We have reason to believe Square Enix will announce a "high-profile remake" at Sony's E3 press conference this year.

Now, we're not about to give away sources but let's look at it this way: Square Enix has suffered a number of financial setbacks this generation and historically, when publishers begin to flounder, they tend to turn to tried-and-true formulas to regain some stability. They have also been bombarded by long-time fans this entire generation and although it appears S-E hasn't listened, things may be changing. You can find evidence of that in some recent Final Fantasy XIII-2 details , which claim the developers "are listening" to the fans.

Plus, remakes have proven to be quite popular in the past, and considering the publisher's position, they may take a gander at their past triumphs. The information we have is a trifle vague and it's possible that the word "remake" may be inaccurate. But based on what we've heard, it doesn't sound like anything that relates to FFXIII-2 or Versus XIII . The bottom line is that Square Enix needs to make a relatively big splash soon, and they won't do it with Deus Ex: Human Revolution . They know they'll do it with something that will say to their fans, "see, we're still here. And we love you." No, seriously.

We've been pretty rough on S-E in the past. But now, we have reason to believe that some very big news is on the horizon…  But P.S.: we have no idea which FF might be remade.

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GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
9 years ago

Honestly, if they're going to remake a FF game, why would they choose any other game over VII?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

There are better games in the series, that's why.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

No there aren't

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

FF VI for example.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

Gotta agree with WorldEndsWithMe. FF VII is the best game in the series, and I've played a large number of them.

A FF VII remake would be absolutely fantastic. A dream come true for us, and the profits would make Square Enix happy.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

There's no way 100% of us are actually going to agree on what Final Fantasy was best. For me FF6 , FF7 and FF9 had the best 'feels' for me.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

Forgot to add that I didn't put FF10 down because I don't think anything after FF9 needs a remake. However, if SE want to remaster those games in HD for the PS3 I'm all for it.

I_defenestrate
I_defenestrate
9 years ago

@shadowscorpio

My thoughts exactly.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

Gosh this is a deabte which has gone on for years and will continue to until the end of time. I just say its between from VI to X, all them games are superb and My opinion changes on the matter frequently.

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
9 years ago

There is no "better" game: it all depends on individual reception.

So when you argue a point, let's say: "I hate FFVII and FFVI kuz is WOAY better KUZZ their villain is a nonsensical nihilistic maniac harlequin, instead of like a certain emo mamma's boy, kuz DUUH KUUZZZZ," what you're actually saying is: "I'm insecure that I can't feel the way you do about FFVII; am I missing out? Is FFVI, the product that I love really inferior? SHIT, DOES THAT MAKE ME INFERIOR?!?!? NO F**KING WAY. FFVII IS SHIT, I'M DEFENDING MY CASE, RIGHT NOW. YOU BUNCH OF CONFORMIST FANBOYS GUURAARAGAAAGHAGAHG."

I rest my case.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

Quite so…

Deathb4Dishonor
Deathb4Dishonor
9 years ago

While i loved 7 and would love to see i remake on it i doubt they will remake any of them… But something tells me that if anything they will do a HD collection or something…. But would definitly love for themto do a FFVII remake cause it's my favorite, i also wouldn't mind FFIV,FFV,FFVI,or FFVIII

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

It is preference based, for sure. Every argument is entirely subjective.

Oh, except for the fact FFVII sold millions more than any of the others and remains the best selling FF to date… and was a top selling PSN title for a while too… Those arguments are objective. As more Playstations are sold, the later FF's sold less. And if you thought FFVI or FFV were the best? Well, even doubled up in one release it couldn't even touch FFVII.

I get why people love FFVI better. It probably has the best story. FFVII rivals the story now that we have a much more complete story from all the prequels and sequels. But I bet most people who have at least tried more than 1 FF would say FFVII is their favorite. Based on media, sales, and FFVII remake clammoring, I would say it's a pretty safe bet.

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Actually underdog, that's debatable. Google FFVIII wikipedia and you see what I'm talking about. But make sure to read everything.

VIII sold a shit ton too and has just as big a fan base as VII.

But yeah, check out the FFVIII WIKI.

I hate talking about VII and VIII cause it always gets me hyphy. Catch 22 I guess.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I'm well aware of all the wiki stuff. And I've read all the bogus debates about Rinoa being Ultimecia and other stuff. It doesn't take a ton of people to feed into fan fiction.

At the end of the day, FFVIII only sold 75% as well as FFVII. I'm not sure which of the two I like better, to be honest. But that doesn't change the fact that sales wise, FFVII is clearly the most popular. All other debates are subjective and un-resolvable.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 6/1/2011 9:59:28 AM

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Ok, so you don't have to read everything if you check out VIII's wiki. Just read the reception link. Just checked the wiki to seewhere exactly the info was.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Personally, I'd prefer a remake of FFVIII, but as some will know that's because if they do a faithful remain of FFVII I will not get past the mid-point of the game.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Yeah, I guess I should have explained better.

I know pretty much all of that and everything else there is to know about the PS1 FF's already.

But there are too many other factors that play a part and it still doesn't justify why FF7 sold so many more copies when at it's release there were less than half the Playstations sold as there were when FF8 came out. It also should be no surprise that FF8 would sell so quickly after following the success that was FF7. The only other fact that bragged about FF8 was the value of it's cutscenes. Which for sure were awesome. Most all Square cutscenes were awesome.

I mean, FF7's strategy guide alone sold millions of copies. FF8's didn't. This is all despite the fact that from a production standpoint, FF8 was better. FF9's production values were better still than FF8, yet that also sold less than it's predecessor.

So my opinion stands. All other arguments are subjective as debates about cutscenes and storylines are not even quite on the same level for comparison. One has better tech and better character development, yet it still is only 75% as well received as it's predecessor. That speaks to something.

