Fresh doubt for Final Fantasy 7 remake

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We have some interesting new information on the status of the infamous and never-ending Final Fantasy 7 remake to share with you now. Fresh doubts have been cast on the possibility of a remake arriving in the near future, after Square-Enix CEO president Yoichi Wada recently stated that having a remake would basically kill off their franchise for good.

An explanation is obviously required for such a bold statement and luckily the main man at Square-Enix provided it. When speaking to shareholders, he has apparently said that in order for the team to make a Final Fantasy 7 remake, Square-Enix has to first develop a game which surpasses that of the PS1 classic.

Although not specifically naming titles, he also said that right now – the team has so far not lived up to this requirement, basically confirming that in his mind the likes of Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and FFXIV are not good enough to polish FF7′s boots.

While it is obviously disappointing that a remake remains a distant dream, you can perfectly understand Wada’s logical and reasoning behind saying such a thing. At the moment, all fans want is a remake of older games – with Final Fantasy X HD a classic example. If they remade Final Fantasy VII now, what would Square-Enix do after that? The following game after a FF7 remake would almost certainly not live up to the same expectations, so you can definitely understand that they want to bring out a FF7 limit breaker first before launching their ultimate weapon.

It looked at one point that Final Fantasy Versus XIII could well be the game that has the right to be discussed in the same breath as Final Fantasy 7, but Square-Enix are still playing silly games on the status of this title, instead choosing to remain silent on its current whereabouts.

Final Fantasy 14 isn’t exactly top of the RPG wish list either for many fans, although we would say that the company’s Luminous Engine tech demo at E3 was very impressive indeed. Considering how long they took to release Final Fantasy XIII, we don’t even want to think at the time the company may need to bring out a game that tops FF7.

Should we all call it a day and presume that a remake is never coming? Failing that, Square-Enix could probably survive on just remaking Final Fantasy 1-12. Let us know your thoughts on these latest developments.

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  • lil brenda

    im set with ffx hd. k thx bye square enix.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526023309 Daniel Maes

    I don’t want a FFXII “Remake” I want it Remastered!

  • http://www.facebook.com/metalangel7 Bernice Bonsu

    i say ff7 to 12

  • Mase0303

    The previous ff titles soundtracks have added so much feeling to the game and I don’t think, since Uematsu has not been creating them, that they have been anywhere near as good. Look at ff7, every single theme was perfect for the scene/moment, theres never any doubt whereas the newer soundtracks are lacking this. FF12 had an immense boss theme though. Its only really ff12 and 13 that have been disappointing although I enjoyed 12, it was like a mini ff11 and they were onto something with the open world feel.

  • Bishop_1_die

    i seriously doubt that ff7 remake would kill the franchise i think its what you call supplying the demand of us the people that buy these games and lets face it its been downhill for square enix for a long time newer games just dont cut it .. ff7 was pure genious and to have this game brought back to us in todays fantastic graphics would re-ignite that lost sparkle that square enix used to bring us .. cmon lets face it after ff7 all is not lost remakes of 8 and 9 equally would be impressive .. 7 forever though .. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/daniel.l.nguyen Daniel Nguyen

    if they are stubborn on remaking FF7, how about remaking Xenogears?  FF7 took the funding from Xenogears towards the end of development so thats why Xenogears disc 2 was like a storybook instead of a game.

  • Waskesiu

    Just start the remakes from FF1 and go on from there. 1, 2, 3, and so on! I would play every one!

  • Atlasoflegion

    I was a freshman in high school when I got my first playstation via a friend I purchased a used bundle from.  Final Fantasy 7 was one of 12 games I picked up from that deal.  I spent countless hours going through the game and to be honest, I’ve NEVER played anything like it since.  The story alone was beyond anything I’ve read…character development was just astonishing…everything and everyone had a place.  This game has had a special place in my heart that just can’t be met or challenged by anything I’ve played in the last 15 years and I’ve played every Final Fantasy that’s been available up to ff13-2.  Remaking ff7 for today’s gamers (and us original players) wouldn’t ruin the company’s series, but promote them in the end for staying true to their fans!  We’re the reason this series continues in the first place from the money they gain via game sales!  Please your fans once again by doing them justice and releasing a great game for todays gamers!  Putting out ff7 using current tech would not only please us ‘old school’ gamers into a ‘materia hard-on’, the story was so damn good that the new age players would enjoy a stand alone “first time” kick ass run through!  I can’t recall the first time I picked up the, knights of the round materia and linked it with the w-summon and ‘mimed’ it to completely OWN Sephiroth at the end!  (yeah, that’s the easy way if you trained Chocs, blah blah :P)