The REAL Reason Final Fantasy 8 Isn't On PS4 or Switch! - Rant Video

  • Published: 17 September 2018
  • The entire Final Fantasy series has been getting redone with remasters, remakes, and rereleases except for one big exception. Why exactly is Final Fantasy VIII not coming to the PS4 and Switch? The answer is complicated so let's dig into it!

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    Last night, Nintendo announced that just about all of the main Final Fantasy games from the PlayStation and PS2 eras were coming to their Switch console—except one. Missing from the line-up, despite the presence of Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, X--2, and XII, was 1999's Final Fantasy VIII, a hilarious slight to a video game that even its rights holders know probably kind of deserves it.
    The internet, much like someone learning the ropes of FFVIII’s time-wasting battle system or absorbing its immensely dopey plot twists, was taken aback by the sheer gall on display. Exiled from the Final Fantasy family, newer generations may never understand the joys of having to use the “Draw” command on every new monster for hours on end or the raw charisma of characters like “energetic boy in jean shorts,” “energetic girl with improbable hair,” or “cowboy who always hits on women.” Instead, it’s sad to say, the venerable role-playing series will have to live on through the games its creators are more proud of, like the upcoming remaster, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Everybuddy!
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Comments • 4 223

  • DreamcastGuy
    DreamcastGuy   1 years back

    Geeking out about Final Fantasy is so freaking fun to me so thank you for watching!!! :D Hopefully somehow we still get FF8 on modern consoles!!

    • Pantsu Chan
      Pantsu Chan  3 weeks back

      Hey look it's on ps4

    • Sment The Diablos
      Sment The Diablos  2 months back

      at the current point just have a bundle of the earlier games like the original 3

    • basyirstar
      basyirstar  3 months back

      They are doing remaster now...

    • jaxx H
      jaxx H  3 months back

      if you have watched e3, it comes as final fantasy viii remastered and yes, it comes to the ps4 and switch as well.

    • Kevin Vu
      Kevin Vu  3 months back

      Did they find it? Cuz it looks like they remastering it.

    LIVE LONG AND SUFFER  3 days back

    And they did not put the classic modern because they were working on the remastered

      LIVE LONG AND SUFFER  3 days back

      I know year ago

        LIVE LONG AND SUFFER  3 days back

        We did and remastered

        • Ralph Andrew Idencio
          Ralph Andrew Idencio  3 days back

          Weird, exactly one year after this video was uploaded, I'm already playing the Remaster on PS4.

          • reddragon1656
            reddragon1656  1 weeks back

            this video is now obsolete, as FF8 remaster has come to the switch, PC, Xbox one, and PS4

            • mizu furui
              mizu furui  1 weeks back

              2:55 Is that the reason why they don't tell you where to get the items to upgrade your weapons?

              • DJzero 7
                DJzero 7  2 weeks back

                U couldn't be so wrong year later

                • Eric Hammer
                  Eric Hammer  3 weeks back

                  The reason is because it's on Xbox one, ps4 and switch...mystery solved :P

                  • Marvin Frenel
                    Marvin Frenel  3 weeks back

                    Well it’s out now

                    • SaiiBoost
                      SaiiBoost  3 weeks back

                      This video aged well........

                      • Ben Daniels
                        Ben Daniels  3 weeks back

                        Lol this really didn’t age well 😂

                        • Korey Malcolm
                          Korey Malcolm  3 weeks back

                          Well this upcoming Tuesday it will be out on the switch and ps4 so................ yea lmao

                          • Nathan Allan
                            Nathan Allan  3 weeks back

                            Final fantasy Viii release date for ps4 September 3rd 2019

                            • Akirafan99
                              Akirafan99  4 weeks back

                              This aged terribly.

                              • Trevor Belmont
                                Trevor Belmont  1 months back

                                Your full lies about that Cause the game is on a switch now Arjun of the weight is cental the 3rd of September 3 as a player it's a remastered version dislike the other 2 I stay corrected the other 4Final fantasy Games I even believe allOf final fantasy 13 trilogy is even possible in the switch considering the system originally came out on Even in tender says it's possible to get all 3 final fantasy thirteens on a switch

                                • poundtown central
                                  poundtown central  1 months back

                                  2019: ...

                                  • Lucas and Pikachu
                                    Lucas and Pikachu  1 months back

                                    Fast forward to June 2019: a remaster is confirmed.

                                    • Jeffrey Osorio
                                      Jeffrey Osorio  1 months back

                                      This video hasn’t aged well considering it’s coming to the switch

                                      • MR PEEVES
                                        MR PEEVES  2 months back

                                        Okay, idiots., we all know it is being remastered. He did state there was a good chance it will still come out in the future and he was correct. So stop saying that it is being remastered. WE KNOW, MORONS

                                        • Metal 4K
                                          Metal 4K  2 months back

                                          They've been going downhill for years now. No point hoping they'll suddenly make a good move.

                                          • Chris Hopchas
                                            Chris Hopchas  2 months back

                                            Fail video. Remaster is coming in a couple of months.

