ON CLOUD NINE

Square Enix An­nounces Re­make of Fi­nal Fan­tasy VII

GAX (Malaysia) - - NEWSWIRE -

Af­ter al­most what ap­pears to be two whole decades, fans of the Fi­nal Fan­tasy se­ries – es­pe­cially Fi­nal Fan­tasy VII – are fi­nally hav­ing their long­stand­ing wish come true in the form of a Fi­nal Fan­tasy VII re­make, cour­tesy of Square Enix.

The com­pany made the an­nounce­ment at its E3 2015 show­case through the help of a pretty cin­e­matic trailer which, well, re­ally doesn’t say much about what ex­actly the game en­tails. But ac­cord­ing to a GameSpot in­ter­view with di­rec­tor Tet­suya No­mura, there is a pos­si­bil­ity that the game’s sto­ry­line would de­vi­ate slightly from that of the orig­i­nal, as there is al­ready an ‘en­hanced PC’ port of Fi­nal Fan­tasy VII for iOS and PS4 that’s slated for re­lease this year end.

“We’ve an­nounced an HD port ver­sion on the PlayS­ta­tion 4, and then we have the re­make com­ing to PS4,” No­mura said through a trans­la­tor. “You’ll have this ex­tremely, very, very pretty FFVII ex­ist­ing on the same plane. We feel that if that hap­pens, it’s like, why have the same ex­act game?” he said.

“We think that if a game is on a cer­tain plat­form and that plat­form be­comes ob­so­lete, then we’d rec­om­mend play­ing the new port ver­sion,” No­mura added. Apart from that, other de­tails such as the plat­forms that the game will be made avail­able on are still scarce. The only thing we have to work with for the time be­ing, are the words ‘Play it first on PlayS­ta­tion’ that ap­pears at the end of the trailer, which in­di­cates that the game will likely be avail­able for other plat­forms like the PC and Xbox One. Square Enix hasn’t pro­vided a re­lease date ei­ther, only men­tion­ing within their of­fi­cial press re­lease that they have sim­ply ‘be­gun pro­duc­tion’ on the re­make. As a re­sult, the ques­tion of just how long it would take be­fore the fin­ished game sees the light of day is pretty much any­one’s guess at this point.

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