £70. It is hard not to use the word greed when seeing this kind of pricing. PC gamers are getting charged the same as PS5 despite the PC version coming late and despite the fact that the game is cheaper to sell on PC and the fact that Epic has probably given Square Enix a great exclusivity deal. 

It is hard not to feel like PC gamers are getting overcharged for Final Fantasy VII. If this is anything less than a perfect PC port, expect a lot of people to be angry with Square Enix. 

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Most Recent Comments

10-12-2021, 15:43:44

Nearly 2 years old and 70 quid ? That's a big no from me.Quote

10-12-2021, 19:16:12

I feel overpiced, even went as far to msg them on twitter and that isn't my normal if it had been £50 I'd have said fair enough but 70 is too much.Quote

10-12-2021, 20:18:13

I like the FF games but 70 for this is too much imo, I'll get it when it's on saleQuote

11-12-2021, 12:14:17

I have never played a Final Fantasy game. And Square-Enix is living in a fantasy of their own if they think I'll start by paying 80 EUR for this.Quote

11-12-2021, 19:40:05

And the joke is that the price "STARTS" from £69.99

That said... price is not visible for me in the launcher. so lets pray these arent final.Quote

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