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The re-release of Final Fantasy VII on PC was given a surprise early launch over the weekend, but was quickly pulled due to DRM issues.

The game went live on the official Square Enix website for $12.70, but was pulled a few hours later replaced by a “coming soon” message. According to posts on the Square Enix forum, the game’s SecuROM DRM failed to authenticate purchases automatically, and manually putting in the game’s serial number didn’t work either.

It appears that the game was accidentally released early and that’s why the DRM failed, but it does suggest that the official release can’t be too far off.

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Final Fantasy VII Released Early, Pulled Quickly

The re-release of Final Fantasy VII on PC was given a surprise early launch over the weekend, but was quickly pulled due to DRM issues.

By Matthew Bennett | 08/6/2012 04:36 AM PT

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The re-release of Final Fantasy VII on PC was given a surprise early launch over the weekend, but was quickly pulled due to DRM issues.

The game went live on the official Square Enix website for $12.70, but was pulled a few hours later replaced by a “coming soon” message. According to posts on the Square Enix forum, the game’s SecuROM DRM failed to authenticate purchases automatically, and manually putting in the game’s serial number didn’t work either.

It appears that the game was accidentally released early and that’s why the DRM failed, but it does suggest that the official release can’t be too far off.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89