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Final Fantasy 7’s director 'would love to do' a remake

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Get over this already.

People have been begging Square for a remake of their beloved Final Fantasy VII for years, but the company has crushed those hopes time and time again. Speaking to Eurogamer, the game’s director said he would love to remake the game. Doesn’t mean it’s happening though.

“I can honestly tell you I would love to do that,” current Final Fantasy series producer Yoshinori Kitase told Eurogamer. “If you simply ask me if I personally would like to do that, yes I would. Definitely. There’s no lie about it. But you must believe me when I say it would take a lot to happen.”

That “lot” would involve a lot of staff, and a lot of money – two things that Square Enix doesn’t have to spare.

“But should I ever take it on, it would have to be the biggest project I’ve done,” he said. “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.”

Square has said that they’ll only consider remaking VII if they make a game that surpasses it in quality. Some, like me, would say they already have, in FF8 and 9, but popular opinion generally says otherwise. I honestly don;t think Square should remake the game.

It was part of a zeitgeist; the first Final Fantasy on a new, CD based platform. It was many modern gamers first experience with the franchise and a remake would shatter the rose-tinted nostalgia that many gamers have for the game, and they’ll realise it’s not quite as good as memory has them believe.

Do you want a Final Fantasy VII remake?

Last Updated: February 18, 2014


  1. Umar Reborn

    February 18, 2014 at 13:37

    Nope….leave it be


    • Hammersteyn

      February 18, 2014 at 14:11

      Agreed. What they could do is expand on the story after the movie.


  2. Ottokie

    February 18, 2014 at 13:38

    This is still on my backlog to play, but everytime I want to start it, I end up finishing Final Fantasy 8 for the umpteenth time.


    • Hammersteyn

      February 18, 2014 at 14:12

      Same here but reversed.


  3. DarthofZA

    February 18, 2014 at 13:42

    I would want one, but not sure would actually play through it to the end again. I would rather play through 8 again.


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 18, 2014 at 13:43

    Let me play it first, then I’ll get back to you. But if it’s no better than 8, no.


    • RinceandLeSIGH

      February 18, 2014 at 15:02

      In some ways it is, in others not so much. I think you wouldn’t like it as much as 8.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 18, 2014 at 15:06

        Maybe I should just play Last Remnant instead then.


        • RinceandLeSIGH

          February 18, 2014 at 15:07

          Is that the final in its series? *tehehee


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 18, 2014 at 15:08

            …whatever… 😛

  5. Ektso Gedinkja

    February 18, 2014 at 14:00

    They should leave it. You cannot get anymore classic than that. Currently playing it again for the 2 millionth time on the Vita. Poor old Aeris…


  6. Woogie

    February 18, 2014 at 14:03

    FF VII has that uber nostalgia attached to it. A remake theoretically would be great, but knowing the world & gaming industry I would be to worried about them taking liberties and making to many changes “to better the experience”.

    Admittedly I would have loved for the analogs to have worked back then because running with the ? ? ? ? eventually kills the left thumb.


    • Ektso Gedinkja

      February 18, 2014 at 14:05

      This is the only thing that is wrong with the game.


  7. Tarisma

    February 18, 2014 at 14:06

    I would settle for a tablet edition. That would make so so happy.


  8. TiMsTeR1033

    February 18, 2014 at 14:10

    To look like this then I am in


    • RinceandLeSIGH

      February 18, 2014 at 15:04

      In what? The ground under him? hehehe


  9. Acornbread

    February 18, 2014 at 14:54

    Just a Steam version of IX thanks. 😀


  10. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 18, 2014 at 15:00

    Yeah, there is a very good reason why they don’t have a lot to spare, cus they’ve wasted it all on the shity Lightening series…


  11. hairyknees

    February 18, 2014 at 15:21

    If they literally left everything as is (gameplay mechanics, materia, monsters, etc etc etc) but just updated it with modern day gfx and visuals, MAYBE 😛


  12. Brian Murphy

    February 18, 2014 at 18:26

    As long as it’s strictly a remake, and not a ‘reimagining’ fine, I mean, they could redo certain move/GF effects, revamp the golden saucer games (and the other ones throughout the story) etc…. But, the story, plot, map etc… the same.

    That having been said, shut the fuck up about it until you have something to show us.


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