At E3 2016 Square Enix shocked the world by finally announcing Final Fantasy VII Remake, a project fans had been hounding them to make for years. No doubt about it, a new take on Final Fantasy VII is a big deal, but some of us preferred other PlayStation Final Fantasy games. What about the Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy IX loyalists? Will they ever get big-budget remakes?
IB Times UK recently asked Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age director Takashi Katano for his thoughts on further remasters and remakes, and he seemed to hint more remakes were the more likely possibility…
"Final Fantasy 12 is a PS2 title, and you look at the other titles in the series and technologically anything before the PS2 era is going to be quite difficult to do a modern remaster of to a suitable level of quality. That means a [future revisited Final Fantasy] is far more likely to be a remake."
So, if Square Enix were to remake another classic PlayStation title, which one would it be? According to Katano, that's all up to the fans.
"We really have to hear their voices on that, if they want to see a remake or a remaster of a certain game then that's more likely to be the one we go for. I've personally been working at Square Enix for 20 years now and I've got a lot of memories from that time. I think the way that we look at it is not the game that we would like to remake it's really down to what the players, the fans, want to see."
Well, if that's the case, let me kick off the "Remake Final Fantasy IX" campaign, now! That one was always been my favorite PSOne Final Fantasy, and one of the series' very best.
Of course, we'll still be waiting a while for the Final Fantasy VII Remake. The game won't be coming out until 2018 at least, and may end up even later, as director Tetsuya Nomura is also very busy with Kingdom Hearts III. For now, I suppose we'll just have to play the original versions of Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and IX, and dream of what might be.
[via IB Times UK]