That’s “Final Fantasy 7 PC dot com” by the way, in case you’re wondering what in the world Viipc means.
According to a whois record first discovered by Fusion.com, Square Enix yesterday (15 June 2012) made a domain registration for "finalfantasyviipc.com" under its company name.
Fusion thinks that Square Enix is most likely registering the domain just to prevent anyone else from doing it, as a means of protecting its intellectual property. After all, the domain was previously registered to a Tippo Pasha in Norway, until it expired in 2010.
Still, the doesn't exactly answer the question: why now?
Could the domain registration be a sign of something bigger to come?
Of course, I'm not talking about a potential Final Fantasy VII remake for the PC. Square Enix has already said on multiple occasions that other FF titles currently in development take precedence. Plus, even if they decide to remake FF7, it would probably not be for the PC (at least initially).
But what about a re-release of 1998's PC version of Final Fantasy VII? That would certainly fly within the realms of possibility. Especially if the files to the game have already been uploaded to Steam, sitting there since 2011.
What do you think? If Square Enix does indeed re-release Final Fantasy VII for the PC on Steam or elsewhere, would you purchase and play it?