No doubt about it; it was the biggest damn announcement at E3.
Square Enix is really preparing a Final Fantasy VII Remake for next-gen consoles (it will debut on PlayStation 4).
However, the question remains: Will they completely overhaul the gameplay and story, in addition to the obviously upgraded graphics? Yeah, well, that seems inevitable. When GameSpot asked director Tetsuya Nomura if the remake would be different from the original, the answer was:
"We’ve announced an HD port version on the PlayStation 4, and then we have the remake coming to PS4. You’ll have this extremely, very, very pretty FFVII existing on the same plane. We feel that if that happens, it’s like, why have the same exact game?
We think that if a game is on a certain platform and that platform becomes obsolete, then we’d recommend playing the new port version."
Guess that means the remake won't be anything at all like the original classic. Wow, I'm already losing interest. That was fast.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy VII Remake