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Square – Final Fantasy VII Remake Would Take Too Long

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Posted on November 29, 2011 AT 06:35am

THE BUZZ: Every RPG fan in the world has been hoping and praying for the day that Square-Enix announces a Final Fantasy VII remake, but everyone fears that day will never come. Now, Final Fantasy XIII Producer Yoshinori Kitase has pretty much put the final nail in the coffin.

When asked about the possibility of a remake by OXM he gave the following response:

“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.”

EGM’s TAKE: It’s a bitter pill to swallow but it appears that this is one HD remake that will never see the light of day.

Source: OXM

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett has only been covering the gaming world for a short while, but he’s eager to make his mark. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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