The one game in the entire Final Fantasy series that, it’s safe to say, every fan of the franchise wants to see given the HD treatment to is Final Fantasy VII. But according to Final Fantasy XIII Producer Yoshinori Kitase, that is all but an impossibility. When OXM asked about to possibility of when or if we will ever see a remake to the infamous game, he responded with:
“In the transition between XIII to XIII-2, it was quite easy because obviously we kept all the data and the engine – we had just finished using them so it was almost like they hadn’t gone cold. The technology was already warm and ready to use, so it was quite good. Also within the team, we still had a feel for the game, it was still new to us, still lingering with us, so we were ready to move on to the sequel.
“But if we were to take one of the past Final Fantasy titles and make a sequel to it, I think that would be a lot more challenging because when they were on PlayStation and PlayStation 2 their actual game volume was a lot bigger, kind of.
“Graphically they weren’t as advanced as they are now, but there were lots of towns and worlds and cities and whatever. So if we were to recreate the same kind of game – sequel or not – with the same volume, but give it a much higher level of graphical quality, it would us take three times, four times, even ten times longer to make such a game. So making a sequel for an old game would be a lot more challenging.”
Personally, I wouldn’t mind just getting the exact same game just with enhanced graphics. I recently tried going back and playing Final Fantasy VII and simply couldn’t deal with how bad the graphics were and I think a lot of fans are in the same boat. Hopefully the guys over at Square will hear our cries.