Square: We're Not Remaking FF7, Play It On PSN

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Square: We're Not Remaking FF7, Play It On PSN

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At last week's GamesCom in Cologne, FF13's Yoshinori Kitase reiterated that Square-Enix had no plans to remake the beloved Final Fantasy VII, advising fans to just play it on PSN instead.

Square's been giving a lot of its games the remake treatment in the past few years: Final Fantasy I, II, & IV, Chrono Trigger, to name a few. But the one game fans have been clamoring for to be remade for years - 1997's groundbreaking Final Fantasy VII - remains nowhere to be seen.

At GamesCom, VG247 posed the question to Final Fantasy XIII's Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase: "Will we ever see a remake of Final Fantasy VII?"

Their answer, through a translator:

There's no official project that's up and running for a remake of Final Fantasy VII at this point. Both Toriyama-san and Kitase-san were involved in the development of the game, however, and it holds a special place in their hearts. They do talk about it on a personal level, like, 'If we did it it would be like this or like that.'

So, they do talk about it, but there's no official project yet.

On the other hand, as they pointed out, the game was re-released on PSN not too long ago, so fans could get their angsty pseudo-cyberpunk fix that way instead.

At this point, honestly, I just kind of want Square to remake Final Fantasy VII to make the fans stop asking about a remake of Final Fantasy VII already. I guess some things never die, no matter how much they ought to.

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I agree Cantfakethefunk, they should just remake it so that we can stop asking for it. I like that idea.

Not only that, but do you know how much money Square would make off it? Yeah it'll extend the falsehood that it's the "Greatest Game of All Time", but really I can deal with that more than the whining of VII's fanboys.

It would certainly bring the game to a whole new light. These days Lego characters have more personality and detail than the character models in FFVII.

I want them to remake FF8 just to annoy people.

Its time to let it die.
Besides any way they remake the game, it wont live up to the standards and the hype.

I'm glad this is finally being laid to rest, an FFVII remake is just not necessary. Though I wouldn't mind a retranslation so I can finally tell what the hell is going on in the damned thing.

Mornelithe:
I agree Cantfakethefunk, they should just remake it so that we can stop asking for it. I like that idea.

Mmmmmmmeh. If I were them, I wouldn't want to waste a second on remaking it, especially when there are more Final Fantasy titles in production. Of course, I've never really seen the allure of FFVII, but meh, that's just me.

This year is quite funny. It's the year of successful petitions, the year of price hikes, and the year of companies telling fans to STFU every other day.

It makes sense that they would say that, otherwise you would just get people saying "naw, I'm not buying that, the graphics suck! I'll wait for the remake with HD GWAFIX!!!1"

If I'm seeing anything from Square after FFXIII, it better be Chrono Break. That is all.

oliveira8:
I want them to remake FF8 just to annoy people.

Or FFX. I would laugh so hard.

oliveira8:
I want them to remake FF8 just to annoy people.

This is what we need FF8

oliveira8:
I want them to remake FF8 just to annoy people.

That would be funny! And personally, I'd be just as inclined to buy 8 as 7. Niether of them were favorites of mine.

peterwolfe:

Mornelithe:
I agree Cantfakethefunk, they should just remake it so that we can stop asking for it. I like that idea.

Mmmmmmmeh. If I were them, I wouldn't want to waste a second on remaking it, especially when there are more Final Fantasy titles in production. Of course, I've never really seen the allure of FFVII, but meh, that's just me.

I absolutely loved it, and while I'd love to see a remake (understand, most of the gripe is coming from the original tech demo that Sony showed in what...2005 prior to the PS3's launch? Of a revamped FFVII intro), I haven't been foaming at the mouth for one. As I said though, just doing the remake would be great so it'd silence everyone asking for it, and allow the world to collectively move on to something else. heh.

TheTygerfire:
Not only that, but do you know how much money Square would make off it? Yeah it'll extend the falsehood that it's the "Greatest Game of All Time", but really I can deal with that more than the whining of VII's fanboys.

I'd bet you that if they did that, then haters would say that they're milking FFVII for all it's worth (I'm pretty sure they already are saying that).

So I guess there was an unspoken agreement to only remake the sprite based games? Unless of course they skip VII altogether, then we'll never hear the end of it. I wonder how much trouble it'll be to remake a 3D game?

anyone know what mistwalker is up to these days

on topic thay should just make it and get it over with then use the money to make a new chrono trigger

Dammit I want a Final Fantasy VIII remake! I'm starting to get tired of seven.

