Square-Enix Will Consider A Final Fantasy VII Remake
It's too early to be an April Fool's joke and I wouldn't torture the loyal FF fans with a headline like this if it weren't true.
Remember when Square-Enix sort of vaguely mentioned the idea of a Final Fantasy VII remake on their blog and the place freakin' exploded? Well, maybe that caused them to take a second look at the situation; in the past, they've been saying they simply don't have the resources for such a project. However, according to Siliconera, Square-Enix president and CEO Yoichi Wada responded directly to a query concerning the company's future plans and perhaps for the first time ever, he said they would consider a FFVII remake. Said Wada at the launch party for Final Fantasy XIII:
"Right now we don’t have a clear direction, but many fans have requested we remake Final Fantasy VII. We’re going to explore the possibility – whether or not we’re going to do it, if we’re going to do it, and the platform."
Okay, two things before everyone goes loopy: 1. this cannot be made for the PSP. It must be a high-definition remake for consoles (and the PC, considering FFVII was available on the PC). 2. if they change anything besides the graphics, I'm not sure what I'll do...I can't be held responsible for my actions. If they wreck the entire gameplay mechanic and rip out the turn-based battle, I won't touch it with a ten-foot cattle prod. This is a remake so don't go messing with it! A few extra scenes for story or a new town or something might be all right, but don't go crazy. Please.
3/22/2010 9:20:19 PM Ben Dutka