As for my own opinion, while character development was better in FF8, the FF7 characters have far more potential to become big and meaningful characters. Afterall, all of FF8's characters have the exact same childhood background. So of course it was easy to develop their characters when they were all established in the exact same environment. You know what I mean?

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@Highlander
I came across a FFVII memory card on ebay where they sell a memory card with 8 saves, one of which has Aeris alive and well after her end of disk one mishap.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Underdog, that might actually be worth getting, because there's no way I'll go any further without her…I shall have a look – though I wonder whether it will work with the PSN version of the game.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 6/1/2011 10:59:01 AM

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
9 years ago

Mystic Quest is the bestest evur guys! Amiright?

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I'm not sure, Highlander. I did it way back with a buddy's gameshark. Weird part is that Aeris still has lines later in the game if she's with your party.

One bad thing, though, there are 3 parts that include her past where it will freeze if she's in your party. They'll be all like, "aw… i'm sad she's dead. Right guys?" "Yeah, me too." "……… I miss me too… wait… waht? I'm dead… but I'm alive… but I'm dead… infinite loop infinite loop!" FREEZE!!!!

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Another thought, Highlander:

There is a way to "trick" the PS1 into getting Aeris in your party by switching out disks during gameplay. You can "switch" disks with the PSN release too… Try googling the different tricks by switching out disks mid-game to see if you can get Aeris on your own that way.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Hmmmm…. a way to finish the game without losing Aeris….that could be a thing to do…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I will end this now.

FFVII. Done. 🙂

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
9 years ago

Wow, didn't expect so much debate. It was an honest question though. I've only played FFX through to completion. Of all the FF games, VII is the most talked about, the most popular and seems to get the most love from fans.

If they're going to remake a FF, I don't see why they would choose any other game besides VII.

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Wait, ben is that what your hoping for? Or is that for certain? Cause if its for certain I think you forgot. An extra I at the end of FFVII.

Haha. Jay-kay

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Should remake Final Fantasy VII for PS3 and Final Fantasy VI for PSP Vita!!!

And then make Dragon Quest X for PSP Vita as well.

COME ON SQUARE! =^.^=

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

PS3 exclusive please.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

let's hope so if it's at the Sony press conference

Bloodedge
Bloodedge
9 years ago

S-E still has to make up for FF13 and the abomination that was FF14 to Sony, so I don't see why not.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Square-Enix will do that if they indeed listened to their fans. But then again, how many supposedly PS3 exclusive titles have found their way to other consoles?

Am I intrigued? Sure. But I learned to be cautious with anything by S-E this console generation. They better not screw this one over, if ever this rumour is actually true.

DemonNeno
DemonNeno
9 years ago

Here's the only problem I see in this entire subject. If S-E were to remake an FF series game, it would make that "retro" car kind of splash. Yes, it's easy to capture the look of a generation, but to achieve the "feel", you need to possess that spirit and mind.

I'm not saying this will suck, or anything! I'm just concerned that the primary focal point created by such a success may be an element that is incorperated through and through merely for the sake of sales. That doesn't mean that it's style will make a quality game.

I guess I just REALLY don't have any faith in S-E anymore. Geez, I really miss my SquareSoft.. 🙁

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Ooohhh man don't get me excited again!! It's probably some rehash for 3DS. Gaaggh.

Why do they toy with us? I'll even take an HD overhaul of FFX, just gimme something worthy buying for once you potato heads.

C'mooooon FFVII. That might even make up for the likely multiplat announcement of Versus.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

Hahaha, fully agreed. I'm trying not to get my hopes up because the news could be devastating. Unless it really is FF VII, then my screen will need a lot of cleaning.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

You mentioned the 3DS, what if this is a remake of a classic FF for the NGP?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

not. good. enough.

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

Obviously the PS2 HD collections are coming. It's like free money. Probably 6 months of work and instantly get 1 million minimum sales.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

Oh wow, I can't believe it. A potential remake from Square Enix? Please, PLEASE let it be FF VII. It's honestly the most logical choice for them in this situation.

Bloodedge
Bloodedge
9 years ago

Hey everyone, first time poster here. Been watching the site for a while and finally decided to join the great PSXExtreme community.

S-Es remakes of past FFs have been more enjoyable imo than most of their newer titles, so for the sake of their old time fans who still have some sliver of hope in them, I hope they can redeem themselves with a next-gen remake of one of FFs greatest, such as 4,6,7,8 or even 9. FF7 would undoubtedly create the biggest reaction however, due to its popularity, even if there are better titles to choose from. Regardless, I hope a remake is indeed incoming, because assuming they leave the game-play intact, they'll realize from its sales that there are still fans of old school, turn based rpgs out there, they just need to cater to them.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Couldn't agree more. And welcome to the site as well!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Bloodedge,

Welcome in.

kokoro
kokoro
9 years ago

@Blood egde

Blaz Blue is awesome. You have fine taste.

darxed
darxed
9 years ago

Welcome!

btw, I totally agree with you, VII is the most likely to get remade… I just hope that after the incredible success they'll have with that, they'll remake VI and VIII… (those three are my personal favorite)

Bloodedge
Bloodedge
9 years ago

Thanks for the welcome everyone, and Blazblue is indeed awesome!

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

I wish there was a source here, I find it hard to get excited without one..

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

The more secret Ben is about his sources the better they are.

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

Point taken, sir.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

The more secret sources a publication reveals, the more secret sources they lose.

Simple math, that. 😉

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

You're pulling a Twisted Metal on us, aren't you? You KNOW there's a remake coming, that's why you tried to discourage us before with your artcile about how you didn't want one, and you're just messing with us now…