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Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Jun 26, 2012

Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Happen Once Square Enix Can Surpass The Original

Ever since Sony showed off the Final Fantasy VII tech demo at E3, fans of the game have been clamoring for an HD remake. Unfortunately Square Enix later confirmed that they had no intention to remake the game, and that they were just helping to show off the power of the (at the time) new PS3. Since then there have been a few mentions here and there about why the company will or won’t eventually make the game that fans want. Well yesterday we got what may be the most solid answer we’re going to get.

Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada gave fans hope that there may be a FFVII remake. However, there is one specific condition that must be met first: The company must make a game that surpasses Final Fantasy VII. While some may argue that 8, 9, or even 10 were close, if not better than 7, the fact of the matter is that we haven’t seen a truly great Final Fantasy in a long time.

The fact that Wata addressed the issue in this way says two things: First, he’s acknowledging that they do want to produce a remake. Second, he’s admitting that the company is not living up to its potential. The statement is more a challenge to the developers than anything. If the team wants to work on 7, then they’d better work harder on the next titles. If this does indeed contribute to better games in the Final Fantasy franchise, then I think it’s a win for everyone.

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