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Final Fantasy VII PS3 Remake Or Sequel: The Dream Is Dead

We can hope no longer. It just hurts too much. As of today, we at PSX Extreme believe the dream is dead: the idea of a Final Fantasy VII remake or sequel for the PlayStation 3 has flat-lined in our minds.

It suffered the biggest blow yet when the supposed "big FFVII-related announcement" at Square-Enix's private party last month turned out to be nothing more than a Final Fantasy XIII demo that will come with next year's Blu-Ray release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete." It's good news, but it's hardly what we were looking for. And then there was the uber-lame rumor that Final Fantasy VII for the PS3 mysteriously popped up on Best Buy's computer with a release date of August 16. We heard about it, and told you about it (that's our job), but it was just painful to even acknowledge. Talk about grasping at straws. And it was then that we realized- all we've ever done for years is grasp at straws! Everything we may have heard from Square-Enix regarding the possibility of a remake or sequel was either grossly exaggerated, misinterpreted, or simply false from top to bottom. Over and over, the company has said they have no plans to undertake any such project, and that's where it ends.

Yes, that's where it does end. As much as we want it, we have now resigned ourselves to the fact that it will never happen. We're just sick and tired of getting our hopes up, only to see them dashed, over and over. And in retrospect, those hopes continued to spring from completely unfounded reports; pipe dreams, is really what they were. So no more. Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, gamers of every age and type, we hereby pronounce the Final Fantasy VII remake and/or sequel PS3 rumor to be dead. May it rest in peace. 'sniff'

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy VII

8/11/2008 Ben Dutka

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AceTatsujin
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 10:27:50 PM
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I will keep believing in FF VII remake. The compilation of FF VII will not end till 2017, so you might want to re-think of that. Square-Enix is too busy with the upcoming titles on the PSP and specially with FF XIII / Versus (Yes, they do have different departments that work on specific games). We're in 2008, there is 9 years left and SE is hiding something.

I'm sure they will remake the game in couple of years, thats when they've learned how the PS3 works, and possibly the PS4 might come out and they may wave towards that direction. I am patient ... with tears.

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Fabi
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 10:40:19 PM
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I really hope you guys don't report on anymore FFVII rumours after this.

Maybe on the PS4.

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recks1jtp
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 10:52:47 PM
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In the distance, the sound of a single trumpet playing "Taps" is heard....

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AscientDire
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 7:52:56 AM

Great reference recks, lol.

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The_Vandelizer
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 11:03:32 PM
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lol PS4! in like 6 yrs... lol

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Scarecrow
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 11:09:45 PM
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Move on people

I've always been against a remake of this game. I know it's a great game but I always feel that FF should always move forward and even if they do spinoffs that's fine.

That's what i like 'bout FF you get a new story every other year. Well now it's taking longer, but yeah.

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The_Chimeran
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 11:26:24 PM
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hmmm...i actually got to thinking and i've just beaten ff7 :), and like i actually gonna agree with scarecrow on this one, and not be upset they're not remaking this. basically for the same reason scarecrow stated and also i think that it worked for the ps1 cause ff7 was so groundbreaking for the ps1 and if it's remade for ps3 it'll be top-notch but not the same impact as for ps1. But as for sequel i hope that after ff13 and ffv13 they start a sequel.

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SerendipityDeus
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 11:29:09 PM
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*sigh* I guess it just wasn't meant to be ='( I guess I can still hope =/

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MetalHead09
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 11:39:36 PM
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just the thought of it almost makes me want to cry, just think of the sheer awsomeness that a remake could be if its done right and we all know that square could pull it off and besides why not, pretty much the whole ff community would kill to get their hands on a game like that. :(

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Advent Child
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 11:48:10 PM
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I want to go a little farther than you Ben. Not only is the FFVII remake dead. But in my opinion any respect I had for Square-Enix is dead. I will from here on out not give a crap about any news relating to my ex favorite game developer.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 12:42:05 AM

Nah, too far. FFXIII will rule.

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AntDC
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 3:52:42 AM

I was thinking similar things Advent Child, but I recently watched the new FFXIII and FFversusXIII E3 08 trailers, and those evil thoughts suddenly went away...

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Jed
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 1:09:08 AM
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I really gave up on it a few years ago. Upon hearing about the "big announcement" (my ass), I actually gained a little hope that there was some way ffvii could nake some big news. It was all for naught. The only thing that would catch my interest would be the official announcement from s-e, which we know will never happen.

What is advent children complete?

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Mystearica
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 1:43:24 AM
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Exactly what I thought - S-E never seems to "un-disappoint"... "BIG FFVII" announcement lol you think they didn't know what kinda heat/rumor they'd be stirring. Bet you they were having their kicks when they said that while watching us fans seriously debate it over and hope for the best.....

