Merry Christmas Eve, everybody: Square Enix have patched Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII to fix two of its most glaring issues.
Before you say anything, I’ll point out that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII actually had a pretty good PC version (one that I’ve actually been playing for pleasure), but there were a couple of issues that annoyed a lot of people. Issues that should now be no more.
Firstly, more resolutions have been added, and the game can now be enjoyed above 1920×1080. You can now select from 3840×2160, 3200×1800, 2880×1620, 2560×1440, 2400×1350, and 2160×1215. I have no idea if those are standard super-resolution settings or not, because I pay no attention to anything above 1920×1080, but that should please some of you.
Secondly, the game can now be played in offline mode. Previously, its use of the Steam Cloud meant that it had to be played online, but people complained, so now the patch allows it to run offline. Excellent.
You can read the patch notes over here if you feel like it, although I have just listed all of them. Either way, this little update is both unexpected and rather welcome, wouldn’t you say?
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.