Over the weekend, visitors of Square Enix’s website were able to buy the upcoming Final Fantasy VII for PC, probably due to an error with the company’s online store, but they couldn’t actually play the game, due to its SecuROM anti-piracy protection.
Final Fantasy VII was launched for PC many, many years ago and Square Enix promised that it would re-release it onto the platform soon enough.
Those who visited Square Enix’s website over the weekend were surprised to see that the game was already being sold by the company and, while the listing was quickly taken down after a few hours, some people managed to buy it while it was available.
Unfortunately for them, the DRM software included in the game, which protects it from piracy, won’t allow those who already bought it to actually play the classic RPG, probably because it’s hasn’t been officially released.
Square Enix hasn’t commented on its website error, but you can expect to hear something about this issue and an official release date for the game soon.