For fans worried that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will have them suffering through the music from the PC version, Dotemu has confirmed otherwise.
In a reply on Twitter, Dotemu has acknowledged that the Final Fantasy VIII remaster will use the soundtrack from the original PlayStation release.
Dotemu, which is behind titles like Windjammers 2 and Streets of Rage 4, will be teaming up with Square Enix to bring a remastered version of Final Fantasy VIII to fans later on in the year.
In 2013, Final Fantasy VIII was re-released for PC on Steam, featuring music from the older, physical PC version. The port’s soundtrack uses completely different MIDI compositions and has received an overwhelmingly negative response from players when compared to music from the PlayStation release.
Final Fantasy VIII‘s original soundtrack was composed by Nobuo Uematsu, a legend in the world of JRPG music, and it was only the second game where he was able to work outside of the synthesized sound libraries of 8-bit and 16-bit consoles.
Although an exact release date has yet to be announced, fans can expect Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime this year.