Square Enix executive Shinji Hashimoto announced at an E3 press conference that the best-selling hit RPG Final Fantasy VII is being ported to iOS, according to a recent report from IGN. The news comes on the heels of the newly-announced Final Fantasy VII Remake, but the iOS version will not be ported from the new rendition of the game.
Instead, Final Fantasy VII for iOS will be a port of the original PlayStation release of the game and the PC version that was updated for compatibility with modern computers. Final Fantasy I through VI are all available for iOS already, so the new release will bring the total number of chapters available for iPhones and iPads to seven. This is the first game in the PlayStation Final Fantasy series of games to be released for iOS, though.
Square Enix has been a supporter of mobile platforms for a number of years, releasing a variety of original titles and ports of classic hits to both iOS and Android. There are not yet any details about price or release date for Final Fantasy VII, but we will be sure to let you know as soon as we learn more details about the release.
It’s great to see Final Fantasy VII come to iOS, because plenty of gamers will play the game wherever they can find it. Final Fantasy VIII has already been ported from PlayStation to PC, so perhaps that chapter will make its way to iOS soon, too.