FF VII Remake To Be ‘Explored’
Square CEO explains how it could happen after the jump…
Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has said that the possibility of a remake to the reknowned Final Fantasy VII will be explored given the huge amount of support there seems to be from the gaming community. FF VII originally came out on PSone back in 1997 and has been estimated to have sold around 9.8 million copies worldwide, making it the best selling Final Fantasy title ever. Its release on PSN was also met with excellent sales in Europe and America.
“Right now we don’t have a clear direction, but many fans have requested we remake Final Fantasy VII,” Wada revealed, suggesting Square is at a loss as to where to turn next after Final Fantasy XIII’s release. “We’re going to explore the possibility – whether or not we’re going to do it, if we’re going to do it, and the platform.”
A number of restrictions on the idea have been placed by other important Square staff. FF XIII director Motomu Toriyama has said he would need the right team to get it done. “If we can get the number of people we need by all means that would be the one I would really want to remake,” was his assessment. Meanwhile FF XIII’s producer Yoshinori Kitase as expressed his wish that if he were return to Final Fantasy VII, a game he directed, he would want to get it done in a single year. “If it were possible that we had all the right facilities and the right environment to be able to make and prepare a Final Fantasy VII remake within a year, we’d very much like a go at it.”