FFVII would take 10 times as long to develop compared to FFXIII
- Posted May 31st, 2010 at 12:42 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 76 Comments
Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase has revealed that if the firm attempted to remake FFVII to the same level of quality as FFXIII, it would take the team roughly 10 times longer to create in comparison to the PS3/360 RPG.
Speaking at the launch event for FFXIII in Korea recently, Kitase commented, “We’ve gotten this question a lot from many countries,” adding:
“To make FFXIII at this level of quality, it took us 3 to 4 years. If we were to make FFVII in the same style of FFXIII, it would take 10 times as long, so it would be difficult to take it up immediately. However, we always keep in mind how often this is requested.”
The subject of a FFVII remake has popped up numerous times over the past year or so, with Square most recently commenting that it aims to “explore” the possibility of remaking the classic RPG.
How do you feel PSU readers? Are you still keen on the idea of a remake? Let us know in the comments section below.
- 7:46am EDT - May 31st, 2010
I'm keen for them making one, I'm not keen on discussing will they/wont they because the topic has been bled dry to the point where I die a little inside everytime an article is posted.
- 7:50am EDT - May 31st, 2010
This seems a bit exaggerated or maybe my math is wrong. Are they saying it would take 30 - 40 years to make? Lol
- 7:51am EDT - May 31st, 2010
Can we take those guys seriously? we full know they rushed FFXIII to get Microsoft pleased, and removed all the things interesting in a JRPG to please X360 gamers. But 10x the time? OK the game would have a good story, lots of side quests and mini games, a good character levelling system ... The rumor of having it developed is there for son long, that's it's obvious they developed a pre-project already.
Smelling a FFXIII plot where they'll announce it for X360 as exclusive.
- 8:00am EDT - May 31st, 2010
or you could put in 10 times the developer resources and make ff7 in the same amount of time... :p
30-40 years is such an exaggeration. i mean it's ff7, not gt5 :D
- 8:13am EDT - May 31st, 2010
they best get moving then!
think if they started straight away after the tech demo. it could probably be shelves right now but instead they keep wasting time deciding whether or not to make the best move square enix will ever make
- 8:17am EDT - May 31st, 2010
i would buy it if it came out
- 8:27am EDT - May 31st, 2010
surely not, they already have a great game engine with FFXIII's. no game would take 30-40 years to make. FF7 wasnt that much longer than FF13 if i remember correctly, in fact i think my final playtime on 13 was higher than that on 7.
- 8:33am EDT - May 31st, 2010
- 8:39am EDT - May 31st, 2010
Remake FFVIII or FFIX instead
FFVII is so over-rated
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- 8:39am EDT - May 31st, 2010
erm.... what a load of rubbish, how in the heck could it take 30 - 40 years to make a game?
maybe it will be a PS9 launch game then?? i think they should just get started on it, they know its gonna sell better than anything else that year ^_^
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- 8:46am EDT - May 31st, 2010
uh huh 30 years to make? BULL!!! I do remember them saying it'll take a hole lot of work to get ff13's graphics into 7 well the graphics don't have to be top prioraty, I mean I don't care if they have to reduce the graphics a little to make cities, I can name a bunch of games with great graphics and a big world with a bunch of cities in them, but square enix put the graphics on top prioraty when makin 13, but graphics aren't everything, it would take them about 5 years to make if they had the right idea for making it
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- 8:47am EDT - May 31st, 2010
I smell bull on the part of Squenix. I am so getting sick and tired of their crap its pathetic. Trying to milk money and please one platform which clearly doesn't have the capability to handle the massive info on one disc and the game suffers from it. Squenix has dropped lower than a ameba IMO.
- 9:19am EDT - May 31st, 2010
well i guess i'll be playing the remake by the time i turn 30......7 years from now!!! :(
- 10:04am EDT - May 31st, 2010
Make it and I\\\'d buy it... even if they slapped a $100 price tag on it!
- 10:08am EDT - May 31st, 2010
The main point we should be discussing here is that this type of news shows that our games are not getting better. Only prettier. This is disappointing news.
- 10:14am EDT - May 31st, 2010
I think every gamer who has played FF7 as a kid would love to play this, although I don't see this happening with all the projects that Square Enix are currently working on.
- 11:02am EDT - May 31st, 2010
Lol man...they already have the story and the soundtrack of the game... 4 years to FFXIII...so 40 years? I think i would see FFVII remake to PS5 and XBOX1060! :P Wake up Squarenix, the fans are getting bored...its useless to keep it away much longer. If they remake the game, they will see the best selling game ever! What are you waiting for?
- 11:06am EDT - May 31st, 2010
I guarentee theyve been remaking the game since that tech demo, theyre just trying to keep it secret
- 11:46am EDT - May 31st, 2010
- 12:08pm EDT - May 31st, 2010
they are liars cant trust squarenix at all if they tell you its raining you better stick your headout side of the window and check bunch of liars
screw ff7 these idiots would most likely mess it up like the did such a good job of ff13 it was amazing piece of crap an anime movie that u pressed x for
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