Remake or remaster? Or something else? What the heck is Square Enix doing with Final Fantasy X ?

After the announcement at last year's Tokyo Game Show, the fans got to talking…and worrying. If one of their favorite games was simply going to receive a high-definition upgrade like many other PS2 titles this generation, fine. But if it was more involved; if it was a "remake" in every sense of the word, how might Square Enix mess with the gameplay and other elements?

Well, don't lose any sleep over it. During an interview at the Taipei Game Show and as cited at AnalogHype , Square Enix boss Shinji Hashimoto confirmed that Final Fantasy X HD would be exactly what it sounds like: a remastered version of the original title. So now we don't have to march on Square Enix headquarters with torches and pitchforks.

Thank God…that's a long plane ride.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy X

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bentl78
bentl78
9 years ago

I was actually looking forward to a remake..

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

No remake, that would be too much work for SE.

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

It seems like doing ANYTHING is "too much work" for Squenix.

-Arvis

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

I'm still all for the pitchforks and torches, totally unrelated to this… Just saying

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

lol you just like a good party! ;p

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I'll bring a couple boxes of "barn burner" matches.

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
9 years ago

That's good to know. I can now relax knowing that Yuna won't bust out into a pop song every time she's doing a sending.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

Wow. I'm surprised to tell you the truth. I've actually become accustomed to Square-Enix making changes that are unpopular.

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
9 years ago

SE should remaster every single FF up to FF12, and this is all the glory they had and that was when Sakaguchi left the company as the vice executive president.


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 2/6/2012 3:56:00 AM

Ludakriss
Ludakriss
9 years ago

Ahh man. Don't diss the 12. It was so, vast and fun. Playful and mysterious and dark at times.

Good title.

Hahahha. Check this out. Much, more of an RPG that 13 eh? xD C'mon. 13's old now. We can stop being fans and be sensible =) Good gaming to y'all.

Dante399
Dante399
9 years ago

If it's trophy supported I'm all in. In fact if they make all their old games trophy supported on PS3 and whatever comes later, it'd be a fantasy coming true.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

IGN asked the same question…

DrRockso87
DrRockso87
9 years ago

I never imagined for a second Square-Enix had the intention of "remaking" the game from scratch. That would be absurd.

My question though is, will they simply upscale the resolution or will they give us a 'Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary' "remake" in the sense of better textures, resolution, features, etc.?

After all the wait, I'd be disappointed if now they're simply upscaling the resolution to 1080p with 60fps. If they decide that route then why not just realize an HD collection instead of one game?

wolfsinner
wolfsinner
9 years ago

I'm not sure if people understand that remaking the whole game would mean dedicating one of their main teams to the game. If so, the game would've been far more marketed by now….Or it would take them another 5 years to release it.

Though, what I've been hoping for is a complete visual make-over. New character models, higher-res textures, new animations, etc. That would be really pretty.
Final Fantasy X is my favorite FF (yeah, you read me), so I can't wait for this remastering regardless. 🙂


Last edited by wolfsinner on 2/6/2012 8:43:51 AM

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

FFX is a GREAT choice for favorite FF. 🙂

-Arvis

berserk
berserk
9 years ago

I really hope it s the international version with the dark eons and a more flexible character customization .

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

Yeah. that version felt like it was the complete version FFX.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I agree. That would be a very welcome addition.

As for me, this is my most anticipated game of the year. ;p Which is a little sad, I know, as it's a re-release.

JackC8
JackC8
9 years ago

I never played X but I'm looking forward to it in HD. Thank god they're not messing with it, I don't think too many people would want the folks who made XIII and XIV trying to "improve" anything.

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
9 years ago

Does anyone know when this is supposed to be released?

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
9 years ago

This is absoulutely my number 1 favorite game of all time. No game will ever come close. Not even FF7 remake. I love FFX!

Mystearica
Mystearica
9 years ago

Trophies + additional minigames I don't mind ^^