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It looks like Final Fantasy 5 and Final Fantasy 6 will disappear from Steam next month to make way for upcoming versions of Pixel Remaster.
Both of us games there is now "(old version)" pasted at the end, with a note in the description that says "this game will no longer be available for purchase after July 27, 2021. Instead, buy the pixelated remastering version ". (thanks, Kotaku).
Honestly, this is good and bad news. The Steam versions of Final Fantasy 5 and Final Fantasy 6 are hot trash, visually and mechanically. Ugly, vectorized sprites that are blurry and feel out of place against the maps have been a major critique for both games. They are also garbage dumps, riddled with bugs and built very clearly for use on mobile phones. There are a lot of visual revision changes to try to improve, but they are widely considered inferior versions of great Final Fantasy games.
On the other hand, we seem to be losing some things. Both games include content introduced later when they were released for Game Boy Advance. Final Fantasy 5 has four additional jobs, while Final Fantasy 6 has all the additional content from its Nintendo iteration. Judging by the sprite comparisons (via Role play) i Square page for the game, it appears that additional products will not be present in the Pixel Remaster versions.
While Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster covers the first six games, it seems that only Final Fantasy 5 and 6 are the ones getting the best. It makes sense in a way: the first two games are not for PC, while the Steam versions of Final Fantasy 3 and 4 are the 3D remakes that have received much better than they were originally on the Nintendo DS.
A July 2021 release window was recently released for the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, but for some reason Square Enix has set the video with this information in private. He always attentive Wario64 However, he has not collected screenshots and information, saying that each game will be released individually starting next month.