I heard they are going to release FF7 on PSP as well. Anyone know if that's true?

They should have remade it earlier. If they remake it now they will just fuck it up.

If they ever consider to remake a PS1 final Fantasy, please let them only update the graphics and sound engine.

The rest should stay as it is, no ruining voice overs, overacted motion capture, remixed soundtrack or any nice additional shit like a new hyperactive mascott or funky playable character.

Honestly, I don't know why they don't remake it, it would be much quicker and easier for them to make than coming up with a new idea, and it would make them a lot of money.

Maybe their waiting in case, things turn bad for the company and then they'll suddenly do it.

Et3rnalLegend64:
I'd bet you that if they did that, then haters would say that they're milking FFVII for all it's worth (I'm pretty sure they already are saying that).

So I guess there was an unspoken agreement to only remake the sprite based games? Unless of course they skip VII altogether, then we'll never hear the end of it. I wonder how much trouble it'll be to remake a 3D game?

Ain't that a bitch? They're caught in a catch-22: remake it and annoy the haters, don't remake it and piss off the fans. Can't please everyone.

OT: Ugh, again? It's available on PSN in good ol' nostalgia-vision, just download the thing and be happy. Why remake it, anyway? Anyone who's played it KNOWS what's going to happen. Hell, I've never played and I know what happens.

Hell I'm going to be different and say I want a FFIX remake.

Mornelithe:

peterwolfe:

Mornelithe:
I agree Cantfakethefunk, they should just remake it so that we can stop asking for it. I like that idea.

Mmmmmmmeh. If I were them, I wouldn't want to waste a second on remaking it, especially when there are more Final Fantasy titles in production. Of course, I've never really seen the allure of FFVII, but meh, that's just me.

I absolutely loved it, and while I'd love to see a remake (understand, most of the gripe is coming from the original tech demo that Sony showed in what...2005 prior to the PS3's launch? Of a revamped FFVII intro), I haven't been foaming at the mouth for one. As I said though, just doing the remake would be great so it'd silence everyone asking for it, and allow the world to collectively move on to something else. heh.

What? It wouldn't make them shut up at all! Not only would it mean that FF7 would be even more accessible to a current generation of gamers that didn't play the original, it'd open the forums to requests for other titles to be remade, thus continuing the problem! And considering all the crap that's been made for FF7 fans, I don't think they deserve the whole game a second time 'round.

I said it before, and I'll say it again... I don't see the appeal of the game. I like Final Fantasy games, but 7 is my least favorite out of all the ones I played. The music is good, that's all it has going for me.

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oliveira8:
I want them to remake FF8 just to annoy people.

That would be funny! And personally, I'd be just as inclined to buy 8 as 7. Niether of them were favorites of mine.

Indeed it would be, especially if the remake goes to the DS, like IV or III. Personally, I'd prefer a remake of FFVI that I can find (even the one for GBA is impossible to find for me) or FFIX.

Remake Chocobo Racing!!

I dunno, that still doesn't read like a "No" to me, it says "Not right now".

Maybe they want to milk the PSN release, I mean would you have buy it if you knew a next-gen re-make was on the way?

I'm not saying it is coming, but that quote reads like spin to me, Tony Blair would be proud.

CantFaketheFunk:

At this point, honestly, I just kind of want Square to remake Final Fantasy VII to make the fans stop asking about a remake of Final Fantasy VII already. I guess some things never die, no matter how much they ought to.

Yup. Thats what I've been thinking for a while...

Bring out VIII and IX for the PSN first, then I might care for a remake 6 years from now.

peterwolfe:

Mornelithe:

peterwolfe:

Mornelithe:
I agree Cantfakethefunk, they should just remake it so that we can stop asking for it. I like that idea.

Mmmmmmmeh. If I were them, I wouldn't want to waste a second on remaking it, especially when there are more Final Fantasy titles in production. Of course, I've never really seen the allure of FFVII, but meh, that's just me.

I absolutely loved it, and while I'd love to see a remake (understand, most of the gripe is coming from the original tech demo that Sony showed in what...2005 prior to the PS3's launch? Of a revamped FFVII intro), I haven't been foaming at the mouth for one. As I said though, just doing the remake would be great so it'd silence everyone asking for it, and allow the world to collectively move on to something else. heh.

