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Final Fantasy X HD: "Same Quality As The Original"

Wait, we just heard the collective response from every single Final Fantasy fan on earth: "It damn well better be."

We have a small update on the progress of Final Fantasy X HD, which is supposed to come to both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

According to Gematsu citing a German magazine, Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase said the HD version is still early in development, but the team wants to "ensure that the remake will have the same quality as the original." It's interesting that Kitase used the German word "neuauflage," which translates to "remake," "new edition," or "new issue." We've all heard rumors about how FFX HD will use the FFXIII engine and all the major graphical elements (from character design to Aeons) will be redone from scratch. ...which of course would be totally awesome, wouldn't it?

Well, do what you want. But you had best stick to that part about keeping the quality the same; i.e., don't touch the gameplay. A beautiful new HD sheen; that's all we want. Think you can handle that, S-E?

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy X HD

Tags: ffx, ffx hd, final fantasy x hd, square enix

12/29/2011 8:28:14 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (40 posts)

bebestorm
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 9:49:50 PM
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The game will be absolutely gorgeous! I'll probably buy both versions

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 9:51:53 PM
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they might redo this from scratch but not an actually important ff game? sigh

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dmiitrie
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 3:46:47 AM

FFX is very well regarded compared to other Final Fantasies, it sold extremely well, and was the reason why many people (myself included) bought a PS2. If that doesn't qualify this as "an actually important FF game", I don't know what would.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 4:05:21 AM

Final Fantasy X is overall probaly the best game with while other FF games may excell at other areas i still think 'overall' FFX probaly is the best. But I agree that there is no need if this is a complete remake instead of a HD upgrade.

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Arvis
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 9:44:48 AM

I think it still has the best battle system from any mainline FF title.

-Arvis

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Yukian
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 9:52:20 PM
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Whoa, whoa, whoa... Remake??? Wasn't it supposed to be an HD update only?

I do NOT like that word and even less when it's paired with FFXIII even if it's the engine for the graphical uphaul... they may get itchy and destroy a masterpiece!

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 10:15:01 PM
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As long as they don't screw around with the gameplay I'm game.

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cLoudou
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 10:22:18 PM
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Ok. Now do the same with VII...

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ValentinoGB
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 10:23:31 PM
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Beat this game 9x and will beat it again once this remake comes out.

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Excelsior1
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 10:32:18 PM
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Even though I have played the game a dozen times I am still looking forward to this game. I love everything about it. Very memorable game that had some great music and graphics.

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ZettaiSeigi
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 2:01:18 AM

Same here Excelsior. Although I'm quite concerned if they are indeed remaking it. I want them to retain FF X's turn-based battle system.

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ZenChichiri
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 10:41:05 PM
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Wow they're rebuilding the visuals from the ground up? That's awesome! FFX is so vibrant and the scenery is already incredible. This is definitely good news.

Now Square, for the love of god, can you please do this with FF......................6?!

That's right, I said 6. I know they would have to make everything from scratch, but I can dream right?

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Ludakriss
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 8:09:31 AM

Oh, hellz yeah. I keep hearing about this Kefka and the Opera scene and some amazing score and I want in.

Really want to play that because a lot of people say this is even better in many aspects, than 7...

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Arvis
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 9:48:55 AM

FFVI is my sentimental favorite of all the mainline FF titles. Depending on my mood, it might be my OVERALL favorite as well!

A GREAT story, amazing visual style (complete with steampunk themes WAY ahead of its time), stellar soundtrack, and an unforgettable cast of characters that holds up to this day.
When I think about how distinct and well developed the characters in VI were compared to the cookie-cutters that pass as characters in a lot of RPGs today, I long for my childhood even more.

-Arvis

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Ludakriss
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 2:19:38 PM

Yo, Arvis. So apart from you, absolutely selling the game to me, may I also ask...which platform did it belong to when it was released?

Isn't it part of the 16-bit era?

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Arvis
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 3:31:53 PM

Yes, Luda. It was a 16-bit SNES title, originally launched as Final Fantasy III in the States. It wasn't until it was re-released on the PS1 that it was given it's true, and now permanent, name of Final Fantasy VI.

-Arvis

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Ludakriss
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 4:09:44 PM

Nice! Well, since there's no remake in sight. I shall take a glance at PSN catalog.

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Underdog15
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 6:08:44 PM

I'm literally playing FFVI right now. lol. I only beat it once, but I've played it many times.

I will be beating it again shortly.

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 10:56:47 PM
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Want I'm really aching to know is whether or not this HD version of FFX will be the international version.

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Mog
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 11:14:39 PM
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Whats the deal with the voice acting?
Is it going to be redone by the same voice actors or is the exact same audio from the original X just going to be put in it?

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cLoudou
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 11:48:35 PM

They didn't mention it but it will feature a revised script complete with f-bombs and foul language to appease western gamers.

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ZenChichiri
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 12:21:03 AM

haha cLouDou, you paint a picture in my mind!

Tidus: Yuna, you be my slut now. I won't let anyone lay a f*ckin finger on you!

Yuna: You better take care of me! None of this Target brand sh*t. You better be gettin' Prada next time or your ass is mine!

Tidus: Fighting Sin isn't enough?! Man, b*tches these days!

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Arvis
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 9:51:33 AM

This actually begs another question:

Will the soundtrack be revised? It was absolutely gorgeous (maybe my favoriite OST), it just wasn't what it should have been on a technical level. The production value could have been better. It was still a little too PS1 era.

