Square Enix talks FFVII remake; new PS3 project
- Posted September 6th, 2007 at 03:45 EDT by
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Everyone saw the breathtaking Final Fantasy VII demo when the PlayStation 3 was first announced back at E3 2005. But Square Enix has remained stern on the position that they would not present the world with a remake for the PS3. This, however, did not stop millions of people asking for one whenever the opportunity presented itself.
This week, Famitsu sat down executive producer Yoshinori Kitase, producer Hideki Imaizumi, director Hajime Tabata, and character designer Tetsuya Nomura to discuss Crisis Core and future iterations from Square-Enix.
After stating how intense Crisis Core is, and how it fills up almost an entire UMD-rom, Nomura and Kitsae were questioned on upcoming games. Aside from Crisis Core, Famitsu editors asked about new developments in the Compilation series, before stating the obvious---fans want a FFVII remake.
Imaizumi said that the remake of FFVII is a question of timing, mentioning that Kitase, Nomura and Tabata are all busy with the Final Fantasy XIII series. He added that a new game of some form would be announced at the Tokyo Game Show. It's not certain if this new game is in the FFXIII series or a completely new title from Kitase, Nomura and Tabata--but PlayStation 3 owners should be very excited.
No--this isn't Kingdom Hearts III, which was already touted to be unveiled for the PlayStation 3 console at TGS.
Imaizumi confirmed again that there is currently no plans for a FFVII remake but noted that this decision could take place very quickly, and mentioned how the decision to make Crisis Core took only two days. So, have no fret PS3 owners!
- 10:56pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
Awsome, They should just make it and make all the fans happy. We should start a poll and send square the results.
- 10:59pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
they should come out with it, people would get it, it's like when George Lucas remastered the original Star Wars, it did great, I think the same thing would happen with Final Fantasy VII....
- 11:26pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
they will remake it for sure now after hearing this. They just need to get done with their projects and then they can have the time and resources to making it the best remake they can. One of things I am most looking forward to is Cloud in drag in HD lol. I gotta see how that comes out.
on another note I can't wait for CC. Though, I first need to get a PSP.
- 12:42am EDT - September 6th, 2007
please, square, please, we want a ffvii remake!!!!!
- 1:08am EDT - September 6th, 2007
Never played Final Fantasy, but if they make a VII remake, I might buy it. I've heard it should be the best in the series.
dragon1989 | abdesalam
- 2:25am EDT - September 6th, 2007
wow that great news
- 2:40am EDT - September 6th, 2007
What gives FF7 the right for a remake any more than FF8? or Xenogears? It got advent children and a bunch of BS spin offs....leave it as that. Squall or Fei would kick Cloud's a** and you'll know it (and ID has no match....not even Sephiroth).
- 2:50am EDT - September 6th, 2007
:D Can't wait for the next Final Fantasy game remake or not
- 3:33am EDT - September 6th, 2007
It will come. The only question is when?
- 3:59am EDT - September 6th, 2007
I think they should have been working on it. I say we donate them some money... That would boost the chances for us to get it.
- 5:11am EDT - September 6th, 2007
TOKYO GAMES SHOW!!!
You know I heard someone in the forms saying that a remake is good in theory but if nailed incorrectly would really suck ass
- 5:34am EDT - September 6th, 2007
When Enix merged with Square it was a move designed to keep Square from becoming a bankrupt development studio. From then on, a lot of the company's decisions are based off of making money and how much money they'll make.
Creating a FFVII re-make would sell so many units and so many PS3s that the company would litteraly be rolling in cash. Square will re-make FFVII, it's only a question of when.
Dave-The-Rave | Dave-The-Rave
- 5:34am EDT - September 6th, 2007
RagungStorm FF8 is the worst in the series
- 6:00am EDT - September 6th, 2007
I don't know guys... I'm sure they don't want to mess with a classic. For instance, if they keep the combat and 2D camera angles the same but update it to HD... ppl will criticize it for being a cheap remake, not a game that feels like it belongs on a next gen system.
But if they update it to HD, make changes to the combat, and transition the game to 3D... there will be some ppl that do not like what they did with the game.
I think it's tough to figure out how to do a remake of a game with such different hardware.
- 7:03am EDT - September 6th, 2007
@hazeblaze how about they just do both,I mean they know their gonna get all that money back and then some.And with the amount of space on BD they shouldn't hav a problem with making two games fit just to please everyone
- 7:39am EDT - September 6th, 2007
I want a Xenogears-remake. Not that Xenosaga stuff.
- 8:04am EDT - September 6th, 2007
C'mon SquareEnix...I want FFVII remake....PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEEE!!!!!
- 10:50am EDT - September 6th, 2007
Only a matter of time, im also glad Square is really taking their time here and if they got no time to work on the remake now,then just wait Square always takes their time to make the best out of it.
- 12:20pm EDT - September 6th, 2007
Wow, this is amazing news. I knew it would come but the question is...WHEN!?
- 1:12pm EDT - September 6th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... very cool 7 is always regarded as the best final fantasy and it would look amazing on ps3
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