Gaming Factoid of the Day: Final Fantasy VIII

To show off the visual muscle of the PlayStation 2, Square faithfully recreated Final Fantasy VIII’s ballroom dance sequence using the system’s graphics engine.  Rendered in real-time and set to “Waltz for the Moon” as in the 1999 original, the tech demo illustrated to fans how FFVIII would look on the PS2.  Years later, Square made a similar move by rendering a tech demo of how Final Fantasy VII would be imagined on the PS3.

See VIII here and VII here.

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