Arnold is going to absolutely hate me for writing this; his optimism – that seems to return afresh for every E3, concerning the possible announcement of a Final Fantasy VII remake – has been irretrievably dashed. But oh, it's coming.

Now wait a minute. Before you start quoting all the dozens of reports directly from Square-Enix and Final Fantasy creators, trust me; I've heard it all. I've heard the ridiculous estimations of how long it would take to recreate the game in full high-definition; I've heard the excuse that S-E would need to reassemble all members of the old team, and I've heard the widespread belief that Square-Enix simply isn't interested in the idea. But there are a few things that have happened recently that make Final Fantasy VII HD more than a possibility; they make it an inevitability .

Firstly, there's perhaps the most telling incident, which is when Square-Enix sort of mentioned an FFVII remake on their Twitter page, and the page virtually exploded. In response, the FF maker actually seemed very surprised, and ever since then, their tone concerning remakes or HD overhauls has been less black-and-white and more open to interpretation. Furthermore, Sega has acknowledged that fans of their old classics still exist, and still play games. It's why we're getting Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 . FFXIII sold plenty well enough and S-E has a promising lineup, but the outcry from long-time lovers – those who adored Squaresoft – is starting to intensify. Whether they choose to acknowledge it or not, this rising swell of animosity can't really be ignored much longer.

They have also given us all the Final Fantasy titles (or most all) on the PlayStation Network and Sony has been keen on asking developers and gamers about the idea of more HD remakes after the God of War Collection . Granted, that usually involves PS2 games but I've heard that PS1 classics are also up for consideration and if that's even remotely accurate, what game would top FFVII on a PlayStation fan's list for a high-definition overhaul? Maybe the original Metal Gear Solid , but that's about it, and that did get a remake on the GameCube, anyway. Look, it's only a matter of time. I swear. FFVII HD will become a reality.

And if it doesn't, I'll buy everyone who reads this article a…um…jelly bean.

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hellish_devil
hellish_devil
10 years ago

Ben, you better start buying those jelly beans because I really don't think is coming

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
10 years ago

FU** FINAL FANTASY VII HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GUYS DID YOU HEAR: HIDEO KOJIMA SAMA HAS A MASSIVE PS3 EXCLUSIVE COMING UP – TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ARTICLE…IT'S ON KOTAKU

PLEASE LET ME POST IT UP – OR AT LEAST REPORT IT HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*DIES*

http://kotaku.com/5567537/report-metal-gear-creator-has-massive-ps3-exclusive-game-in-the-works


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 6/19/2010 12:06:24 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

Stop with all the caps.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
10 years ago

Give Ben ALL of your thumbs up for this request.

___________
___________
10 years ago

yeah its a taboo game whats the big deal?
this is the game hes working on now, and the game thats holding back ZOE3.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
10 years ago

I'll help Ben buy jelly beans if necessary but i know FFVII is coming not HD but REMAKE. I KNOW IT

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

eLLejuss has the faith to move mountains!

frostface
frostface
10 years ago

You can send me my jelly bean right now please, I'd like to enjoy it while I'm still alive. Ya have two hopes of that happening, Bob Hope and No Hope!

psxmax
psxmax
10 years ago

Ben, make my jelly bean the Dr. Pepper flavored one.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

I'll take a Coca Cola one please.

Gotta say though, with all these 'remastered' in HD games for PS3 coming along, FFVII in HD might be a very welcome edition, especially if SE gives in and allows Sony to work on it for them.

fstop
fstop
10 years ago

I second that Coca Cola flavour Ben.

natho86
natho86
10 years ago

Lol here we go again.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

A great idea, and since SE said it would take 40 years I think it was, to remake the game with today's graphics, an HD update would be a cost effective solution to having screwed us gamers in the butt for all these years.

Then there is the sales of VII on PSN which went through the roof. I'm gonna call this myth Plausible.

When I had VII for PC I even used the mod to use the higher-def cloud from the Sephiroth fight in every battle. That game looks great on PC ūüôā

Edit: We are talking about a simple HD upgrade and not a full remake right?


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 6/18/2010 10:29:47 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

I'd be happy with just an HD update. Even though I still don't get why it would take "40 years" to make a full next gen remake.

If they do I bet it will be a PSN title.

NeoHumpty
NeoHumpty
10 years ago

Yeah, I don't want a full remake. Just HD it and keep it the same…maybe a few new Materia would be a nice plus, but I won't hold my breath on that.

B-RadGfromOV
B-RadGfromOV
10 years ago

40 years? No. Redone HD graphics and trophies and boom. maybe a year or two.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Well they did say 10 times what it took to make FFXIII, that's about 40 years. For the remake that is.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Yea the 40 years is a Square estimate not mine or Worlds.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
10 years ago

My favorites are JellyBelly Tutti Frutti flavor.

