A steam community update provided from Square Enix has announced the release date of an upcoming patch for Final Fantasy XIII (reviewed here for the Xbox 360). On its initial windows release, back in October this year, the game was fraught with technical problems. The biggest of which was the locked in resolution of 1280 x 720. It was also apparent that the in-game cinematics seemed to be heavily compressed, more so than the PlayStation 3 version which was released back in 2009.
This will soon change however, as the patch will be available on December 11th. The Square Enix representative states that the patch adds “custom resolutions (720p, 1080p…) and graphic options”. It is not yet clear what those ‘graphic options’ will be, but the possibility of playing in 1080p and higher will certainly boost the games reputation with PC players. Final Fantasy XIII is available on steam for only $15.99.