Final Fantasy XII to be remastered as The Zodiac Age, currently "PlayStation 4 only"

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Rumours, as Fleetwood Mac famously sang, are sometimes bang on the money where game announcements are concerned. The long-whispered-about HD remake of Final Fantasy XII is coming to pass, Square Enix have announced.

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Subtitled The Zodiac Age, the newly swish Final Fantasy XII is destined for the PS4 sometime next year. Asked for comment on a PC version, Square Enix told us that “FFXII The Zodiac Age is developed and announced for PlayStation 4 only”.

It’s worth noting, however, that Steam has quietly filled up with remastered games from the series, and a Gamespot ad for Final Fantasy XV included an unexplained PC logo. Final Fantasy VII’s remake, meanwhile, is very specifically “PlayStation first”.

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The Zodiac Age is based on a version of the game the West never had - the Japan-only Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Job System edition. There’ll be rejigged graphics, audio and mechanics, though perhaps nothing so drastic as Final Fantasy VII’s trilogy treatment.

Characters, backgrounds and menus will undergo facelifts, and you can expect a choice of English and Japanese voices, plus a re-recorded or classic soundtrack. There’s support for 7.1 audio if you’re so inclined, and the load times that frustrated in the original have received welcome attention too.

Do you have any fond PlayStation memories of XII? Don’t be shy - we play on other (inferior, pretender) platforms too.

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Jett_Blackk Avatar
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1 Year ago

I never got to play this one, although a friend of mine loved it. I was looking forward to the PC remaster of this one, but alas, more bad decisions.

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MrAptronym Avatar
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1 Year ago

I am pretty sure they said the exact same thing for the FFX remaster being PS3 exclusive, so don't read too much into any of it yet.

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Belimawr Avatar
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1 Year ago

it was only FF11 offline.

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Legion Avatar
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8 Months ago

"it was only FF11 offline."

No it was not.. I played FF11 for 6 years, and played FF12 for 1000's of hours. Neither game had anything to do with each other, they are not even based on the same planets/dimensions. Totally different stories and characters with no relation whatsoever!

You have no idea what you are talking about Belimawr.

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Belimawr Avatar
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8 Months ago

I never said they were the same story, changed names and stories doesn't stop it being basically the same game.

it was closer to the style of FF11 than it was anything that came before.

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