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Square Enix: A Final Fantasy HD Collection Is Possible

High-definition remakes are big these days. And if they're selling, why not make more?

Perhaps a Final Fantasy VII remake is out of the question, but why can't the PS2 generation FF installments find new life in the world of HD?

No reason, really, and Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase has confirmed that if there's a "strong enough voice," they'd "seriously consider" a high-definition collection of some classic titles. He adds that they haven't made up their minds yet and for now, there are no plans to remake the likes of Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, and/or Final Fantasy XII in HD. But you know, we're not buying this whole "strong enough voice" thing. There's something about it that doesn't quite ring true...what is it...let me think...oh yes:

You want a big fan outcry? Is that what you want? You mean, like the one that has been going on for about a decade concerning FFVII? That kind of outcry? We're not sure you'd notice a gathering of fans with torches and pitchforks standing outside your doors, Square Enix. So forgive us for being a little skeptical.

Tags: final fantasy, ffvii remake, final fantasy hd, square enix

6/30/2011 10:39:05 AM Ben Dutka

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Claire C
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 10:57:40 AM
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They just opened a huge can o worms in my eyes, NOW THEY HAVE TO DO IT!! =D

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TheCrazyMerc
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 9:29:38 PM

FFX in HD :'D

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coverton341
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 10:59:39 AM
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Is it just me or does anyone else just not care when SE starts talking? I mean, they've botched so much that I just don't care about what they do or say any more.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:07:31 AM

You are not alone.

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Riku994
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:07:47 AM

Your picture is Noctis.

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:18:52 AM

Not just you Covert.

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coverton341
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 12:09:55 PM

Yeah, my avatar is Noctis. I think he's a cool looking character, but that doesn't mean I hold any regard for SE nor do I hold out any hope for the game any more. I forgot that when you lose enthusiasm for a game publisher and their games you have to hate the art design of their characters as well.

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Riku994
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 7:05:38 PM

Lol just making a point :P

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:08:10 AM
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These guys are full of it. I'll believe it when I see it.

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Stabs88
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 6:18:39 PM

Strongly agree^ Less talk, more action Square

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Highlander
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:20:57 AM
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All I hear from SE is;

"If blah blah blah blah consider blah blah blah blah perhaps blah blah blah blah exclusivity blah blah blah blah."

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:26:02 AM
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When there's a big enough voice for it , huh.

It's really not us that has to prove anything or show you proof of what we want from you, Square-Enix. Frankly, we've done enough of that without you listening.

It is you that has to redeem yourselves and "prove" your worth to us. For godsakes, my patients is starting to run on empty for these guys.

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Looking Glass
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:28:22 AM
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Talk is cheap. If Square-Enix wants to restore their tarnished reputation they need to do it with action and results and not words. For me, Versus is probably going to be the companies last chance for redemption. But even I am starting to get discouraged by that games repeated no-shows.

I'm actually starting to suspect that Versus is actually getting worked on by a relatively small team within Square-Enix as opposed to the company as a whole. But that's good in a way. If as is supposedly the case Yoichi Wada did agree not to interfere with the development of Versus then it does stand to reason that he wouldn't really care to divert more of the companies funds and resources toward it. And this in turn makes the idea of a 360 port somewhat less plausible. I think Versus will at the very least be a timed PS3 exclusive.

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:50:58 AM

I know that , at least for right now, its still stated that FFversus13 is exclusive the PS3 but like you and many other's skepticism still lingers.

Here's a link for anyone that wants an update on Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/02/01/nomura_ffxvxiii_famitsu/

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Excelsior1
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 12:37:01 PM

square couild instantly reverse its tarnished image by saying its next ff project is ps3 exclusive. ofcourse that's not going to happen. i have serious doubts ffvs13 will remain ps3 exclusive as well. it's probably being brought over to the 360 as we speak, and release same day as ps3 version. that's why it's taking so long. ff13 sold enough copies to on the 360 to justify the expense of a port, and square wants a presence on the platform.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 1:32:31 PM

Why would that instantly raise them in regard Excelsior? Just because it becomes PS3 exclusive doesn't mean it's going to be good. That's how they fix themselves. Put out a good, old school RPG.

