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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade $70 Price Tag Canned From Epic Games Store

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, the PC port to the acclaimed chapter, is set to arrive in a matter of days. However, after glossing over the backlash regarding its price on the Epic Games Store — it’s clear Square Enix might have had some second thoughts.

Originally posted under a rather hefty $70 price tag, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade was on track to becoming one of the most expensive base games on PC of all time. And considering the remake launched on Xbox and PlayStation just over a year ago — its Epic Games Store price definitely wasn’t one fans of the franchise expected. However, after facing quite a lot of backlash over it, Square Enix might have made the rash decision to shroud the price prior to its December 16 release. Or, Epic Games could have just made the effort to hide it an attempt to avoid attracting even more negative comments. Either way, people aren’t too happy about it.

With that said, the Epic Games Store does still have a $70 price tag strapped to Forspoken, which isn’t due to launch until next May. And while $70 is a high asking price on the surface, it does come expected with games coming out in 2022. But Final Fantasy, on the other hand, well, that’s just plain greedy on some parts.

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What is the Intergrade port?

Included in the Intergrade port of the remake is a fresh batch of DLC, as well as a bunch of general improvements to the core game. But although things like FPS, 4K and HDR support are all tied in to the latest package — it doesn’t quite warrant a $70 price tag. Whether or not it will launch with that tag is another question, of course. Either way, it will be interesting to see how Square and Epic play their hand.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade will release on December 16 on the Epic Games Store. You can check-in on the official handle for updates here. Pre-orders, on the other hand, will have to wait. But then, you can probably guess why.

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