Square-Enix Asks About FFVII Remake, Fans Explode
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And the reason this is news is simply because it involves a significant reversal. To our knowledge, Square-Enix has never approached the fans with the possibility of a Final Fantasy VII remake; they've only played defense for the past decade whenever they were asked about it. But apparently, they wanted to gauge the reactions of gamers who may or may not be interested in such a project, as they mentioned it at Square-Enix's Japanese Twitter page (it's all in Japanese, so we won't bother to link). The point is that as soon as they asked, the page got blasted with a gazillion "hell YES, you should do it!" replies. It got so overwhelming, in fact, that S-E had to post a follow-up Tweet asking the fans to stop posting. Bear in mind that it only includes the Japanese audience; can you imagine if it had included North American and European gamers, too? Perhaps the most bizarre part about this is that S-E - depending on how you interpret the news - actually seemed surprised at this response. ...as if fielding the same old question for like eight or nine years wasn't a big enough sign.
So now that FFXIII is done and out the door and they've turned to focus their attention on Final Fantasy Versus XIII, might Square-Enix finally allocate the necessary resources? Have they finally opened their eyes and said, "um...people kinda want this, huh?"
3/5/2010 8:59:37 PM Ben Dutka