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Looking Glass
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 1:37:47 PM

@Excelsior1

That's why it's taking so long you say?

I doubt that. Final Fantasy XIII took only two years to complete. It's the same for it's direct sequel. And both of those games are ported to the 360. Porting a game to the 360 doesn't take all that much time and effort. It's a well-known fact that the system is easy to work with.

And besides, by all accounts the game isn't even finished yet, to say nothing of a possible port.

And Versus is pretty much the baby of Tetsuya Nomura, a known PS3 fan. And Yoichi Wada currently has every reason not to make Nomura unhappy and risk losing him altogether. The absolute last thing Square-Enix needs right now is more bad publicity. It's pretty much a sure thing that losing Nomura would cause Square-Enix's stocks to take another hit.

And yes FFXIII did sell a decent amount on the 360, but it sold much more on the PS3. It wouldn't be a wise business decision to alienate a large portion of those consumers, especially with the companies reputation in the balance.

So I would say it's probably reasonable to assume that Versus will at least be a timed exclusive.

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Looking Glass
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 7:30:53 PM

@ Lawless SXE

I get what you're saying. But on the other hand making a PS3 exclusive at this point might go a long way toward showing that SE is not run by a bunch of greedy opportunistic backstabbers and that they actually have something resembling honor and principle.

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Underdog15
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 3:04:35 PM

I definitely remember watching a long video for FFXIII with gameplay integrated within it before the PS3 was even released. FFXIII was in development FAR longer than 2 years.

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Temjin001
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:54:12 AM
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Good. Well I'll buy into them whenever they release. Considering that these aren't full fledged remakes, like FFVII is supposed to be, the transition to bring these over from PS2 should be a fairly smooth process.

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Alistair
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 12:03:37 PM
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kingdom hearts 1 & 2!

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Aerifale
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 12:05:30 PM
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oooohhhhhh...... i know they probably won't but.....if they do...... final fantasy X..... in HD....... ooooohhhhhh..... sorry but if you only knew how much this would mean to me. It rivals that of Ben's love affair with final fantasy tactics. Please square enix. Don't say such things and get my hopes up if you're just planning on smashing them :( ..... again

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DeusExMachina
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 1:54:51 PM

I would second that! FFX is my fav FF. Luv the system and the story.

I for one still have a little faith in Nomura, NOt SE as a whole but Nomura and the KH team.

We have seen sum decent games from SE this gen. Evn tho PS3 never got them The Last Remnant and Lost odysee werent bad. Not to mention Crisis Core and Birth By Sleep. And I for one am avtually enjoying Final Fantasy XIII its a great game, its just not a great FF, if it had been called something else or atleast not be a numbered FF fans wouldnt have been so pissed off.

Im still looking forward to FFVXIII and FF Type 0. Birth by Sleep is amasing the amount of variety in attack types and melding, its so damn sweet.

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:44:36 PM

FFX and FFX-2 could possibly be two of the best turn-based battle systems that SE created.

I loved how in FFX you can switch battle members in and out essentially making possible to use everyone in each battle.

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karneli lll
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 12:24:20 PM
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Clever, get people to start talking about ps2 remixes and forget about FF VII. Bravo square...you're not as dumb as you pretend to be!

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ZettaiSeigi
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 12:37:27 PM
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Square-Enix, the Japanese company that wants a lot of attention but almost always seem to fail this generation.

You already have a lot on your plate, right? Before you consider remaking the older FFs, how about finishing FF Versus XIII and FF Type-0 first? And yes, what kind of demand are they looking for? FF VII has almost everyone clamoring for it since they showed that tech demo for the PS3 way back in 2006!

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Underdog15
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 1:06:32 PM
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lol... fan outcry, huh? So, he brings this up, then everyone outcries, "WE'VE BEEN OUTCRYING FOR FFVII!!!"

They will conclude, wow, what a big outcry! PS2 FF HD Remakes it is!

