Octopath Traveler Is Coming To PC This Summer [Update]

Specifically in June.

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Square Enix announced Octopath Traveler--previously a Nintendo Switch exclusive--is coming to PC on June 7. The game will launch via Steam and be available to buy through Valve's PC game store or the Square Enix Store.

Update: In confirmation of the leak, Square Enix revealed Octopath Traveler is coming to PC on June 7. The game is launching on Valve's Store, Steam. The original story of the port's leak follows below.

According to Gematsu, the announcement was made via a now-deleted blog post. The post didn't mention any changes coming to Octopath Traveler, so it seems to be a straight port to PC. Square Enix has not followed up with an announcement concerning the Octopath Traveller PC port since deleting the blog post.

In our Octopath Traveler review, Peter Brown gave the game an 8/10, writing, "Despite the lackluster stories that pull you through the world, Octopath thrives on its character progression and the temptations of high-level challenges and rewards. The promise of new jobs, exciting boss fights, and powerful gear will inspire you to poke around every corner, and there are no shortage of discoveries to strive for. And all the while, you're treated to one of the most interesting and effective re-imaginings of a retro aesthetic around. Octopath will likely be a divisive game due to its fractured storytelling, but it's one worth playing despite its lesser qualities. Its high points are simply too good to ignore."

Octopath Traveler is an RPG that puts you in the shoes of eight different heroes, each of which possess their own abilities and stories. H'annit, a hunter, for example, can tame animals and is in search of her missing master, while the knight Olberic can challenge NPCs to fights and is seeking redemption for his past actions. You begin the game as one of the eight, and then recruit the other seven in whichever order you choose.

A mobile game prequel, titled Octopath Traveler: Conquerors of the Continent, is in the works. Square Enix has said it plans on making more games like Octopath Traveler in the future, as sales for the RPG exceeded expectations.

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Thanatos2k

It's a great game.

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mbrogz3000

Thank you square! Just saved me $300!

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DAOWAce

About time.

I get exclusives can sell consoles and stuff, but the primary issue with exclusives is that it screws over countless numbers of people who can't afford to buy a new console just to play a game they're interested in.

Everything should be multi-platform in this day and age. Everything.

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SebB

@DAOWAce: I get your point and I feel the same and am a pc gamer, and do not own any console. But I disagree :). If there are going to be consoles around then their purpose for even existing I would say is because of platform exclusives. Otherwise why even have consoles at all. Just put everything on pc.

I think timed exclusives is the way to go.

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DAOWAce

@sebb: Timed exclusives at most, sure, but definitely not full on lifetime exclusives.

And, consoles existence nowadays is.. really because they make microsoft/sony/nintendo money. They're so similar to PC hardware now that there's really no reason for them to exist beyond the fact it makes the companies money, and that they're much cheaper to buy for a consumer, especially for ones that don't know anything about hardware/technology. In the long run a console will cost more (game prices, online service fees), but they're a cheaper system to buy for 'good enough' gaming for the non-tech savvy.

In the past they were superior to PCs and the -main- way to play games. But in modern times? Really, they've just held back game quality...

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SebB

@DAOWAce: I agree totally. I wonder how Google Stadia will change things? Will building/buying a gaming pc become quasi obsolete? Will every game released be owned by Google? Obviously that's not for now given how many people still have bad internet connection but a few decades from now maybe Stadia will rule gaming.

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SaikoWaifu2003

Games are coming from all three consoles to the PC and I love it. I think this could be the last generation during which we'll see third party exclusives for consoles. Now they should also let these games go onto each other's platforms. As for first party exclusives I'm agnostic towards the practice, though I'm certainly leaning more and more towards the idea of being able to play my favourite first party Nintendo and PS exclusives on the PC natively within the same generation, but I'll buy the consoles for now.

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TheEternalGamer

@saikowaifu2003: Don't count on 1st and 2nd party games going cross platform. The lack of exclusive content is what killed Microsoft this generation. If you have no reason to buy a specific platform, why buy it?

