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Final Fantasy comes to Xbox Game Pass, Final Fantasy XIV promised

Final Fantasy comes to Xbox Game Pass, Final Fantasy XIV promised

At its X019 event, Microsoft practically tried to steal Google's thunder just as the latter is about to launch its Stadia game streaming service. Not only did Microsoft confirm 50 games for Project xCloud, a stark contrast to Stadia's starting 12, it also revealed that xCloud will also dip its toes into the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. That opens the doors to dozens more game, including the newly announced arrival of most of the Final Fantasy series, with a big one still promised to come.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake’s TGS trailer is a hefty one

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s TGS trailer is a hefty one

Out of all the upcoming video games, Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Remake is unquestionably one of the most anticipated. By the time the first episode releases in March 2020, it will have been nearly five years since the remake was first revealed, as as we inch ever closer to release day, Square Enix has been sharing more footage from the game. The latest content drop comes in the form of a two-and-a-half minute trailer Square Enix released at Tokyo Game Show, and this is easily one of the game's most substantial trailers yet.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered pre-orders start as launch draws near

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered pre-orders start as launch draws near

As far as Final Fantasy games are concerned, the remake of the most beloved Final Fantasy VII title is perhaps the most awaited launch among fans. Given that it will take a bit longer for that to happen, Square Enix and Sony are trying to fill in the gap in the meantime. That gap will be filled by the Final Fantasy VIII Remastered which will bring the fantasy love story a bit of refined graphics and some modern features as well.

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Final Fantasy XIV is getting a live-action TV series

Final Fantasy XIV is getting a live-action TV series

It almost became Square Enix most spectacular flop and the worst game to be bear the title Final Fantasy. The game publisher, however, refused to let go of the name and Final Fantasy XIV was not only reborn but now boasts of being one of the few big MMORPGs left standing. In the six years it has been operating (nine if you count the first flop), the game raked in millions in profits and players and will soon have its own live-action series, something very few games can dream of.

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Square Enix plans subscription service – if it can find the game code

Square Enix plans subscription service – if it can find the game code

In the era of modern gaming, often what's old is new again. Publishers that have been around for decades like to port older games to modern platforms, and Square Enix is certainly no exception. Over the past few years, the company has been porting a number of its classic RPGs to smartphones and current-generation consoles, but it wants to go even further.

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Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting Remastered, not a remake

Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting Remastered, not a remake

Astute gaming industry observers not familiar with the Final Fantasy series might notice something strange in Square Enix's latest movements. Over the years, it has made nearly all of its titles available on mobile and PC and those that aren't fit to be ported have received some slight brush up. That was true for almost all titles save for one: Final Fantasy VIII. Without really giving any reason why, Square Enix is finally giving that installment some long-overdue attention in the Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, which, unlike Final Fantasy VII, is not a remake.

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Marvel’s Avengers release date revealed alongside first trailer

Marvel’s Avengers release date revealed alongside first trailer

One of the headliners going into Square Enix's E3 2019 press conference this evening was undoubtedly the upcoming Avengers game from Crystal Dynamics. Square Enix saved the biggest announcement for last, closing its show by finally giving the game - which is simply called Marvel's Avengers - a full reveal. While we don't always expect to hear talk of release dates when a game has just been revealed, Square Enix surprised us there too.

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Final Fantasy VII remake gets an extended trailer for E3 2019

Final Fantasy VII remake gets an extended trailer for E3 2019

It's been a big couple of days for Final Fantasy VII fans. Yesterday, Square Enix finally announced a release date for the remake, setting it for March 3rd, 2020. Alongside that release date announcement, Square Enix also debuted a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII, with the promise that more information would be shared during the company's E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake finally has a release date

Final Fantasy VII Remake finally has a release date

For fans, it has been decades in the making. For others, it was a dream that almost never came true. Given how long they've waited, they might not mind waiting a little less than a year to finally get the gorgeous fully 3D remake they deserve. And that's exactly how long Square Enix is going to have them wait before the Final Fantasy VII Remake finally hits the PlayStation 4 and whatever PlayStation Sony might have by then.

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E3 2019: What to expect from Microsoft, Nintendo, and EA

E3 2019: What to expect from Microsoft, Nintendo, and EA

E3 2019 is nearly upon us, but though the show doesn't officially start until next week, the big announcements from major publishers and platform holders will start coming down the line this weekend. Though the number of publishers hosting press conferences at E3 has slimmed a little bit in 2019, there's still plenty to look forward to.

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Dragon Quest Walk is Square Enix’s AR answer to Pokemon GO

Dragon Quest Walk is Square Enix’s AR answer to Pokemon GO

In the wake of Pokemon GO, it seems that everyone wants a slice of the augmented reality pie. Just a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft and Mojang announced Minecraft Earth as part of the 10th anniversary of Minecraft, and now Square Enix is following suit. Over the weekend, the company announced Dragon Quest Walk in Japan, which is an augmented reality game based around the long-running Dragon Quest series.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake gameplay trailer reassures fans it’s all real

Final Fantasy VII Remake gameplay trailer reassures fans it’s all real

Given how long fans have been dying to see Final Fantasy VII in glorious photorealistic 3D and how long Square Enix has been promising it's coming, it's not hard to be suspicious and critical of the publisher's silence on the matter. After all, it's easy enough to whip up cutscenes or wallpapers to tease the public. Fortunately, at Sony's recent State of Play, it showed actual gameplay footage of what could be, once again, the most anticipated game that will hopefully actually be released soon.

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