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:48:01 PM

I know right? For crying out loud. SE can't possibly be this oblivious. They have to know that we want a FFVII remake. If they don't know, we're truly living in the freakin' twilight zone.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 1:38:57 PM
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Nah, I've got X and X-2 sitting around here somewhere and if they release a HD compilation with those on it, I'll only feel worse. Just give me an FFVII/VI remake, shut your mouths and release Versus, XIII-2 and move forward.

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Karosso
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 1:41:36 PM
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Please just go bankrupt already!

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 2:09:05 PM

Nah, we don't want that. There are people who depend on Square Enix provide a paycheck to feed their families. We just want them to fire Wada and possibly make Nomura CEO. :)

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Looking Glass
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 2:21:52 PM

@Jawknee

I don't know. If Square-Enix went bankrupt it might give Sony a golden opportunity to step in and acquire them. This would likely solve one of the biggest problems currently plaguing SE. This is that in Square-Enix the practice of executive meddling has become commonplace. Sony on the other hand generally takes a hands-off approach when it comes to game development. One of the best examples of this would be the development of Heavy Rain. Sony placed a great deal of faith in Quantic Dream even though there was absolutely no guarantee that the game would be a financial success.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 2:35:30 PM

Yea I agree. I didn't think about it that what but the question must be asked, would Sony even want to acquire Square? I personally would hope so.

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Looking Glass
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 2:50:49 PM

@Jawknee

Of course Sony would want to acquire SE if provided with a good enough opportunity, because they would also acquire the rights to the Final Fantasy IP, among others.

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Karosso
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 3:25:51 PM

Sony already owns 19% of the company in stocks, would be so good if they could just do a hostile take over LOL

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Fane1024
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 2:56:08 AM

Plus, Sony'd get Tomb Raider, a franchise associated with the PlayStation (right?), even though it wasn't exclusive.

I agree with Jawknee, though. The only company we should wish to die is the cancer on the industry, Microsoft.

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KNG201
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 2:25:16 PM
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yawwnnn.......did square-penis say something?

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 3:04:40 PM
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I have them all on PS2 and my PS3 is backwards compatible so it does not mean much to me, but if they used the better character models in FFX (Don't act like you cant tell the difference :P) I might get it, also for trophies aswell :P

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Summoner
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 3:28:48 PM
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It might be a good idea, but this won't make Square Enix get back any credibility

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 5:01:06 PM

How dare you slag them of like that when you have your icon as a summon from their game...

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Underdog15
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 3:05:49 PM

From a game by SquareSoft, which no longer exists. I think it's appropriate. :p

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tes37
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 4:12:18 PM
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I'd buy an HD collection, but I have a feeling it won't get made. What will probably happen is, we'll get to answer the same question again in another six months to a year.

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OPHIDIAN
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 4:30:44 PM
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FFX HD? count me in!

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marcusfrommo
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 6:43:09 PM
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Pleeeese shut up about ff7 remake rumors. Is it happening yes or no? No, then why bring the crap up?

Let's talk about wanting Gears to come to ps3. What?! It's not? What a shock. You don't think sony knows that everyone wants a ps3 complete hd overhaul remake of ff7?

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___________
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 4:32:48 AM
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yup....... and so is relocating the world to mars!

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eLLeJuss
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 9:09:37 AM
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FF7 Remake is coming.

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eLLeJuss
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 9:09:59 AM
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But yeah. i want FFX HD Remake on my ps3 please and thank you. =)

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rnomar
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 8:02:22 AM
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Pls guys, if someone's reading, write here if you agree that a HD re-release of FFX should be made, it would be helpful if we spread the word and write in different forums concerning this matter.

http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/569/t1658493-final-fantasy-hd-ps3-rerelease-discussion/

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DrRockso87
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 11:41:27 AM
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Square-Enix are seriously clueless. They'll do a PSP collection for Final Fantasy IV and FFIV: After Years on a system that is KNOWN for piracy yet they wouldn't create an HD collection of three games they KNOW will sell well on the PS3 (and possibly 360)?

Do they deliberately ignore what their fans request?

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