Square Enix’s Final Fantasy is one of the most well-known series in the gaming community. With a Final Fantasy VII remake in the works, the question arises: what about other Final Fantasy remakes?
In a recent interview with game director Takashi Katano, International Business Times discusses Final Fantasy remakes. In the interview, Katano states as far as remakes are concerned it would be more beneficial to do a remake rather than doing a remaster for games that were released on older consoles.
“[Final Fantasy 12] is a PS2 title, and you look at the other titles in the series and technologically anything before the PS2 era is going to be quite difficult to do a modern remaster of to a suitable level of quality, that means [a future game] is far more likely to be a remake.”
There is a huge difference between remakes and remasters. Remastering means basically a fresh coat of paint on a game that is becoming to look at little dated, whereas a remake is a game that is being rebuilt from the ground up. The newest installment in the Final Fantasy series to receive a remaster is Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, which is set to release this July for the PS4.
Currently, Square Enix is rebuilding Final Fantasy VII from the ground up, announced back at E3 in 2015. Since its initial announcement, there hasn’t been much else in regards to the remake; maybe some news could possibly come out of E3 this June?
International Business Times asked if there were any other plans for a remake of any other Final Fantasy games; Katano replied that the next game would be dictated by the fans.
“We really have to hear their voices on that, if they want to see a remake or a remaster of a certain game then that’s more likely to be the one we go for. I’ve personally been working at Square Enix for 20 years now and I’ve got a lot of memories from that time. I think the way that we look at it is not the game that [we] would like to remake it’s really down to what the players, the fans, want to see.”
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