Tuesday, February 24th 2009

Square Enix Delivers Games to PC Users Via Steam

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America (Square Enix), and Valve Corporation (Valve), a developer of leading-edge technologies and software, announced today an agreement to bring Square Enix titles to customers in North America and Europe via Steam, Valve's leading platform for digital content distribution and management.

Beginning April 9, THE LAST REMNANT will be available for purchase via Steam, which makes PC games available online to more than 15 million users worldwide. An action RPG from the makers of the FINAL FANTASY series, THE LAST REMNANT will be the first Square Enix game to utilize Steamworks and be distributed via Steam. Square Enix will continue to add to its roster of games on Steam, providing users with instant access - after purchase, they can download the game immediately and start playing. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

"We are excited to offer the millions of Steam customers online access to Square Enix titles beginning with our major action RPG, THE LAST REMNANT," said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Inc. and Square Enix Ltd. "Square Enix is committed to delivering the best quality titles to PC gamers and distribution on Steam is one of the many steps we are taking to increase accessibility for fans in North America and PAL territories."

Once players have a Steam account, they can sign in from any PC to access their Steam-distributed Square Enix games. Because games are associated with their account and not their computer, players can get lost in the world of their favorite game anytime, anywhere.

"Square Enix is a fantastic addition to the Steam lineup," said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. "We are thrilled that Square Enix chose to bring its diverse portfolio of titles to Steam and know that our customers will be ecstatic to hear this news."

For more information about Square Enix games coming to Steam, please visit steamgames.com
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22 Comments on Square Enix Delivers Games to PC Users Via Steam

#1
LiNKiN
Staff
When I first gave steam a shot a la Half Life 2, I was not a real big fan. In the last year or two my opinion has completely turned around. I do not experience any issues, and I love the new features brought over time. Especially the convenience of getting many games that are not carried by the local stores, which are shrinking their space dedicated to PC Gaming more and more. Last Remnant should be a worthy title. Good Job Squenix. Now if only they could bring out a REAL Final Fantasy game for the PC.
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#2
ktr
Yea, the half life 2 launch was pretty pathetic...but overall steam is very solid.

Benefits with steam is that there is no install limit. Downloading a game is usually fast, and hassle free. Steam time to time has awesome deals on games. You can download and play your games on any computer (but login only one computer at a time). Games are automatically keep up to date. The cons is that you game backups are with steam, so if steam goes out, there goes your games. And there are times when trying to login off line when you don't have a internet connection.
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#3
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
YES!!!! I was wondering when this was coming to PC man im so excited! i remember making a thread about this when i found out it was being made.
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#4
Pete1burn
I can't wait for the new RPG.
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#5
das müffin mann
by: alexp999


Beginning April 9, THE LAST REMNANTT will be available for purchase via Steam, which makes PC games available online to more than 15 million users worldwide. An action RPG from the makers of the FINAL FANTASY series, THE LAST REMANT will be the first Square Enix game to utilize Steamworks and be distributed via Steam. Square Enix will continue to add to its roster of games on Steam, providing users with instant access - after purchase, they can download the game immediately and start playing. Pricing will be announced at a later date.
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also a video review
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/904861/the-last-remnant/videos/LastRemnantReview_112408.html
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#6
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
w00t march 24th

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#7
kid41212003
At last, a game that doesn't require me to blow off someone's head to finish the game.
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
The Last Remnant is an awesome game for the 360 so Im excited to see how it does for the pc!!`
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#9
Cold Storm
Battosai
Man... It makes me want to put on the Xbox, and start the game! :roll: Or might wait and do it on the PC. Woot!

Solaris, Yeah, I remember the thread!! Glad it's almost here!!
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#10
Triprift
Im assuming this wont be a North American exclusive for Steam it said Pal territories so heres hoping.
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#11
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
i hope ff7 is the next to make the jump to steam. it was a win95 game, but getting it to run on an nt based platform is damn near impossible.
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#12
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Random Murderer
i hope ff7 is the next to make the jump to steam. it was a win95 game, but getting it to run on an nt based platform is damn near impossible.
:cry: That's what I'm waiting on!!
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#13
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: Cold Storm
:cry: That's what I'm waiting on!!
+1!
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#14
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
we should make some noise directed at square-enix. in all the time since ff7's initial release, they could have at least released some compatibility patches for us xp/vista users and/or re-released the disks.
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#15
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: Random Murderer
we should make some noise directed at square-enix. in all the time since ff7's initial release, they could have at least released some compatibility patches for us xp/vista users and/or re-released the disks.
get your power level beyond 9000 go to square and start destroying wings of the building while repeating "i want a compatability patch for FF7 on vista and x64" then after youve destroyed 3/4 of the complex say something cool and leave.
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#16
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: Solaris17
get your power level beyond 9000 go to square and start destroying wings of the building while repeating "i want a compatability patch for FF7 on vista and x64" then after youve destroyed 3/4 of the complex say something cool and leave.
lol, just like sephiroth would.
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#17
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: Random Murderer
lol, just like sephiroth would.
exactly. you could dress like him too. that would get their atention if the falling walls and hundreds of ppl dead due to collateral damage didnt.
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#18
EaGle1337
if the pc fixes the texture pop ins.. i might get it.
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#19
alexp999
Staff
by: Random Murderer
i hope ff7 is the next to make the jump to steam. it was a win95 game, but getting it to run on an nt based platform is damn near impossible.
All the Tomb Raiders work on Vista and x64 (excluding the first one). I'd definetly consider FF7 for PC. I sold my PS copy a few months back.
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#20
alexp999
Staff
Steam have just announced that Square Enix PC games will also be released in Europe on the same date. PR updated.
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#21
Katanai
Best news I've read lately.

Square + Steam = WIN!
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#22
Haytch
I wish i could have the same good experience most of you have had with Steam.
Steam has only disrupted my gaming experience and has brought upon nothing but heartache.
I only play the games i currently own that utilize Steam and have sworn to never purchase another product that requires the use of Steam.
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