Square-Enix Producer Kitase Hints At FFVII Remake
'sigh' Your hopes are about ready to rise once again, but don't blame us if they all come crashing down for the umpteenth time.
It may be the longest-running and most popular rumor in the history of video games: a next-gen remake for Final Fantasy VII. But every time we thought we saw new evidence for it, Square-Enix would step forward and say, quite clearly, that no such project is in the works. It has happened time and time again, and we've long since laid the whole fiasco to rest...or so we thought. Check out this OPM UK magazine scan and look at the bottom right. If you don't feel like clicking the link (maybe you're at work or something and don't want to take the risk, even though there is no risk), we'll paste the words of interest right here, straight from FF producer Yoshinori Kitase:
"[For the Final Fantasy VII remake, I can say,] it's a game I've lived with for over ten years, and my emotional ties to it are very strong. So if it were to happen then obviously there would be a lot of thought and work put into it."
Here we go again. Of course, this comment has already sparked a wave of discussion across the Internet, and some are hoping for an actual announcement at the Tokyo Game Show later this year. We can't even begin to list all the reasons Square-Enix has given in the past for why a remake would be unlikely or even impossible, but who knows? Times change, and situations can change even faster in this industry. We'll reluctantly keep a close eye on this but...well, we don't want our hearts broken any more than the rest of you. 'braces'
4/9/2009 Ben Dutka