[Update] Final Fantasy VII PC mistake means free copies for fevered fans
Update: Square Enix has decided to make amends to all those fans who purchased FF7 ahead of scheduled and were unable to play the game. Not only has Square apologized for the mistake, but they have gone a step beyond by offering a full refund and free copy of the game when it releases. Here is a full transcription of the statement
"This weekend, our teams were testing the product website for the upcoming relaunch of Final Fantasy VII on PC. While the website was being tested in its live state, a small number of people were able to purchase a pre-release build of the game. For those customers, Square Enix will be offering full refunds for the purchases and for their inconvenience, a free version of the classic Final Fantasy VII on PC when it is launched. We want to thank our community for their continued support and excitement regarding the upcoming rerelease of Final Fantasy VII. We will have more information to share about the launch of this anticipated title shortly."
Final Fantasy VII is regarded as one of the best if not the best game in the Final Fantasy. This is why the upcoming PC re-release has garnered quite a bit of interest from Final Fantasy and RPG aficionados since it was announced.
Last night, the game accidentally appeared on Square Enix’s online store and many joyous fans paid for and downloaded it early. Unfortunately for them, the game didn’t work because this was an accidental leak rather than a officially set release, so the automatic license activation was unable to function. Users were also unable to activate their game by typing in the serial number manually.
Because of his little mishap, Square has since pulled the sale links.
Well that certainly sucks for those who have bought the game but at least we now know that the game will cost $12.70 on launch day (whenever that is), so that’s something right?