Final Fantasy VII remake priority, next-gen console release

Here we are again on the infamous Final Fantasy VII remake. Despite Square-Enix previously and publicly showing their interest in making the heavily requested remake, the company has now come out and said that a remake of the PS1 classic is no longer a top priority.

To refresh your memory, Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada said in 2010 that they were actively ‘exploring’ the possibility of developing a remake and also exploring the possibility of what platforms to bring the game to.

Since then, we have continued to hear small whispers on the game becoming a reality, but still no official details from the mouths of Square-Enix. Now though, one of the original designers for the game who is now a director, Tetsuya Nomura, has revealed that the company are putting new games first as a priority for the future, rather than thinking of a remake anytime soon.

Interestingly, in a translated interview with Famitsu, he revealed that another priority for the company is to develop new games which can match or even surpass Final Fantasy VII. Obviously, they are a long way off from doing that and Final Fantasy XIII or its sequel certainly hasn’t come close.

It also looks like a Final Fantasy remake will miss a release on current generation consoles and if they take as long as they have done with Final Fantasy Versus XIII than a remake, if there is to be one, will surely end up on the next-generation Sony PS4 and maybe even the next Xbox if Microsoft manage to strike a deal.

There seemed to be a great demand for the game last year, but that has well and truly fizzled out now as the company have enough trouble answering impatient fans on the status of Versus XIII. It’s still the dream that many fans want to believe will happen eventually though, so give us your thoughts on the fact that the FF7 remake is no longer a ‘priority’ for Square-Enix.

Do you agree that we’re more likely to see the game on next-generation consoles now?


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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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