Incoming patch will restore original Chrono Trigger graphics on PC


Square Enix is readying a patch that will restore the original blocky graphics style to the PC port of Chrono Trigger.

There was much excitement when it was announced that a PC version of the much-revered 1995 2D RPG (originally released for the Super NES) was in the works. But when that PC port appeared, it was heavily criticised for adopting a more modern but blurry-looking graphical style. Following community feedback, Square Enix has announced that it is working on a patch for the game which will restore the original’s blocky look and feel. 

In a Steam community post, Square Enix said: “We have been working on addressing the issues that you’ve raised, and will be releasing a number of patches over the coming months as we continue to support Chrono Trigger on Steam. We’re aiming to release the first of these patches in the first half of April, and the biggest change is that it will include an option to switch between the current high-resolution graphics, and the original graphical style of Chrono Trigger.” 

The post also announced that: “We are going to extend the availability of the Limited Edition until 5pmApril 30.” Square Enix added that it will release a detailed list of what the patch — and subsequent patches — will bring to the game, but at least the first patch will address gamers’ most pressing concern, and should arrive pretty soon. We will, naturally, keep you updated.

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