Square Enix isn’t working on an HD remake of Final Fantasy VII. At least, that’s what the publisher keeps telling everybody, but nobody seems willing to believe it. Game producers Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have addressed the issue yet again, claiming this time that it would be an incredibly difficult and lengthy process to remake something like Final Fantasy VII.
“It is a result of considering HD graphics will be the mainstream. Considering the amount of work to make graphics that deserve HD, it is hard to make towns in the conventional style,” explains Toriyama. “In the limited period of development time, to convey the the great story that deserves the name of Final Fantasy, and to convey the battles that entertain players enough, we condensed each element.”
Kitase adds: “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.”
Personally, I hope Final Fantasy VII never gets remade. I still think the original is terrific, and I think Square Enix ruined it enough with its stream of sequels and prequels that bogged down the original story in anime bullsh*t and characters that were shoehorned in so roughly it’s impossible to imagine them fitting with the original game’s universe. I see no good coming from a remake.