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Akuma07
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 2:12:14 AM
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one company, should not have so much power over our emotions =[

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 3:30:44 AM
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It'll be back just you wait, Though i'm hoping there focusing on Final Fantasy XIII, After the disapointment of X-2 & XII I need something to lift my hopes up again.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 8:03:46 AM

disappointment?
Those were two of the best FFs to date.

What you're too MANLY to play FFX-2? Give me a break.

FFXII was awesome, a bit more mature storywise and really gave you different characters from what we're used to.

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royalstream
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 12:33:47 PM

I agree with Ultimadream
The biggest FF player at home is my sister and even my sister considered X-2 to be a little bit too girlie... and as I just said, that's coming from a girl!.

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PhilipJWitow
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 4:32:16 AM
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To this day I don't understand. FF7 is not that great a game, I didn't really enjoy it that much. FF7 on the ps3 will be exactly the same as FF7 on the ps1, but with better graphics.

Get over it already people. :

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cheng
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 4:35:24 AM
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*sigh*...amen...

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Wolfmaster
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 5:25:15 AM
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Finally, the original game was very good and I loved it when I played it. But everyone needs to get past this wanting a remake, I would rather have a new game than a remake anyday.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 8:04:35 AM

My thoughts exactly

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Odd Child
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 2:29:27 PM

Onward to the future. I think Cloud would want that :'{

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Knightedrik
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 6:37:12 AM
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Im sick of this crap. Lets show em what WE can do.. I hereby call for a boycott of FFXIII. I will not buy this game.. play it.. rent it. Screw them. Fellow respectable gamers.. let this run rampant thru the web.. and let us MAKE our voices be heard. BOYCOTT FFXIII!!! Who's with me.. seriously.. spread this as far and wide as you can. They wanna kill our dream.. lets hurt their wallets. Im for 1 sick of being SE's friggin doormat. They screw us over every single day on FFXI. Tell everyone you meet.. if you want 7, then dont buy 13.

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www
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 8:04:02 AM
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You guys are jokin there aint no way they could ever make a remake,oh then errbody gon be like "we want remakes of mgs 1,zelda ocarina of time,gta san andreas/vice city,golden eye etc.n all the other classic games n we'll move into an era where we play only old games remade.Game developers know it's easy to do a remake,because the story n errthang else already there,but they don't want that,they know they gotta move on to make other classics.
New Stars are born,we don't pray to God for a Micheal Jordan,Pele or any other retired superstar remake,we move on and accept the would-be superstars.

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Subtle_Demise
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 9:54:04 AM

They already re-made MGS 1. Twin Snakes for GCN.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 8:04:55 AM
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honestly i didn't really get into ff7 that much myself (cloud didn't even care, he just wanted to fight seph the whole time and saving the world was a bonus to him basically) =\ or ff8 (squall was too moody) i loved ff9 tho =) wish i could find one again cause my disks suddenly became scratched ._. brought them to a place to clean them, wasted like 10-15$ and they still didn't work =\ the first disk is messed up so i can't play it over since it keeps freezing in the opening movie that i can't skip =O argh. anywayz, and i didn't think ff12 was too bad =\ ff10 just did horrible and 10-2.............. so anywayz. FFv13>FF13 we already know. and honestly i agree with the other people who said that it wouldn't be as big a hit on the ps3 as ps1, but then again i'm 100% it would make tons of money, because of the fame it has. and knight, dude O_o you need to chill, for one thing, i doubt anyone will join you in your boycott of ff13, well i might join you XD but that's only cuz i'm buying versus and not 13 lol, but yeah i mean it's not like they said "We're making a remake on the ps3 =) wait for it" at all. yes they said it for ps2 but not ps3, people are just rumoring it all, just because you want something doesn't mean they HAVE to make it.

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www
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 8:06:54 AM
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Ben Dutka, hope u agree with me,let's move on.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 8:10:30 AM
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on an off-topic note =O wouldn't it be amazingly awsome, if all this time, SE has been saying the trailers and stuff for FF13 and FFv13 were pre-rendered cgi trailers and stuff >_> but were actually gameplay for the game, kinda like mgs cutscenes? lol that would be awsome

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 8:59:49 AM
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Is any body other than myself really surprised ? Im really not, i want FFVII as much as everyone else but i knew it wasn't going to happen ANY time soon.
PSX, its funny how you guys say you're tired of being disappointed and let down when you participated in raising and subsequently destroying every RPG lovers hopes with that April Fools prank.
Its sweet Justice it seems, you ought to know how it feels like now.
In any event i dont care too much about FFVII, square is clearly too stupid to make a remake. As such in terms of RPGs ive moved on, what i really want from square is an FF game along the lines of FFXI. PS3 could totally support that type of community/game and the complete and utter customization could only serve to make the game even more amazing; choosing race, skilset, etc.

