Someone "Will Probably Do" A Final Fantasy VII Remake
Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to you? Because some sick little deranged monkey keeps clanging his dented cymbals in our heads, always to the hypnotizing beat, "FFVII remake...FFVII remake..." We want to kill him but he's kind of cute in a depraved sort of way.
The idea of remaking Final Fantasy VII has been around for a very long time. In fact, it may be the longest-running rumor in video game history. The reason it always endures is because of news like this, from Square-Enix employees who never categorically deny the possibility of such a project, but instead instill false hopes in the hardcore followers. During a Final Fantasy Ring interview with Akitoshi Kawazu and Toshiyuki Rahans (producer and director for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers), the idea of a remake popped up. In fact, they were asked if "episodes VII-IX" would be remade and whether or not that would be Kawazu's next project. His response:
"No, no, no, no ... (laughs) Someone in the company will probably carry the remake of FFVII, but not me. But if someone tries to do [it], it will be a huge project. With the current technical specifications, it would be very difficult."
I assume you're all looking at the same part of that response, where he says "someone in the company will probably carry the remake of FFVII." This is especially significant because the question provided him with three possibilities for a remake - FFVII, FFVIII, and FFIX - and he specifically mentioned Cloud's adventure. On the other hand, the translation could be off just a touch, thereby producing significance where none really exists in the first place. 'sigh' Who knows? But any news like this is always big, so we must abide...the dude abides...
12/5/2009 10:27:10 AM Ben Dutka