Ever since Sony created and showed off an HD, graphically updated sequence from Final Fantasy VII as a tech demo at E3 to prove just how impressive their new PS3 console was, fans have been salivating over the idea of a full-fledged remake to one of the most popular RPG’s ever created.
However, according to Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase in an interview with Ultimania magazine, they currently have no such plans. In fact, many fans fail to realize just how difficult a task it would be to update FFVII, while simultaneously remaining true to the spirit of the original game. Kitase believes that if they were to remake the game (and again, they aren’t), it would take quite some time.
“This issue is related to whether a Final Fantasy VII remake will happen or not. It is very hard to make games on PlayStation 3 in the same style as the games in that era had. Making graphics will take enormous time.”
While it does seem, from his comment, that there really are no plans to proceed with an FFVII remake, it’s hard to ignore the fact that he doesn’t outright deny the prospect. One can’t help but to think that they’ve at least considered it, and probably have production notes sitting around somewhere, should the time ever come.
What you can say for certain though is that if it does happen, it’s not going to see the light of day for a long, long time.