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Final Fantasy VII Windows Edition

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This page is for the 2020 re-release on the Microsoft Store. For the original 1998 version, see Final Fantasy VII. For the 2012 Steam version, see Final Fantasy VII (2012). For the remake, see Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.

Final Fantasy VII Windows Edition
Final Fantasy VII Windows Edition cover
Square Enix
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows August 13, 2020
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG, RPG
Vehicles Flight, Motorcycle
Art styles Pre-rendered graphics
Themes Cyberpunk, Fantasy
Series Final Fantasy
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Final Fantasy VII Windows Edition is a singleplayer cinematic camera JRPG and RPG game in the Final Fantasy series.

Key points

This is an updated version based on the PS4, Xbox One and Switch versions, themselves based on the 2012 Steam version, although with different additional features.[2]


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions None

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Microsoft Store %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY VII\config.txt

Save game data location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\39EA002F.FINALFANTASYVII_n746a19ndrrjg\SystemAppData\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The game is displayed as 4:3 static aspect.
The game is displayed as 4:3 static aspect.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Labeled Fullscreen. There is a separate Borderless Window option as well but this does not hide the Windows taskbar, which the Fullscreen option does.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Game speed is tied to frame rate, with 30 FPS running at normal speed. Game includes a 3x boost functionality that raises the FPS limiter to 90 FPS to allow the game to run at up to 3x the normal speed.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio XAudio2
Input SDL2

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) AMD A-Series 2.2 GHz
Intel Core i3 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.45 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R7 240
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Verified by User:Aemony on 2022-06-26
    DotEmu is credited in both the Steam and Microsoft Store versions.
  2. Extra features:
    • 3x speed mode.
    • Ability to turn battle encounters off.
    • Battle enhancement mode.