Square-Enix On FFVII Remake: "Maybe Some News At A Later Time"
Oh...NO. It's almost too much for my poor ol' heart to take...but the rumor Final Fantasy VII fans can barely even acknowledge without bursting into tears has returned.
Perhaps that's a touch melodramatic but considering it's quite possibly the single biggest and longest-running rumor in the history of video games (next to the now-defunct Duke Nukem Forever), it's not that over-the-top. The concept of a FFVII remake has been around for years but each and every time we think we're days away from an announcement, Square-Enix rips out our hearts again. It's almost too difficult to bear. But maybe the days of misery will yield the brightest day of all... According to VideoGamer.com, Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase addressed the idea of a remake and said:
"As for a VII remake, all I can advise right now is to play the PSN release that just came out for the time being. Maybe, perhaps we'll have some news for you at a later time."
He didn't just say that, did he? Did he?! Kitase will continue to see FFXIII through to the end of its production, and he's also working on Final Fantasy Agito XIII but beyond that, he said he "doesn't know exactly what new projects" he'll be handling in the future. But that is by far the most leading statement offered by any Square-Enix representative on the rumor of a FFVII remake, and it's bound to cause a stir. Back in April, Kitase made another comment that, while not as promising as this one, was still encouraging. And when you combine the two statements...
Oh, God help us.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy VII
8/26/2009 Ben Dutka