So will they revamp it? Or leave it alone?

-Arvis

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cLoudou
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 10:57:15 AM

SE didn't say but they are adding a new soundtrack. Lil Wayne and Drake will compose the music. They will also remix Other world.

Last edited by cLoudou on 12/30/2011 10:58:49 AM

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johnld
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 1:05:22 AM
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that statement "same quality as the original" troubles me. if it was an hd update then that shouldve been a given. however, when they said it, it makes me think that they are rebuilding everything from scratch. i'm seeing final fantasy X hd with final fantasy 13 battle system. the way square enix is doing things makes me think that they truly believe that final fantasy 13 is what they "know" what every final fantasy fan wants in a final fantasy game. if this is true them i might have to pass on final fantasy X hd even though i love the original ps2 game. final fantasy X should be a good example of whether i'd want a final fantasy VII remake if they even plan to make it.

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Ludakriss
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 8:13:37 AM

Bullzeye!! Right on point, brother.

I was gona say the same. If they're mending something let it be the visuals, maybe added side quests, you know, more exploration.

But the story is great and please, OH PLEASE, don't touch the BATTLE SYSTEM!

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___________
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 1:28:14 AM
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$E remaking a game, and not changing anything?
IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!
sorry for the scepticism but ill believe it when i see it!
then go get glasses.
then huf and breath to clean them.
then probably faint from the shock.
oh how i wish they would do the same for kingdom hearts!
i just had a dream last night of playing KH2 on the train on my vita.
hey, maybe that was a sign!

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 3:33:19 AM
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What so this is not just a HD release... Okay now I have problems. I was hoping for just a HD patch up like they have done to so many other PS2 games recently. But if this is a remake in the way that they're building it from the ground up I wont like it.

FFX is perfect the way it is, The game can be strecthed into widescreen on PAL for Europe TVs so even teh aspect ratio is perfect. X in my opinion also had the best battle system of any FF game. I really liked how you controlled the Aeons like a character.

If I were to change one thing it would be to have the better in game character models used all the time. You would notice that sometimes it would use the better character models for some scenes over others. There is nothing else I want changed in this game and if it is done I wont buy it. I don't want another Twin Snakes incendent (Even though the gameplay takes MGS2's superb control system, the cutscenes were diabolical.) I hope they dont change the voice acting too, I know many class it as bad, but it's to ingrained into the characters now, I cant accept anything else.

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Snaaaake
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 9:02:09 AM
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Well I'm very surprised it's not on the 360 as well.
And if you're remaking it, shouldn't you put in something extra as well?

Expand the quest, expand the Blitzball etc.

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Arvis
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 10:00:45 AM

They shouldn't touch Blitzball! Remember what they did to it in X-2? :(

-Arvis

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Underdog15
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 11:12:11 AM

They didn't expand it, though. They simplified it... made it more compact.

I say they keep a similar play style to that, but add in more different types of tournaments, maybe more teams, more recruitment, etc. etc. etc.

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Oxvial
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 9:32:42 AM
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This game already looks fine to go to that extent, now FFVI and VII needs this more.

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MMKM
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 10:17:42 AM
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The only thing they should be "remaking" is updating to HD! NONE of the mechanics or the story should be changed.

I'm hoping that they haven't succumbed to George Lucas Syndrome....

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 12:46:44 PM
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I am suprised people are asking more of Final Fantasy X teh game is huge! It has taken me up until last year to finaly beat all the Dark Aeons and beat Penance. That's over ten years of off and on gameplay, my running time was around 180 hours, 70 more than FFXIII the longest running time I have had within a game this gen.

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Underdog15
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 3:14:44 PM

Here's one thing I'd like to ask more of FFX...

Give us the international version. The NA version never got the Dark Aeons nor anything associated with that.

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Warrior Poet
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 1:04:31 PM
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Hah.........what? If they can remake the huge world of FFX from scratch for an entirely new engine, re-rendering everything, then FFVII is no problem.

I don't really care whether or not FFVII gets remade, actually. Not at all. But this is obviously hypocritical. What's the deal here?

As long as the gameplay as untouched and it looks like it did before, I'll be happy with this. Of course, I'd still be happy with the version you can get for $6 on eBay...this version needs to be substantially prettier to make it worth it. So I can see why they'd need to redo it, too.

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Slime
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 2:17:52 PM
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Wonder if S.E are thinking of making it mostly or entirely with the games graphic engine would probably make it easier and faster to produce FF10 and may 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 ?

I'v more reason to buy FF10-HD (full price)rather than FFXIII-2 (even at reduced price)so S.E better not come out and say the remake of FFX hangs on how well FFXIII-2 sells :-P

Hopefully this is the start of a FF revival showing S.E there is still room for a more turn based game and if they are in fact wanting to churn out more games more often then maybe there action games can alternate / live along side turnbased gameplay rather than trying to replace it.

Give me back a more relaxing FF :-)

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Underdog15
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 3:16:30 PM

In an ideal world, FFX remake would outsell FFXIII-2. That would send a message.

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Arvis
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 3:34:16 PM

Underdog,

I think that might actually be possible. It's a very beloved game.

-Arvis

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Teddie9
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 10:43:28 AM
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I think SE (aslong as they keep the gameplay intact and the buzz is solid) should pay close attention to how this one sells.

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