If they wanted to remake a Star Ocean, if should have been 2. The first Star Ocean is relatively boring and the fusion fantasy and Sci -fi is nowhere near as strong as Star Ocean 2. Star Ocean 2 is like Streets of Rage 2 where they're so much better than the first that I would recommend starting the series there.
Uh, they did. Both SO1 and SO2 were remade from the ground up on PSP. If they're releasing a port of the first one for Switch, then I see no reason they won't for the second one, barring horrible sales.