Final Fantasy VII remake still not happening


Maybe it's time to let go?

A friendly reminder that everyone's favorite Final Fantasy will probably never receive a next-gen face-lift. This of course, was driven home by recent statements from series producer Yoshinori Kitase who, in an interview with Eurogamer, revealed that there are still no plans for a remake of Final Fantasy VII and that "... it would take a lot to happen." That is of course, not to say it isn't a possibility, so much as a very remote one. Some of the road-blocks listed include budgetary concerns, time-constraints, as well as the overall passion of the staff. No doubt, recreating a game of that scope would require a lot of hard work and dedication, and while fans may be passionate enough, the staff may want to focus their efforts on developing something new.


Even if I casually say I would like to do that, because it would be a huge project I would have to motivate myself to the level that I really am prepared to take on this huge responsibility. I don’t know if those three things [staff, budget, motivation] will happen simultaneously. It has to tick lots of very big boxes. I won’t rule out the possibility, but it would take a lot to make it happen.

But, should I ever take it on, it would have to be the biggest project I’ve done. My life work. So I would have to be as highly motivated as that to end up with something I’m very happy with. It’s a huge thing for me.


You can check out the full interview here. He also provides plenty insight on the decision to bring Final Fantasy X and X-2 to the PlayStation Vita. Of course, seeing as none of this has anything to do with a proper sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics, my own interest quickly waned, as should yours.

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