Final Fantasy VII won’t be remade until the series improves
The remake of Final Fantasy VII won’t happen unless the series shows improvement, says Suqare Enix’s CEO…
It’s without a doubt one of the most requested and desired video game remakes of all time, but Square Enix won’t be remaking Final Fantasy VII any time soon, according to CEO, Yoichi Wada.
Talking to shareholders, Yoichi Wada stated that new games in the Final Fantasy series must first better the seventh instalment before the company will remake it. He considers recent instalments of the series inferior to the fan favourite of the line, and believes that if they remake Final Fantasy VII with the series the way it is currently, it’ll end the franchise.
Only when a Final Fantasy game comes along and eclipses the classic will the remake possibly be considered, which, depending on your view of the PS One RPG, may well be something that can never happen until the game itself is remade and released. Talk about a catch-22 situation.
Yoichi Wada obviously feels strongly about this, and in a way his point does make sense, as remaking the seventh game would, essentially, undermine new instalments, but, at the same time, it’s also a guaranteed seller, and would fly off the shelves, boosting the series and introducing a whole new generation of players to the all-time classic.
Personally, I’d pay good money to be able to replay Final Fantasy VII with today’s tech behind it. And let’s make this clear, just in case the game is eventually remade. Leave it alone Square! Don’t cram in new silly battle systems or mess around with the story and Materia mechanics for the sake of it, just give us a great-looking, up-to-date version of the classic we all love. Do that, and we’ll be happy, and you’ll make a mint.
What do you think? Should Final Fantasy VII be remade at all? If so, should it incorporate new game mechanics, or be a faithful representation of the original? Is this whole situation simply in-your-face blackmail to get us all to buy more Final Fantasy games? Share your thoughts in the comments below.