What? It wouldn't make them shut up at all! Not only would it mean that FF7 would be even more accessible to a current generation of gamers that didn't play the original, it'd open the forums to requests for other titles to be remade, thus continuing the problem! And considering all the crap that's been made for FF7 fans, I don't think they deserve the whole game a second time 'round.

Well, speaking from a monetary stand point, S-E would be foolish not to. With the success of Bionic Commando: Rearmed, we can certainly draw the conclusion that any remade game, done well, and with the spirit of the original in mind, will make money hand over fist.

As for deserve? I dunno, I think largely, you're hearing from people who've already played the game, and would love to see it happen again. Additionally, and going by rough numbers here since vgchartz is usually lowballing numbers, it's the highest selling FF game of all time. By almost 2 million units.

Hell, I'd be happy if they took FFVII and just recreated it with Crystal Tools, no new fangled engine, just use what they have. Plain and simple. It'd sell like a crack+heroine+oxycontin hybrid.

I'd say that if the DS can handle it, port it to the DS. We already have FF3 and 4 on DS, why not go the full 1-7, and possibly 9?

I never understood why people hate FF.
The new ones are overdesigned and overbudget pieces of poo, but up through FFX they were great.
FF7 honestly was my favorite, however it was not THAT much better than the rest of them.....
also, NOT the greatest game of all time. Legend of Dragoon was a game in just the same genre that was better than FF7.

They should remake it to make the massive amounts of money off of it, and they would only really need to do a half-ass job too.

I wish square would just concentrate on their real gem... Secret of Mana. Remake that. No more terrible sequels though.

Mornelithe:

peterwolfe:

Mornelithe:

peterwolfe:

Mornelithe:
I agree Cantfakethefunk, they should just remake it so that we can stop asking for it. I like that idea.

Mmmmmmmeh. If I were them, I wouldn't want to waste a second on remaking it, especially when there are more Final Fantasy titles in production. Of course, I've never really seen the allure of FFVII, but meh, that's just me.

I absolutely loved it, and while I'd love to see a remake (understand, most of the gripe is coming from the original tech demo that Sony showed in what...2005 prior to the PS3's launch? Of a revamped FFVII intro), I haven't been foaming at the mouth for one. As I said though, just doing the remake would be great so it'd silence everyone asking for it, and allow the world to collectively move on to something else. heh.

What? It wouldn't make them shut up at all! Not only would it mean that FF7 would be even more accessible to a current generation of gamers that didn't play the original, it'd open the forums to requests for other titles to be remade, thus continuing the problem! And considering all the crap that's been made for FF7 fans, I don't think they deserve the whole game a second time 'round.

Well, speaking from a monetary stand point, S-E would be foolish not to. With the success of Bionic Commando: Rearmed, we can certainly draw the conclusion that any remade game, done well, and with the spirit of the original in mind, will make money hand over fist.

As for deserve? I dunno, I think largely, you're hearing from people who've already played the game, and would love to see it happen again. Additionally, and going by rough numbers here since vgchartz is usually lowballing numbers, it's the highest selling FF game of all time. By almost 2 million units.

Hell, I'd be happy if they took FFVII and just recreated it with Crystal Tools, no new fangled engine, just use what they have. Plain and simple. It'd sell like a crack+heroine+oxycontin hybrid.

Alright, that's fair enough, just say that next time. I maintain, however, that it wouldn't stop any of the screams of the FF fan for remakes, and that Square-Enix already has projects underway they'd want to focus on first. Plus, it's probably rather insulting to them that while they're making two new installments of the series, everyone's just complaining that they want an old game remade, so I doubt any of them particularly want to make concessions at this point.

oliveira8:
I want them to remake FF8 just to annoy people.

Lol. That would be fucking great!

Syvari:
I never understood why people hate FF.
The new ones are overdesigned and overbudget pieces of poo, but up through FFX they were great.
FF7 honestly was my favorite, however it was not THAT much better than the rest of them.....
also, NOT the greatest game of all time. Legend of Dragoon was a game in just the same genre that was better than FF7.

They should remake it to make the massive amounts of money off of it, and they would only really need to do a half-ass job too.

Wait, how can you call games that haven't come out yet bad, in good conscience? As far as I remember, the only one that isn't an mmo to come out was XII. One game hardly creates a trend.

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