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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.

Original Story:

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

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Comments (32 posts)

BlinkBoy
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 10:35:47 PM
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I don't see why they should release it on the Live Arcade but with the recently love affairs between Squenix and micropops it may not be the big surprise. The Live Arcade as I know it have size limit of 350 Mb. We all or at least most of us know that FFVII is spread on 3 compact discs. Which is well over 350 Mb.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 10:39:20 PM

what type of affairs are you talking about?

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 11:04:03 PM

You know... the stick... the hole... the kid that come out accidently... yea, that kind of relationship, except when we are talking about Microsoft.. this is a diffrent Scenrio... What this here is folks, is The money... the back door... the new game. And don't forget about the bomb going off inside Microsoft HQ :)

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BlinkBoy
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 11:24:36 PM

I mean money under the table which is business but dirty business.

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Daedusian
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 12:27:13 AM

@Tatsujin, Lol!

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fatchad420
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 2:29:27 AM

Your comment is win Tatsujin.

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 10:45:03 PM
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I dont see this going to the XBLA. I am actually questioning the authenticity of these supposed insiders.

Last edited by Reccaman18 on 7/22/2008 10:45:24 PM

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Jed
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 12:24:14 AM
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why would they release the original game on psn if they already remade it?

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 1:44:02 AM
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F**k NO!! no more spin offs!!! Either a gottdamnn sequel or a damn remake. I dont wanna use Yuffie in her own game, i want the whole damn cast, or maybe more. If its just cloud, maybe i can deal with that.

If you gonna milk the series, make the damn cow have an orgasm like on that one family guy clip!!

(im not against FF7, for those offended by my milk commit )

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ceedot
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 3:12:02 AM
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Square Enix was alright.... when they made games in sequence. Now they are giving PS games to 360, and creating -2's and 'Versus'.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 5:37:57 AM
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the BIG surprise.

FF7 Remake being developed exclusively for 360.
HAHA
i think id start riots.

wouldnt surprise me if the surprise is, ff7 remake for 360 and ps3.

it seems that from now onwards, all SE games will be multi-plat.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 8:00:34 AM
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I didn't care too much about 13 going to xbox excpet that was a hugh reason why alot more people would buy a PS3 but not FF7, I will organize and lead the riots!

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Luan
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 8:16:02 AM
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as far as im concerned, FFVII was published by Sony..so erm...turn on your Xboxs and download the game, the first thing youll see is Sony Computer Entertainment Presents:

no but seriously...i bet that the announceement has nothing to do with a remake...and if it is...id say it could be PS3 exclusive...specially because every single FFVII spinoff or sequels/prequels are exclusive to the PlayStation Platforms...
Dirge Of Cerberus- PS2
FFVII - PS1
CC:FFVII - PSP

cmon you see where im going with this

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Solid_Snake912
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 8:39:19 AM
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This has come to no surprise with SE planning to broaden there sales to a larger community. But FF7? that's a bit unusual as said by Luan above being only Sony exclusive and product.
But as we've seen with FF13 coming to X360 this will come to no surprise.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 12:48:42 PM

yah!!!! we just got a new user, his name is solid_snake!

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Luan
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 6:16:29 PM

Yeah i told him to start commenting on the forums...i know him...he has a 360...yeah...he was gonna get rid of the 360 to get a PS3 but then he heard FFXIII was coming out on 360 and now hes in bed with microsoft...
-.-
but really Sean youre awesome...

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ActionJackson
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 9:25:15 AM
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Here's where I see it.

This site, is once again, reporting rumors. Stop with the damn rumors. When we see FF VII coming to the PSN, I'll believe this. There isn't any reason why FF VII would go to the XBLA, considering the game was published by Sony and the aforementioned reason that there is a Megabit cap on XBLA.

Rumors of a remake have popped up all over the place all the time, and properly shot down. Now may be the time for a remake, but I'll believe when I see it. When it is confirmed by S-E themself I will believe it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 10:17:14 AM
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...we always say it's a rumor. We never say it's confirmed. Pretty sure it says "Rumor" right there in the title.

And like it or not, it's part of what makes the news world go 'round in games. The biggest news is almost always rumor-based. People LIKE them. And by the way, if all we did was put up news based on official press releases, we'd update about 1/10 as much, and you guys would be so bored, you'd slit your own wrists. ;)

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 7/23/2008 10:34:38 AM

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 5:39:37 PM

lol no thanks to the cutting of the wrists. Im not emo!

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 10:38:00 AM
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Oh god damn it make it able to be played on my PSP too if its on the PSN!!! OOOOooooh

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MirrorSoul
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 11:13:10 AM
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Luna is completly right FF7 was published by sony befor SquareSoft merged with Enix so Sony owns all rights to the FF7 Universe....so if it were to go to XBLA Sony would most likley Have "SONY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS" in giant 10" letters across the screen lol

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Jordahn
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 11:58:30 AM

Maybe, then maybe not... The first FF was originally published by Nintendo. But later, we saw it on the PSOne, DS, and PSP. SONY at lease HAD publishing rights. Maybe not so much now.

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Nightshade386
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 11:43:38 AM
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Eh, I still can play it on my PS2 since Sony was nice enough to make that console backwards compatable for me.

But still, considering all of the older FF games have been ported to handheld systems, taking them to PSN and XBLA makes sense.

Last edited by Nightshade386 on 7/23/2008 11:44:13 AM

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Loogs
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 11:47:55 AM
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I can't take it anymore, I've put off replaying my PS1 copy of VII for more than a year, waiting for the possible remake to blow us away. If the "announcement" in August is lame, DISC 1 is going in right away and I'm not stopping until Ultima!!!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 12:21:34 PM

Ultima? What about Ruby and Emerald? ;)

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The_Chimeran
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 7:35:28 PM
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Man, i still haven't finished the first one, i lost my controllers after housecleaning. Damn housecleaning. Also counting the days until all the truth comes out and there are no more rumors that keeps u up at night making wishes.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 7:39:40 PM

who loses their controller during housecleaning, i like keeping my controllers and everythinng else like psp secure when i do housecleaning

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The_Chimeran
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 10:43:26 PM

yeah you would think that it's impossible to lose a controller with a pretty lengthy wire but somehow my mom thought putting the gray controller with the playstation logo away from the gray console with a giant sticker that has the same logo. It doesn't make sense and she doesn't even know where she put the controller. There's gonna be a search and destroy tommorow at home and then another housecleaning adventure.

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Solid_Snake912
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 6:03:11 AM
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Yep im a new user and yes I know my fellow friend Luan who is well known in the PSX extreme world.
Yes I was going to trade my X360 in to get a PS3 but now of FF13 coming to it I aint. I told you I am getting a PS3! later this year!.
Anyways, I'm agreeing with most of you people. Also about it coming to XBL which is near enough impossible unless it will be like 8 seperate downloads most prob. But I don't believe it happening but then again as said a new partnership has been formed between SE and MS so We'd have to wait, I do hope Sony have it though as its theres no matter how much I would love to download it via my X360, but I still have my PS1 version :D

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Luan
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 6:17:31 AM

which i have it in my PS3 right now ^^ just left Midgar... -.-

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Xanavi23
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 7:43:05 AM
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Damn straight Ben....Emerald FTW !...especially with that special attack, "air-tram-lift" i think it was called, pretty damn painful.

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Reccaman18
Saturday, July 26, 2008 @ 8:53:39 AM

I freaking hate that attack!

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