I dont think FF7 will be coming back any time soon. SE seems like they have a lot going on with KH3, v13, 14, and god knows what else.
But if FF7 was remade in HD i'd be first in line to preorder it.


Last edited by NoSmokingBandit on 6/18/2010 10:29:31 PM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

I hope it never happens

FFVII is fine as it is -_-
I don't get what's with people wanting a FFVII remake

MGS1 deserves a remake way more than FFVII does, imo. Even FFVI deserves a next-gen remake more than VII does.

Either way, the game is fine as it is.

I'd be more psyched for a BRAND new FFXV than FFVII remake


Last edited by Scarecrow on 6/18/2010 10:33:59 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

It isn't fine as it is because playing it on an HD set looks like a donkey took a poop on it.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

Then play it on a Standard TV like all consoles (except the new ones) are meant to be played.

Arvis
Arvis
10 years ago

Lame. I want voice acting. REAL cutscenes. A better english localization. Better animation in battle. This game defined a small period of my adolescence, and I would love to experience it in a more pleasing manner now that I am a grown man. This is about way more than just how the game LOOKS. If you're a REAL fan of Final Fantasy VII, you'd be excited about a remake.

Although I do agree that FFVI could benefit even more from a remake. I go back and forth with myself on which one I want more…

-Arvis

SolidFantasy
SolidFantasy
10 years ago

I'm with arvis. VII was a monumental achievement in gaming history. One that I'll always remember.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Even if I could find an ancient television I have nowhere to set it up. Get with the times man.

shindelion
shindelion
10 years ago

I'll take ma jelly beans in advance, Mail them to Canada.

Superman915
Superman915
10 years ago

make my jelly bean blue. Like the PS3 this site was supposed to give away.

CHAOS THEORY X
CHAOS THEORY X
10 years ago

haha, yea why is that still up?

godsman
godsman
10 years ago

I'm pretty sure people don't want a remastered PS2 game, but a PS3 game of FFVII.

I'm not hoping too much. I am just praying that the following will show in TGS:

FFX, FFX2, FFXII HD in one blu-ray
MGS series in HD blu-ray
gameplay of The Last Guardian
FFXIII VS footage (doesn't make sense to come out after FFXIV)

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

I don't like jelly beans but I'll take a beer.

=P

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
10 years ago

Compromise…. A Sam Adams Jelly Belly.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Deal!

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
10 years ago

lol Finally, a FFVII-remake-on-the-horizon thread and it gets derailed by jelly beans.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

thats because we already gave up on a FF7 remake so we chose to focus on the jelly beans. theres no way in hell square enix would cater to its fans now, plus free jelly bean.

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

Worst case scenario, I like the rum ones.

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

But I'll get everyone two jelly beans if they don't announce FF VII HD/Remake at TGS.

TWO JELLY BEANS PEOPLE!!


Last edited by main_event05 on 6/18/2010 11:54:32 PM

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
10 years ago

TGS?… This TGS? You are quite the optimistic one! I hope you are right.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

Please make mine toasted marshmallow

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

Toasted Marshmallow? That it? You should take advantage of the fact that you get two. Did you know that mixing a Butter Popcorn and a Blueberry tastes just like a blueberry muffin? Not that I'll have to pay out. I'm very sure of my prediction.


Last edited by main_event05 on 6/19/2010 10:12:07 PM

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
10 years ago

I'll take the pink jelly bean. Lol jk but you never know, SE could pull a David Jaffe on us.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

but jaffe listens to the fans, square enix just asks retarded questions then ignores the site demolishing response they got.

CHAOS THEORY X
CHAOS THEORY X
10 years ago

Why o why do you do this to us!?

Toasted Marshmallow

Nlayer
Nlayer
10 years ago

Now just watch, it'll be ported to the 3DS just to spite you. lol.

I wish they would release an HD version on the Playstation only. ūüôĀ

Victor321
Victor321
10 years ago

Jellybeans? I love Jellybeans!!


Last edited by Victor321 on 6/18/2010 11:24:18 PM

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

I bet your model eats more than my model.

Victor321
Victor321
10 years ago

And that's why my model looks healthy and can smile unlike yours =)

Because she can control her eating habits, and not look like a pale ghost ^.^


Last edited by Victor321 on 6/19/2010 1:32:22 AM

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

yukorin can smile. I'll change pics later.

p.s. who is your model??

Victor321
Victor321
10 years ago

Well, my good friend main_event05….

she's not a model!! =P

She's a random Japanese Girl I found on the internet, and even if she is a model, I'm sorry, I do not know her name. I am sorry if I disappointed you =(

You can say you won, but really, I found all the model stuff extremely funny =)

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

Wow, if she isn't she should be. and my taunts are all in fun. no hard feelings?

Victor321
Victor321
10 years ago

None at all! I enjoyed every second, it was fun ^.^