So, how's that Final Fantasy X HD project coming along?
Square Enix has provided us with a progress report and the good news is that it's "approaching the final stages of development." We still don't get a release date, though.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase said they're taking their time, so the new vision "won't ruin the memories" that these games instilled in all of us over a decade ago. Remember, this remaster package also includes Final Fantasy X-2 HD . As for the visual upgrade, the team has "modified the characters and polygons, one by one" and they've also updated the textures. Added Kitase:
"Not everything has changed, but the main character expressions in cut-scenes have been altered. However, simply adding polygons can subtly change impressions, so we're constantly checking while revising to make sure we don't ruin the image of Tidus and Yuna for the fans."
We don't recall other developers saying it was such a meticulous challenge to issue an HD remaster of a classic PS2 game but hey, so long as we get what we desire. And at least we'll get a couple real Final Fantasy games in high-def before the generation is over.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy X HD, Final Fantasy X-2 HD