Due to faulty DRM or because it was never meant to be released yet?
By Jess Colwill on August 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm
The PC re-release of Final Fantasy VII apparently showed up for sale on the Square Enix website recently, despite never being officially given a release date. But that’s okay, because apparently it doesn’t work either. The game’s SecuROM DRM wouldn’t authenticate either automatically or through manually entering the serial number, and as such was pulled before more people could get at it. Square Enix and SecuROM tech support were unable to be reached, as it all happened outside of business hours.
Between the lack of release date and the fact that the DRM switch wasn’t in the ‘on’ position, seems like it was probably erroneously made live. One fact has come form all this though – the game was on sale for $12.70, so it will probably be set at that price when it is actually released.