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SaikoWaifu2003

@TheEternalGamer: No as in I'm really interested to see what if these games are able to run on a high spec PC natively, though of course I'd still want my PS4 Pro to serve some purpose so I'm kinda conflicted. I of course won't be signing those change.org petitions any time soon.

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lostn

Surprised it's not coming to PS4 also.

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Tiwill44

That's awesome if true, but I find it surprising since this game was published by Nintendo. Maybe they're letting Square Enix release it on PC but not other consoles?

In any case, there's a good chance I'd buy this game a second time if it comes to PC, as this was my favourite game last year. They would really have to screw something up for me to not buy it eventually.

This game was 720p on Switch, so chances are this would be getting a resolution increase which would give me a good reason to buy it again. Either way, I'm happy that more people would get to play it!

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nefphlegm

"leaked" Yeah we get it... square soft accidentally lets loose information as a test to see if the reception is positive or negative pulls back the info for the "woops" and then goes ahead full steam.

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lion2447

@nefphlegm: Full "Steam" sounds good. As long as it doesn't become an "Epic" nightmare. lol. See what I did there?

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nefphlegm

@lion2447: Oh GoG. Has the internet changed you or were you "Origin"-ally like this?

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Barighm

YES! Nintendo has been hoarding a good number of games this gen. Good to see some come to other platforms.

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shadowwarrior4

yes thank ye kindly Square

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aross2004

This game is the shit! Loved every minute of it.

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Josefo

Yes!!! Yes!!!

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lion2447

I never got to play it prior, but it looks interesting. It's hard to find well made turn based games nowadays. I just hope they done ruin it with always on-line DRM or need a stupid Square-Enix account just to play. Any microtransactions additions is an instant no-buy from me.

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bobbo888

@lion2447: Besides their multiplayer oriented games, name a square enix game with micro-transactions and requires a Square Enix account to play.

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lion2447

@bobbo888: Though it may have been removed by now, FFVII on Steam required a Square-Enix account to play. The game is from '97 and pre-dates online play by a wide margin, so needing and account is just a forceful way of gathering unnecessary information to play the game. If it was optional for the extras is fine, but forced is another thing.

FFXIII-2 had the unfinished casino. I remember going into it for the first time and seeing under construction for some of the games. I thought it just needed to be unlocked by getting further into the game. I then saw that DLC was needed to open those sections. To me the DLC is actually a microtransaction. I consider extra content DLC only if it expands on what is already complete. Seeing stuff clearly cut out becomes microtransactions in my mind.

It doesn't seem very consequential, but I think this was at the time when a lot of companies were testing the waters. We can all see where that ended up.

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rickjamesia

@bobbo888: I think both FFVIII and FFVII on Steam required an account to register/play. I'm not 100% certain about FFVII, because I bought it directly from Square Enix before it was on Steam. That said I've never seen a (non-multiplayer) game developed by them that had microtransactions, though FF Dimensions (great game, btw) on mobile was released in episodes, which some people lump in the same boat.

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Thanatos2k

@rickjamesia: "That said I've never seen a (non-multiplayer) game developed by them that had microtransactions"

Have we really forgotten All The Bravest? Kingdom Hearts Union? And in the non-mobile space: Deus Ex Mankind Divided?

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rickjamesia

@Thanatos2k: They didn't develop Deus Ex... only published it. Also, never played it. All The Bravest I didn't know much about. I knew it was a mobile game and thought it might also be multiplayer. KHUX is multiplayer. I know that because I used to play it religiously.

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Thanatos2k

@rickjamesia: They own Eidos. That means they developed it.

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lion2447

@Thanatos2k: Too bad they added the shameless microtransactions in Deus Ex. I bought and really enjoyed that game never once thinking I needed to use any of the microtransactions. The game had more than enough Praxis kits that by the end I had plenty left over that I didn't need to use. Outside of the odd ending of the game, the overall game was interesting and fun. They could have easily had more sales and better reviews if they had just left out the microtransactions completely. They were clearly shoehorned in at the very last moment.

All the Bravest --- A vaccuum cleaner to your wallet.