Final Fantasy VII Remake Still “Pretty Unrealistic”

February 22, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, Playstation

People have been going on about a Final Fantasy VII remake for ages, and it doesn’t help that Square Enix likes to tease us with PS3 tech demos. Unfortunately it still doesn’t look like we’ll be getting a remake anytime soon, with Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase providing yet another blow to millions of fans worldwide.

Speaking to TechDigest Kitase explained that Square Enix isn’t totally against a remake; it’s just that the development time required for such a large project makes it “pretty unrealistic”.

“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,” Kitase said, “But even Final Fantasy XIII has taken over three and a half years to create. If we were to recreate final Fantasy VII with the same level of graphical detail as you see in Final Fantasy XIII, we’d imagine that that would take as much as three or four times longer than the three and a half years it has taken to put this Final Fantasy together! So it’s looking pretty unrealistic to happen!”

Kitase makes a good point, plus developing the remake would mean less time spent on other projects. Do you want new games, or do you want a remake of one of most loved RPG’s of all time? I personally want new games and stories, because as much as I love FFVII I’ve played it, I know the story, and I’m not sure I want anything to ruin the original experience. It’s a game that made me fall in love with RPG’s, but it’s a great memory that should stay in the past whilst we look forward to an exciting future in gaming.