                                            • MR PEEVES
                                              MR PEEVES  2 months back

                                              Why is it a fail, idiot. At the time he released this video it was looking slim that it was coming out. He did state that there is a chance it will still be rereleased in the future, and he was right.

                                          • Kazeone 7452
                                            Kazeone 7452  2 months back

                                            Just bought this for my PS Vita....Now I can play it anywhere😁

                                            • ZeR0's BuLLeT
                                              ZeR0's BuLLeT  2 months back

                                              Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! COUGH COUGH this hasn't aged well at all!!!

                                              • drew
                                                drew  2 months back

                                                Sorry to say but ff8 is getting a remake will be released 2019

                                                • Spre Playz
                                                  Spre Playz  2 months back

                                                  Please enlighten us on your sources. Becuase 90% of what you say is hogwash.

                                                  • Capsy Dash
                                                    Capsy Dash  2 months back


                                                    • Theanna Jeanne
                                                      Theanna Jeanne  3 months back

                                                      It comes for the Switch baby!! hahahah YEESSS!! Showed on the last E3.

                                                      • グミ【Gumi】
                                                        グミ【Gumi】  2 months back

                                                        And PS4, Xbone and PC.
                                                        The switch is not the only console in the market

                                                    • Dying Meme
                                                      Dying Meme  3 months back

                                                      and dated

                                                      • Elfnotdawg
                                                        Elfnotdawg  3 months back

                                                        FFVIII is being remastered, release date fall 2019.

                                                        • Akira Toriyama
                                                          Akira Toriyama  3 months back

                                                          2019.... Remaster ✌️

                                                          • Randall Cromer
                                                            Randall Cromer  3 months back

                                                            Square Enix just announced they are doing a remake and that it's going to be released sometime this year. Great news......!

                                                            • Za3tot 1978
                                                              Za3tot 1978  3 months back

                                                              Not a REMAKE but a REMASTER👍

                                                          • H Fan edits
                                                            H Fan edits  3 months back

                                                            Probably should update this video bro

                                                            • Jaii-Ru Kircher
                                                              Jaii-Ru Kircher  3 months back

                                                              I thought FF8 was better than 9 when I was a kid!

                                                              • SOKKUMAN
                                                                SOKKUMAN  3 months back


                                                                • アリアンロードArianrhod

                                                                  Well guess what we got it now ! LETS GOOOOOOOO

                                                                  • Arthur R
                                                                    Arthur R  3 months back

                                                                    The dream is coming to fruition. Now how about a Legend of Dragoon remaster?

                                                                    • Robert Wallen
                                                                      Robert Wallen  3 months back

                                                                      I would like a simple port of Chrono Trigger behond Steam and mobile at this point. It almost seems like Square and Enix lost the Source code to every game and dont have the money to re-code the old games to re sell them for quick cash

                                                                  • theonlym12
                                                                    theonlym12  3 months back

                                                                    I think we deserve an explanation on where the remaster came from

                                                                    • TheSirSpence
                                                                      TheSirSpence  3 months back

                                                                      That explains why Final Fantasy 9 is so awful

                                                                      • amarait2
                                                                        amarait2  3 months back

                                                                        i think a remaster is not enough, same as what they did with FFIX, it was just sad.

                                                                        • Andrew Vevera
                                                                          Andrew Vevera  3 months back

                                                                          Care to respond Dreamcast guy? I thought you said FF8 was gone.

                                                                          • Robert Wallen
                                                                            Robert Wallen  3 months back

                                                                            @Andrew Vevera love the Same!

                                                                          • Andrew Vevera
                                                                            Andrew Vevera  3 months back

                                                                            @Robert Wallen I love you too.

                                                                          • Robert Wallen
                                                                            Robert Wallen  3 months back

                                                                            The info on why it took so long to re re lease the game is still valid and historical. He has already talked about FF8 remaster from E3 on the Spawn cast. If you cant be bothered to watch that's your lazieness

                                                                          • leegsy
                                                                            leegsy  3 months back

                                                                            Surprised he hasn't deleted this video yet.

                                                                        • Squall Leonheart
                                                                          Squall Leonheart  3 months back

                                                                          I am back

                                                                          • Mr. Murphy
                                                                            Mr. Murphy  3 months back

                                                                            FF VIII is my all time favorite, but at E3 this year it was announced that they did a remaster of it, FF VII, FF VIII, FF IX are the best 3 FF games of the series

                                                                            • Dubyah B
                                                                              Dubyah B  3 months back

                                                                              E3 just destroyed his video's whole career.

                                                                              • Dustin P
                                                                                Dustin P  3 months back

                                                                                3 weeks ago at square... hey guys check out what I found on this old harddrive

                                                                                • Tagaru
                                                                                  Tagaru  3 months back

                                                                                  Very well explained even I understand the barely English has understood well

                                                                                  • Forever Anxious
                                                                                    Forever Anxious  3 months back

                                                                                    Lies!! All lies!!!

                                                                                    • daysErlock
                                                                                      daysErlock  3 months back

                                                                                      Lol well.. they are gonna be now