I've been wondering about this ever since it was announced.
As we all know, talk of a Final Fantasy VII remake has been floating around the Internet for many years. However, that's not the only series installment long-time fans want to see remade with beautiful next-gen graphics; for example, Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy VIII are often discussed.
Of course, it'd be exceedingly difficult to produce a 16-bit adventure like FFVI, just because it's not a high-def overhaul at that point; the graphics would have to be built from scratch. Same goes for the PS1 games, really. It's part of the reason why Square Enix has never given us that FFVII remake and for the most part, it's understandable. But obviously, it could be done. If they really wanted to do it, it could be done. My question is this- are they using the recently released Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster as a fan litmus test of sorts?
In other words, if it proves extremely popular and sells very well, would that generate more internal discussions within the company concerning other remakes? Or, was this project simply a response to the many years of begging for a remake? The interesting part is that FFX and X-2 weren't usually near the top of the "most wished for FF remake" list, which is why I'm wondering about Square Enix's ulterior motives… If this new Remaster set is successful, however, I suppose it's more likely they'll deliver Final Fantasy XII HD because again, it'd just be a high-def upgrade, not an entire graphics teardown.
What do you think?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster