Square talks Final Fantasy VII remake
- Posted May 3rd, 2008 at 07:49 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 84 Comments
Final Fantasy VII Director Yoshinori Kitase recently touched on the possibility of remaking the RPG classic for the PlayStation 3, stating that fans could “expect the probability of something spontaneous happening at some point.”
Kitase commented that if a remake were to transpire, it would have to include all of the core team members from the original 1997 PlayStation classic; something which isn’t possible right now due each individual’s commitments to other projects.
"My feelings are that if a remake were to work well then all the core members of the original team must be reassembled, all the artists and designers,” said Kitase.
“The problem is that, although all of us have an idea of what a remake should be and how to do it, organising such a thing right now is logistically very difficult. All the different members are now involved in very new, very large projects like Final Fantasy XIII and those projects are going to take a while.”
Despite this, he refused to completely rule out the chances of a remake on PS3, adding, “Maybe, when all those games are finished then we can look at doing something like that.”
”Of course, that said we came up with the idea for Crisis Core in just two days. It was a case of 'this is what we want to do, so let's do it'. So, you can definitely expect the probability of something spontaneous happening at some point, but it's hard to predict."
Stay tuned for further developments as they break.
- 3:16am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
Never played any of the Final Fantasy games. Theres too much, and I just don't understand what there about either.
- 4:12am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
Please do it!!!!
- 4:38am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
I'm suprised they come up with cirsis cores concept in 2 days!
- 4:46am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
Lemme tell ya, I was like "Let sleeping dogs lie" until I played crisis core. It brought me right back to FF7 (when I thought I had moved on). If they build it, I will buy.
- 5:08am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
This would be HUGE! I really want this to happen I want everything to stay the same as the original but just a fresh new look.
- 5:17am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
the end of the other consoles shall fall when this game comes out, best final fantasy of the history
- 5:51am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
- 6:09am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
If the remake becomes a reality then then that would put Sony over the top
- 6:17am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
After their project the team could assemble and release ff7 remake , and of course microsoft will probably use money again the game would be 4 discs on the 360 and 1 or 2 discs on blu ray.
But if 100gb , 250gb of blu ray discs are released it would be on 1 blu ray disc.
- 6:23am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
omg ive heard the same story over and over and we nothing will happen for a while or maybe never so why keep posting about if we have nothing new to say about the story....but besdies that, I would really like a remake too :D
- 7:12am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
It will happen. It will be a while, but it will happen. I can't wait. This is still my favorite game of all time! I had a freakin FF7 reunion party on 07/07/2007. I've beaten the game in 23 hours and 43 minutes. I've gotten every chars stats to 255. I've gotten and done everything in the game. I play it atleast once a year. I WANT THIS REMAKE!
- 7:24am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
A Final Fantasy VII remake would definanlty be HUGE, but I'm pretty sure it would be a while even if they decided to develop it right now. Square is already working on FFXIII and FF versus XIII and those games are 2009 games at least.... and a FFVII remake would probably be in development for around 3 years...so yeah, it's going to be a LONG while before a FFVII remake is possible. And at E3, I'm thinking that Square might annouce something about a Kingdom Hearts 3 game too, but even if they don't, they have a full plate right now with FFXIII and FF versus XIII
- 7:24am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
FFVII should come with FFXIII !!!!!
- 7:31am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
I'm sure all the members of the original team would be delighted to work on a remake once they finish their own projects.
- 7:32am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
@GreyFox - and I thought I was a FF7 fan.
I would love to see it happen, not just for my own pleasure, but to get this new generation of kids aquainted to it. I sometimes forget that most kids today ages 18 and under have no idea how awesome FF7 was. For some reason, I just assume everyone has played all the MGS and FF games.
- 8:12am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
well then come on hurry up finish that FF13 and please go to 2 FF7 hurry (hee hee :D )
- 8:31am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
Personally I would die if they made a FFVII pack for the PS3 that would include: FFVII original, FFVII remake, Advent Children, Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus, and maybe even that cellphone game. Slap all of that on 2 or 3 blu-ray disks and ship it out for the die hards and those who never played FFVII.
- 9:24am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
I've never player Final Fantasy, but if this remake is made, I'll definatly buy it.
- 10:10am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
I dont really get all the hype. How about instead of remaking every popular game square ever had they sit down and come up with a new decent storyline and stop pulling this same crap over and over. Sure you can remake the final fantasy series a crap ton of times but the only reason the new games arent close to as good as the old ones is because that team left square to form mistwalker(not all but some, FFVII creators anyways). So I think instead of gravedigging they should get a new team of people who dont just think about money... Like creative people who want to make good games?
- 10:38am EDT - May 3rd, 2008
they will. they will do it. We know they will. They know they will. Just do it =P
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