Octopath Traveler has been officially announced for PC

There is no sign of an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 version

Octopath Traveler has been officially announced for PC

Octopath Traveler has been officially announced for PC

It's official, Octopath Traveler, a former Nintendo Switch exclusive, is coming to PC, releasing via Valve's Steam platform. All marketing materials for the game point towards the title being a Steam store exclusive. 

The official release date for the PC version of Octopath Traveler is June 7th, which is less than two months from now. Octopath Traveler is a retro-style RPG with a unique "HD-2D" art style, merging the graphical styles of classic SNES RPGs with the perks of modern 3D hardware and rendering techniques, providing longtime RPG fans with a breathtaking, yet familiar, look and feel.

For this release, Square Enix has decided to steer clear from PC game launchers outside of Steam, despite the economic benefits of platforms such as the Epic Games Store. As an Unreal Engine 4 title, Square Enix could have avoided Epic Games' 5% engine licensing fee if they released their PC version on the Epic Games Store, while also benefitting from the storefront's higher revenue share rate. For this launch, Square Enix believes that Steam is the best launch platform for their game, though the title could come to other launchers later. 

  Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the captivating stories of each of the eight travelers. - Play as eight different characters, each with their own stories to uncover and side quests to complete - Explore the enchanting yet perilous world of Orsterra, spanning 8 vast regions and discover each character’s full story as their journey unfolds - Use each character's distinctive abilities (Path Actions), skills and talents in frenetic battles - Enjoy the accessible yet deep turn-based combat battle system and break through enemy lines by identifying and targeting their weaknesses - Solve side quests and story scenarios in a few different ways and take decisions that shape your path - Experience visuals inspired by retro 2D RPGs with beautiful realistic elements set in a 3D world.  

At this time Octopath Traveler's PC version lacks PC system requirements, though, given the title's origins on Nintendo's Switch hardware, the game is unlikely to need a powerful PC to run well. 

You can join the discussion on Octopath Traveler's upcoming PC/Steam release on the OC3D Forums

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16-04-2019, 03:30:28

Wait what? No one coming here screaming about it being an exclusive?

For anyone wondering. This game is an absolute gem. A real tribute to the games of old that had many of us hooked in the rpg world.Quote

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