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Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase on FFVII remake: ‘It would take a lot to happen’

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Posted on February 17, 2014 AT 06:05am

A remake of Final Fantasy VII would have “to tick lots of very big boxes” before becoming a reality, according to Final Fantasy series producer Yoshinori Kitase.

“I can honestly tell you I would love to do that,” he replied when asked about a possible remake. “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.”

Kitase named ”staff availability and budget” as two major barriers to entry for the remake. However, another major hurdle is Kitase’s motivation to actually do it. ”Even if I casually say I would like to do that, because it would be a huge project I would have to motivate myself to the level that I really am prepared to take on this huge responsibility,” he said.

“I don’t know if those three things will happen simultaneously. It has to tick lots of very big boxes. I won’t rule out the possibility, but it would take a lot to make it happen.

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

Source: Eurogamer

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