Rumor: FFVII Coming To PSN And XBL
Update: As if it's any surprise, Square-Enix has refused to comment on "rumor and speculation." Yeah, tremendous shock there. We're not even sure why we're writing this.
Oh, look: more fuel for the ongoing fire, now burning brighter than ever. Come on, you know you love it.
By now, all of you are well aware about the resurrected rumor of a Final Fantasy VII remake for the PS3, due mostly to Square-Enix's statement regarding a "big FFVII-related announcement" that will come at next month's DKΣ3713 event. It's the publisher's private party, and we're supposed to expect some major fireworks. But hey, want more? According to a supposed inside source at PlayStation LifeStyle, not only are we definitely getting either a remake or a spin-off of FFVII, but the original game will hit the PlayStation Store as a PS1 downloadable classic (the Xbox Live Arcade gets it, too, apparently). The source says this is coming "at the end of the year," although it's hardly confirmed.
There's no doubt that Square-Enix has something brewing, and at this point, if it doesn't blow us away, we're going to be awfully disappointed. Whether it's a straight-up remake or Final Fantasy VII-2, we don't care...but it had better live up to the hype. And yes, we're well aware that the gaming media are the ones responsible for the hype, but let's just leave that out for now. ;)
7/22/2008 Ben Dutka