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Four Reasons You'll Never See an HD Final Fantasy VII Remake

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Carl2291 said:
Theyre wrong.

1. They wouldnt have done it by now. They still need to finish off the entire VII story AND remake 5 and 6.

2. Companies deny secrets all the time. Nintendo said the Wii U wouldnt be announced until the Wii sold like 40 Million units in the US. Yeah.

3. Bullshit. Simply bullshit. They have the story, they have the music, they have the voicecast. They have the engine. It could be done within 3 Years, easily.

4. VII would probably sell the same as, if not more than, XIII did. Its by far the most popular game they ever released, ots by far the most wanted Remake of all time. Shit, even on YouTube the most viewed FF video is the PS3 tech demo.

5. I want it.


i hope you are right



 

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Honestly, I could actually see Square Enix or someone else (as I will explain in a moment) remake Final Fantasy 6 or 7 but I don't think they will do this on their own ...

While I wouldn't expect this, one of the most likely (in my opinion) ways that these games would be remade is if Nintendo made a deal with Square Enix. Hypothetically speaking, Nintendo could trade IPs with Square Enix (and possibly pay Square Enix on top of this) allowing one of Nintendo's developers (Camelot or Monolth) to produce a remake of Final Fantasy and Square Enix to make a Nintendo game.

Unlike Square Enix, Nintendo could (probably) justify the massive cost because they would get two exclusive games that were (almost) ensured success, and a Final Fantasy remake being exclusive to a Nintendo system would help Nintendo convince core gamers to adopt to their system.

While I would say that this is a long-shot, Nintendo has made deals like this in the past. The problem I see is that these previous attempts were only moderately successful for Nintendo. Personally, I would argue that they were unsuccessful because Nintendo didn't make enough of these deals, but Nintendo's management may see it a different way.



badgenome said:
TL;DR version

1. Yoichi Wada
2. Yoichi Wada
3. Yoichi Wada
4. Yoichi Wada

So true. 

I don't buy SE's BS about how it would take ~10 years to make this like gamers want.  And all because it has towns?  OMGZ, NOT TOWNS!!  While we have open world games with larger cities than in FF7 (at least the parts you could explore).  Plus, most of the work is already done for them.  Story, character and enemy designs, environments, and battle statistics.  The only thing they would have to really do is touch up some of the dialogue, record mtion capture and voices, and take the pre-rendered backgrounds and convert them into 3D poly models.  This would cut production time in about half, as well as make it cheaper than the development of a brand new game in the franchise. 

Of course, if they do make a remake, I would want them to wait to put it on the PS4.  This way the graphics can be closer to the original backgrounds than if it were on the PS3.  It would also give the PS4 a killer game for all regions.



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It will make them money, after SE failing so much this generation they will make it.



FFVII fans don't realize that it is just not popular anymore and it will never sell enough to make it worthwhile, especially since it would only sell to old fans and would no way draw in the fps/action audience.



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for a company struggling, wouldn't the smart bet be to make and release a game they know would sell well, especially when they don't even need to take the time to redesign shit?

It just seems like a relatively quick thing to do, and it'd sell 5 million at least. I don't know why they chose to release FFX as a remake on PSV/PSP but not this.

I kind of want a FFVI remake, but something inside me isn't too keen on that, since the VI advance port was pretty definitive, and that game doesn't need fancy HD graphics.



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Runa216 said:
for a company struggling, wouldn't the smart bet be to make and release a game they know would sell well, especially when they don't even need to take the time to redesign shit?

It just seems like a relatively quick thing to do, and it'd sell 5 million at least. I don't know why they chose to release FFX as a remake on PSV/PSP but not this.

I kind of want a FFVI remake, but something inside me isn't too keen on that, since the VI advance port was pretty definitive, and that game doesn't need fancy HD graphics.

That could actually be a GOOD thing.

Final Fantasy X would be a lot faster and easier to remake, it's the second most popular Final Fantasy game and they are testing the waters with it. The sales of FFX HD will probably be the decider of whether they make a Final Fantasy VII remake or not. By the time Final Fantasy X HD is out, they will probably have the development kits of the next generation consoles, the earlier they start the better.



My god, all I know is that they'll ruin it. I'd prefer FF6 remake or FFXV first.

... infact just FFXV, I miss Final Fantasy.



Hmm, pie.

pezus said:

My momma always said to blame the guy at the top, so I do

lol, fair enough. i suppose some things are Wada's fault.



Nothing the article says convinces me that, there won't be a remake.

1. "They would have done it by now". No, the opportunity spoken of in the early 2000s was mainly filled with spins offs and ways to expand the FF Universe, non of which had the production values of an original FF title. More importantly Square were simultaneously making FFX, FFXI and FXII from 2001, where would they find room for a full scale FFVII remake? On top of that the ps2's hardware was not powerful enough to warrant a remake of the most cherished FF title, especially with Advent children showing everyone what the FF universe is supposed to look like when unimpeded by hardware.

`2. "they've said no for 6 years." Thats becuase the last 6 years has had their teams dedicated towards making Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy (FFXIII, FFvXIII, FFt0, FFXIII-2) and FFXIV. A full on HD remake would warrant a more prestigious team, then those who have worked on the the DS titles or Crystal chronicles. As the majority of the bespoken titles have now been released, a FFVII remake is more likely then now then has been in the last 6 years.

3"It would take too long". No. It will take long, but thats the nature of video game production. Video game development cycles have stayed relatively stable; 2-4 years. FFXIII development for ps3 started in 2005 and square has already stated that the 4-5 year devlopement cycle (FFXII's was 6 years!!) is due to them creating the crystal engine which delayed the games production. We're now well into this generation of titles, development time will be reduced.


"Theres no money". Nonsense. A FFVII remake is probably the most profitable investments square could make, naturally it will steal resources and probably delay whatever numbered title it gets release in front of (FFXVI) but it would probably sell well into double digits (millions) and would definitely be multiplatform, unless sony buys exclusivity.

The announcement of the FFX remake should give 7 fans all the hope in the world. Its said to be using the FFXIII's engine! Square will slowly make their way through the series' back cataloge. For those wandering, their remaking X to celebrate its 10th anniversary.