Square Enix has released another statement to counter the many fan requests for a remake of Final Fantasy VII, something that has been clamoured for since the PS3 tech demo showed the opening sequence of the game in glorious HD.
Instead of simply saying no, or some sort of extended maybe, Square has said that if it remade Final Fantasy, it would mean the end of the series, as it would be an admission that the company was unable to produce something better. Apparently the goal for the last few Final Fantasy games has been to improve upon VII, considered by many to be the pinnacle of the long running series.
Head of Square Enix Mr Yoichi Wada said that: “The new Final Fantasy must overcome the Final Fantasy of the past.”
Of course most would agree the company has failed there so far. While VIII has its, fans, X too, XI has become the most profitable in its time and there are those that liked the others too, VII seems to remain the critically acclaimed and fan favourite. It sounds like internally that’s somewhat the case too.
This release comes shortly after a hint last week that a revamped PC edition of VII was in the works. A cached page on the Square website seemed to suggest cloud saves, a character tweak system along with updated graphics and sound would soon be released. There would even be achievements for those that wanted that 100 % completion to be a public thing.
It would seem weird for Square to have its own page on such a thing, but the denials keep coming hard and strong. What do you think?