Square-Enix: FFVII Remake Would Be Extremely Difficult
The idea that Square-Enix is currently working on a remake of Final Fantasy VII may survive amongst the die-hard fans but in reality, it just isn't happening. Let's face up to facts.
S-E never talks about it much but when they do, it's always something bad. In a recent Ultimania magazine interview - summarized at The Lost Gamer - it seems that Motomu Toriyama, director for Final Fantasy XIII, directly referenced the difficulty in making a FFVII remake happen. By now, we know the reason there are no towns in FFXIII is due to the difficulty in creating fully-HD towns for the PS3, and this can be related to a FFVII project. Said Toriyama:
"This issue is related to whether a Final Fantasy 7 remake will happen or not. It is very hard to make games on PlayStation 3 in the same style as the games in that era had. Making graphics will take enormous time."
We've actually heard this before. Several years back, when Yoshinori Kitase was approached with the same ol' question, he tried to get the interviewer to understand just how much work would be involved with a FFVII remake. S-E has always said it would be a downright massive undertaking, one that could take a huge amount of time and require a gigantic amount of resources. ...we still say they'd make all that money back but perhaps we're wrong. Either way, it's just another sign that the long-awaited remake just won't happen.
2/3/2010 8:57:15 PM Ben Dutka