Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be coming to the PlayStation 4 some time in 2017. View the first trailer above the words that, at the time of this writing, I am writing.
Of changes, the PlayStation Blog said:
"Hardcore Final Fantasy fans in the US may remember that an International Version of the game was released that included a new character growth system, as well as various other improvements to the game’s interface. We are happy to report that The Zodiac Age integrates all of these features and updates, so North American fans can finally experience them for themselves. Modern advancements including PlayStation 4 Trophy support and Share functionality, auto-save, shortened loading times, overlaid location map and more are new!"
What are these international version changes they speak of? Glad you asked, cause I've played that sweet action. Here ya go:
The PlayStation Vita proved a capable platform for other PS2-based Final Fantasy games such as X and X-2, but XII looks to be skipping that platform, perhaps because Square Enix tried and Sony be all like "Huh?" That's just my speculation though. (It could have easily been Square Enix that was all like "Huh?")