Because I don't think they do.
There was a time when I thought Square Enix had one final shot to redeem themselves in the eyes of old-school Final Fantasy fans. It was five seconds after the publisher announced Final Fantasy X HD .
Okay, so it wasn't the FFVII remake the entire world seemed to want for over a decade (good move passing on that opportunity, S-E). But at least it was a true-blue Final Fantasy and one that I have a great fondness for; seeing it redone with gorgeous high-definition visuals would've done my heart good. And now, with one of those infuriatingly vague placeholder dates (December 31, 2013), I'm starting to wonder if the company even remembers this project. Maybe they're just too focused on driving the franchise even further into the ground with Lightning Returns.
It just seems odd. Maybe they need a reminder…? Perhaps we all need to give Square Enix a collective poke or something. It's not that we're hearing about delays or other internal snafus; we're hearing nothing , as if the game has dropped off the face of the earth. It's like the head honchos at S-E have short-term memory loss: They announced it, walked off the stage, and forgot it. At least, that's what it feels like. I wonder if Square Enix even realizes that FFX HD is just about the only title their once-loyal legions of fans even care about at this point.
Nah. Probably not.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy X HD