The original Final Fantasy VIII came out back in 1999. The game was developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation console. As the title suggests, it marked the eighth installment in the Final Fantasy franchise and was praised for introducing new elements to the franchise. Final Fantasy VIII was the first FF game to make use of a vocal piece as its theme music, and to forgo the use of magic points for spellcasting. Now, the game is returning as Final Fantasy VIII Remastered and the system requirements for the game have already appeared on Steam. Here is Final Fantasy VIII Remastered System Requirements For PC.
The remake of the game will stay true to the original story in which The Republic of Galbadia( set in an unnamed fantasy world), under the influence of the sorceress Edea, mobilizes its great armies against other nations of the world. Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, to fight against Galbadia’s tyrannical rule and to prevent Edea from fulfilling her ultimate goal.
As you can see the game requires reasonable hardware even though it would feature a complete overhaul of the outdated graphics and textures it originally released with decades ago. To run the game at decent settings all you would need is a 2nd gen i5 CPU coupled with a GTX 960 or equivalent GPU.
An exact release date has not yet been revealed, however, the game will certainly arrive this year.