As previously reported, Square Enix’s iconic 1995 RPG Chrono Trigger was given a surprise PC release on Steam this past February. However, given that this re-release was apparently a port of the game’s mobile version (as opposed to the original console version) many fans were left dissatisfied.

In early March, Square Enix took to Steam to tell players that they were taking their criticism to heart and that they were reassessing Chrono Trigger‘s steam release. They then made it clear that a series of patches would be coming to improve this Steam port and turn it into something that will make their fans happy.

The first of these patches have now been officially revealed in another Steam update. Later this month, players will gain the ability to switch between the current graphics being used for the port and the original SNES graphics. This directly addresses one of the major issues fans raised in regard the Steam port of Chrono Trigger, which was the sprite smoothing filter the game was put through.

A full list of the changes this new patch is bringing to the table will be made available by Square Enix as soon as it is released to the public. In addition, they also took the time to remind players that even more patches to help improve the port are on the way, as well as the fact that, given the circumstances, they are extending the availability of Chrono Trigger‘s limited edition until the end of April.

Chrono Trigger is currently available for PC, iOS, Android, and classic consoles.


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Noah Dominguez
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A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.