You can tap but you cannot touch

Thanks to cellular and mobile technology getting more advanced, Square Enix has been able to milk transport Final Fantasy onto a range of platforms. But these ports have generally been of the older games, and not of the more modern titles in the stable. Why? Blame a lack of mobile space for the fact that you can’t perform limit breaks on your iPad.

Speaking to Shacknews, series producer Takashi Tokita explained how storage requirements for those games were one of the primary culprits keeping them off of iOS and Android devices right now. “Unfortunately, it’s not that it’s not impossible for us to develop Final Fantasy 7 for mobile,” Tokita explained.

It’s that currently, space will be an issue. Phones won’t be able to contain the space it takes. It’s over a gigabyte. People are probably going to have to wait a few years.

Looks like you’ll have to wait a bit longer then to get not the best Final Fantasy, 7 (IT’S FINAL FANTASY 8, SHUT YOUR FACE!) on your tablet device. Oh well, at least we’ll have Final Fantasy 6 on our hardware soon.

Last Updated: October 15, 2013

was reviewed on PC


  1. I am confused, surely you can get more memory for phones. So cater for those people!


  2. DarthofZA

    October 15, 2013 at 10:35

    Long live Darryn and his great understanding that 8 is better than 7!!!!


    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 15, 2013 at 10:38

      Pah, 7 was the best!


      • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

        October 15, 2013 at 11:16



    • Tiaan Pat

      October 15, 2013 at 10:48

      I have to agree, 8’s story line is better and GF’s rule. Even thou Cloud’s sword kicks some serious ass n gun blade still wins me over 😛


  3. Otto_ki

    October 15, 2013 at 10:36

    True its very cool that it will be on a mobile…but I believe you will not get that Final Fantasy feel you get on a console. FF games are usually very complex systems that need a lot of coordination selection wise.

    Also a gunblade limit break just feels “right” with the trigger on a controller 🙂


  4. TiMsTeR1033

    October 15, 2013 at 10:39

    In other News:


    • Otto_ki

      October 15, 2013 at 10:40

      Malema was voted off the island


    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 15, 2013 at 10:46

      Is that how you grow a beard Tanya? Since females don’t grow their own?


      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        October 15, 2013 at 10:51

        Thats not true, you should see my mum!


      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 15, 2013 at 10:51

        If you played Gta V. it would be funny..


        • Fair usage John

          October 15, 2013 at 10:59

          I’ll suffocate you with my beard!


  5. Fair usage John

    October 15, 2013 at 10:42

    Hopefully by “years” they mean “never coming”


  6. Brenz

    October 15, 2013 at 10:58

    Shut your mouth Darryn you dont know what you’re talking about!

    I hate you!


    • NecroRince

      October 15, 2013 at 11:12

      Hahaha! There there, care bare.


      • Brenz

        October 15, 2013 at 11:25

        he hurt my feelings


  7. NecroRince

    October 15, 2013 at 11:12

    Not sure I understand this. My phone has 16 gigs, and it’s shit. My boets has 32, and it’s not. 4 disks doesn’t equate to 8 gigs!


  8. Umar ZoMg Reiner

    October 15, 2013 at 11:26

    Mystic Quest was the best you oaf!


  9. Gerhard Davids

    October 15, 2013 at 11:33

    I like how the laud this as being what’s stopping them.
    But at the same time they say the work involved in redoing ffvii into current gen is just too much.

    Pick and argument sqeenix.


  10. Chris DeWet

    October 16, 2013 at 04:48

    Am I the only one who thinks Squall is just a cheap imitation of Cloud?


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