Square Enix has promised a series of patches to the Steam release of Chrono Trigger. Though only one change has been detailed so far, it seems the company is taking to heart the feedback it received after releasing a port of the mobile version in February.
In a Steam update, Square Enix said that the first patch will come early this month and will allow players to swap between the current graphics and the original Super NES style. The sprite smoothing filter used to give the 16-bit RPG a higher-resolution look was among the top complaints from fans. The other most common gripe, that the user interface was based on the touch-screen mobile version, wasn’t mentioned among these changes.
“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,” the update read. “For now, be assured that we’re working very hard on adjusting, updating and supporting Chrono Trigger on Steam.”
Square Enix is also extending the availability of the Limited Edition until 9 AM PT on April 30, so that it will still be offered after at least one of the patches has gone live. It’s available for any purchasers at the regular price for a limited time. That version grants you a selection of downloadable music, digital liner notes, and six wallpapers.
To its credit, this version of Chrono Trigger does include the Dimension Vortex and Lost Sanctum dungeons from the DS version, adds keyboard and gamepad control options, and has an autosave function. Given a little TLC to take care of the rough spots, it might actually become one of the better ways to play the classic.