New Final Fantasy 9 Update on Steam Stops You Playing the Game

New Final Fantasy 9 Update on Steam Stops You Playing the Game

You now can't start, or download, the game at all.

A new patch available for Final Fantasy 9 on PC hasn't exactly had an overwhelmingly positive reception from players. The main reason for that? The new patch deletes the entire game from your PC, and prevents you from re-downloading it.

News of the patch affecting Final Fantasy 9 like this first appeared on the Steam forums earlier today, on April 2. The original post has a user deleting the game after it failed to start, completely cleaning out the folder and cache, and going to re-download Final Fantasy 9, only to discover that they couldn't.

Following the forum thread down from the initial post, many players are being affected by the new patch. There are multiple players in the thread that have gone into the folder for Final Fantasy 9 after downloading the new patch, only to find that all their mods for the game have been completely wiped, and only the original launcher remains.

Note that this patch only affects the PC version of Final Fantasy 9. You can play the game just fine on any other platform, including iOS, Android, iPad, PS4, or Nintendo Switch, since this new patch was PC-only and was never released for any other platforms.

As of right now, a matter of hours after the patch was first released, there hasn't been an official response from Square Enix to the patch disabling the game. We've contacted Square Enix for comment about the issue, and we'll update this article should they provide either an answer or a fix for the problem.

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