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Square-Enix: Original FFVII Team Must Reunite For Remake

Last year, we almost believed we'd actually hear the announcement all Final Fantasy fans have been waiting for: Square-Enix would be remaking Final Fantasy VII for the PS3. Sadly, that announcement never came, but it doesn't mean we've abandoned hope.

And of course, the rumor can't ever die. Thanks to the Square Union, this month's issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine has a follow-up to an interview they did with Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII director, Hajime Tabata. Amidst a bunch of questions concerning FFVII in general, it seems Square-Enix hasn't completely dismissed the idea of a PS3 remake. We've actually heard this sentiment from the publisher before, but this time, we get one specific hurdle that must be cleared before a remake is possible:

"The possiblity for a remake may become greater if, for instance, the schedules of the original members of the Final Fantasy VII development team, such as Kitase and Nomura, open up."

Prior to this report, Square-Enix did mention that they'd have to bring the team back together before they could do anything, so perhaps it's not surprising. So at this point, it doesn't seem to be a matter of cost or intent; it might just center on scheduling. Ah, it's always the schedule, isn't it?

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy VII

2/6/2008 Ben Dutka

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 1:42:20 PM
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Can i get a hell yeah?

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Dan
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 2:57:41 PM
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HELL YEAH!

That's some great news indeed, later is better than never. :D

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Zapix
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 4:04:37 PM
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FFVII in 1080p goodness... Time to abandon the wife and kids, destroy the family child-man style, so I can go back and sue the industry for making me a gamer and losing my... Er wait, I don't have a wife and kids! Oh... BACK TO THE GAMING I SAY!

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 4:19:04 PM
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What do they want?!? Our souls?!? Cuz I'm wiling to give mine up, anything for the love of all things holy!!!

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BlinkBoy
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 4:22:18 PM
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Well now we know who to turn to next, Kitase and Nomura.

So how can we beg them to re-group old crew?

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 4:28:27 PM
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The problem for square is that this game CAN'T be good enough. The original completely changed the way games were played. And a remake no matter that good can't live up to something like that.

BUT... I never owned the original playstation and have only played the first few hours of the game, so if this becomes a reality i will preorder as soon as i can. I'm lovin square rereleasing these ps1 classics giving me a chance to enjoy them. Now all we need is the best of the best.

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fatchad420
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 5:16:28 PM
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I just want Parasite Eve

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K Phantom
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 7:33:54 PM
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Wow, i didnt actually think anyone really plays FF, i never got this kind of game, just like i never get the whole anime, death note type story and graphics!!!

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 7:53:37 PM
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can't they just go ahead and say "We're going to remake it?"

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DragonSphere
Thursday, February 07, 2008 @ 2:35:13 AM
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i wouldn't mind a third game in Parasite Eve, 'cept it really pained me to see that it would continue only in mobile game form :(

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Knightedrik
Friday, February 08, 2008 @ 5:31:34 PM
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Fans of SE know how vauge they are on a daily basis.. This actually means: "As soon as humanly possible, we're gonna remake FFVII.. guarenteed" I can tell you for absolute certain, the people who work on FFXI projects have been pulled out what their doing.. so they can assist this project. They even pushed back a very important update for FFXI 2 months.. Trust me man.. that net-demo you've all seen.. you know the one where they were "Just showing off the power of the PS3.." Well that, in fact, was the start of the project. They did'nt say anything.. because of the mass hysteria that would insue.

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