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Loogs
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 10:19:24 AM

50 days logged on FFXI for the year I played it.
The BEST MMO experience I've ever had, and I've tried a lot of them (even WoW)...
FFXI stood on its own, and like you said Xanavi, the customization was endless. No other FF lets you customize your race, height, etc. Plus, you could have as many characters as you wanted! I'm getting sick of single player FFs, there's too many! MORE MMOS! Don't be afraid to try something different! After 12 similarly designed (game mechanics, abilities, etc) single-player games, you'd think they might think about it...yeah right!
Don't worry Xanavi, hopefully we'll have another company to deliver this experience on the PS3 sometime soon (or if SE ever wants to try it again).

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 7:06:35 PM

We can only hope that somebody gives us that kind of MMOS game. PS3 is FULLY ready to support every aspect of it, its a natural choice for any Developer that wants to stand out in the Genre.

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Loogs
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 10:10:24 AM
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I just can't believe how SE even mentioned a "big FFVII-related upcoming announcement" and then look what we got...I'm SO HAPPY that we're getting a demo with AC: Complete, I wasn't expecting that good of FFVII news!!! Thank you so much SE!!! ^.^

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RebelExtrm02
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 10:59:15 AM
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Congrats Ben! This article made it on N4G lol.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 12:31:55 PM

Most all our FF-related articles and editorials do. ;)

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Blood_Haze
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 5:46:04 PM
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its not that big of a deal.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 @ 1:57:31 AM

I agree

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hydro
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 9:49:50 PM
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Why release a "tech demo" of the beginning of FF 7? Why include that FMV at the end of Crisis Core with the "to be continued"? I just think getting our hopes up for a remake so soon is pointless. If its going to get done, I'd much rather have it towards the end of the life cycle of the ps3 to use the full power of the ps3. Plus, look at all the projects SE has going right now. It's insane to think they have this mystery project going at the same time. My dream will never die. I'll just wait, wait patiently!

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SpinningBeat
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 9:53:03 PM
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I remember seeing a forum post in which someone rearranged the letters of the dkwhatever secret thing so that it says ff7 remake. I think the remake may happen but these rumors are killing me on the inside.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 10:50:12 PM
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im with hydro on this one.All good things come to those who wait.

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AntDC
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 11:48:46 PM
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Then why not just rerelease the original FFVII? Or even if they released it with FFVII, FFIII and FFIX on bluray with additional content or something. It would sell like hotcakes.

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Fatcat3788
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 @ 3:07:15 AM
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Ha ha ha This Rumor with never die, and I can't deny that I still give it some life left ;) Here's hoping! One... day... T_T

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p3000063
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 @ 8:20:57 AM
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Hi to all:-) I just finished Crisis Core. I believe that Square must realize that the profit from a remake or a sequel to FF VII would be huge.

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Arisato
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 12:46:39 PM
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A remake would make sense, all of the other ones they're doing. I mean, I just bought FF IV the other day, and FF V should be just around the corner. My main question is, why are we so concerned with VII and not the other potential remakes?

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vampko
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 1:40:28 PM
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It Will NEVER die! There's nothing wrong with hope, but it would definitely be easier on all of us if you hold out on these shaky rumors from now on.

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fatchad420
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 3:30:57 PM
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/cry

Well i can still play the original.

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Tsukasa1
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 9:00:05 PM
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I kinda want them to make a remake, or a sequel. I've only played a little part of the 1st disc of FF7, but i've watched Advent Children and i'm playing Crisis Core. It would be nice to play the original game.

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Geosondaman
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 1:16:38 AM
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It depends, some people want it, some don't. As for me, I am really apathetic towards this. I neither want it or don't want it. It doesn't really matter to me. But one thing that is for sure: if they do have one in the making, make it great. I don't want a half-effort job from SE. Either make it great or don't make it at all. I do hope that people who want it will get it eventually but don't get your hopes up. It may never happen. My guess is that they are still considering it, but in terms of PR, they just don't want to get people's hopes up. Since, if they say they are having plans on making this, people EXPECT it to be happening and the game will be great. If they keep denying that, people will not get their hopes up but if they happen to change plans and get a great game out, people will be surprised instead of disgruntled. So in terms of PR, that's the right thing to do.

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ActionJackson
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 8:31:00 AM
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Agree, but that being said, it won't stop gaming publications from making April Fools Jokes about it.
*wink wink**nudge nudge*

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wonderer
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 9:52:00 AM
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If you have been paying close attention to the recent release of; Dirge of Cerebus (DOC), and Crisis Core, there are subtle overtones(hints)and dialogue that suggests indirectly that there will be a sequel to FF7. Example, in the ending of DOC, Genisis cleary reappears for his brother Weis after the battle with Chaos, and then states, "there is much work to be done". I think personally that they have to set up the sequel with a prequel in order to introduce characters (Example:Genisis) for FF7-2. If I am wrong, I am open to opinions!

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