on 07 December 2014
While I agree that it was stupid of them to make this a moderate or any scale of on stage announcement (why troll your own fans) I do think that if SE tried to alter more than just the graphics of FF7 they would fuck it up. The only thing that gets me tho, why is this taking 7+ months to port over to the PS4? Would take less time to build a psone emulator from the ground up on the PC and get it working, are SE giving this port job to 1 intern or is there some extra work going to be done to it, because that amount of time for a straight port is weird.
Actually, this amount of time is normal for Square Enix. Took them 2 or 3 years to remaster FFX, took Naughty Dog at most one year (probably less) to remaster TLOU.
Some devs are just slower than others and Square Enix have proved time and time again that they are one of the slowest.
If I remember right 3 devs for 6 months than another 7 (total 10) for the other 6 months.... but that because of specific tunning torwards differents platforms.
Sony said that they could make a port of a PC game in less than 2 months with a really small team... so Yeah, SQ is taking their sweet time if they are releasing PC version with no further improvements... they had better contract 10 talented devs and made the remake on LBP3.