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Final Fantasy VII Creative Director Talks Remake
Final Fantasy VII Creative Director Yoshinori Kitase, who is now the producer of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, has admitted he is refusing to rule out a remake for the beloved game.
In speaking with Eurogamer, Kitase said if he would agree to develop the remake it would be a very difficult project to undertake.
“I can honestly tell you I would love to do that,” he replied. “If you simply ask me if I personally would like to do that, yes I would. Definitely. There’s no lie about it. But you must believe me when I say it would take a lot to happen.”
The two major barriers to the project being greenlit are “staff availability and budget” for Kitase. But he also described personal motivation as another major factor.
“Even if I casually say I would like to do that, because it would be a huge project I would have to motivate myself to the level that I really am prepared to take on this huge responsibility,” he said.
“I don’t know if those three things will happen simultaneously. It has to tick lots of very big boxes. I won’t rule out the possibility, but it would take a lot to make it happen.
“But should I ever take it on, it would have to be the biggest project I’ve done. My life work. So I would have to be as highly motivated as that to end up with something I’m very happy with. It’s a huge thing for me.”
As is well known most, if not all Final Fantasy fans have wanted a remake to Final Fantasy VII for quite some time now. The hunger for the game only increased when Square Enix released a PS3 tech demo for FFVII all those years ago.
Square Enix has stated time and time again that it’ll only be truly willing to start the remake if a new Final Fantasy game were ever to surpass Final Fantasy VII’s success, both critically and commercially. Tetsuya Nomura’s Final Fantasy XV might be that very same game, and it looks like we’ll be able to play it pretty soon.