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FF bosses: No FFVII remake project “yet,” play PSN release “for the time being”

Wednesday, 26 August 2009 09:14 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Here, we have a handful of straws. You’re welcome to grasp at some, should you feel the need.

Us at GamesCom: Will we ever see a remake of Final Fantasy VII?

FFXIII’s Yoshi Kitase and Motomu Toriyama, speaking through a translator: There’s no official project that’s up and running for a remake of Final Fantasy VII at this point. Both Toriyama-san and Kitase-san were involved in the development of the game, however, and it holds a special place in their hearts. They do talk about it on a personal level, like, ‘If we did it it would be like this or like that.’

So, they do talk about it, but there’s no official project yet. But there’s that PSN release that just came out, so if you could play that for the time being, it should be fun.

So there you go. Fin. For now.

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41 Comments

  1. Herlock

    Make new good game…don’t need remake or buy the old one!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Jadeskye

    i think it’s time to accept it. final fantasy 7 will never be remade.

    a blessing and a curse i’m sure.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. trav

    Why does FF7 need to be remade? Why don’t people want new games instead of paying £40 again for a game they played 10 years ago with better graphics?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. JonFE

    Well, “there’s that PSN release that just came out, so if you could play that for the time being, it should be fun” and as soon as sales of that PSN release dry up, we’ll announce the remake :-P

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    It quite clearly will be remade at some point – look at how they’ve milked the first six. The question really is ‘when’ and ‘what for’. As much as I’d like a hi-def remake, it certainly makes more financial sense for them to do it on the DS.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Soong

    @Blerk: that would terrible, or even terribly funny. The fans want the exact same game only with next-gen HD pretty graphics, what they don’t want is the same game with worse graphics and tacked-on stylus controls. I think we would have an internet meltdown if FF7 Remake was announced for the DS.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. tatsujin

    remake on the ps3! I DEMAND!

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    Blerk – If there is a remake, it’ll be on PlayStation. PS3 or PSP remains to be seen, but it’ll be on a PS platform as SCE published Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX and X (X not so sure).

    #8 6 years ago
  9. DaMan

    @ Johnny Cullen – Eidos published the PC version of this game. SCEE published the european version and Square EA published the american one.

    Sony has simply no rights for this game. they just published the EU version back then.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    Hold on a min…

    Take a look at this.

    Da Man – Fair enough.

    But I still reckon it’ll be on PlayStation platform. Think about it, why haven’t we seen the spinoffs on other consoles other PlayStation (as far as I know)

    Its chances are very high far a PS3 appearance.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    Woops, meant to add a link.

    http://www.videogamer.com/news/square_enix_maybe_news_on_ffvii_remake_soon.html

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Heh. They got that up quick.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. DaMan

    well, I would never argue that those guys prefer Playstation. but the decision isn’t being made by them. Wada (or whoever is behind him, lulz)decides.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Just look at the plethora of games being remade these days. I think it’s a safe bet to say that at SOME P0INT in time FF7 will be targeted for a remake. Whether it’s sooner or later is anyones guess.

    Is a remake warranted? I think so. Why not? TMNT, Bionic Commando, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, just to name a few, have got the remake treatment, why not Final Fantasy..

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    Knowing the route Square Enix have taken with the previous games…

    They’ve recently released in the past two years (excluding GBA ports from a couple of years ago) Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II for the PSP, while Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV were released for the DS.

    As to what they can do with Final Fantasy V and VI is anyone’s guess, but they could skip them and just go towards VII directly.

    Then again, from what I have heard recently from Square and other people, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Michael O'Connor

    Square will definately be doing V and VI. I’m pretty sure V for the DS is already well through concept, and might already be in development.

    VII is a bit of a different story though. Remember, it was an entire generation ahead of the other game, and attempts have already been made to try and re-image FFVII using the DS hardware. The results weren’t pretty.

    And these guys have regularly mentioned themselves, FFVII is a game that’s pretty close to their hearts. I don’t think they’re going to consider it until they really think the timing is right, and that won’t be for many more years, in my opinion.

    Personally, I’d rather see a sequel than a remake.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. trivi4l

    Oh please not another FF-2

    #17 6 years ago
  18. DaMan

    close to their hearts? it’s close to their wallets.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Talyis

    Oh Sony and Square you sneaky devils I thought your alliance was gone but alas you show hints that your still in cahoots! Making it look like all you care about now is MS I thought you may have dropped the ball on Sony but I’m guessing that the long awaited game from that certain Tech Demo was real all along!

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Hunam

    They missed their window to make it anyway, it should have been made instead of FFX-2 as at that time is when everyone was going monkey nuts for a remake.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I could see them considering it after completing 13 and 14, but before the big XV.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. trivi4l

    FF7 was mediocre anyways FF8 for the win.
    Squall > Cloud

    #22 6 years ago
  23. DaMan

    it wasn’t actually mediocre, but it is highly overrated. then again, every FF after 6 was.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Galactic_Barret

    People need to accept that this is a trump card sort of game. You rarely get guarantees in this industry, especially when developers are dropping like flies, left and right. Why release a remake now, when you can keep it relevant by mentioning it offhand every so often, and put it out when necessary?
    If SE ever gets into financial trouble, a major DQ or FF bombs, or if Eidos just drains everything they have from them, expect a FFVII remake announcement.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Galactic_Barret

    Squall is a bum.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. trivi4l

    Squall is the shiznit. Way better than your depressed wrist slitting Cloud.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. trivi4l

    Galactic Barret watch this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0TOV-qaINg
    FF7 is a joke.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Galactic_Barret

    For one, I’m not going to watch that. Saying any FF is joke is tantamount to blasphemy in my book. I love ‘em all, you trying to discredit any of them lessens my opinion of your opinion on anything FF related.

    Two, Cloud may have been a total buzz kill, but Squall was that, anti-social, and pretty much a jerk throughout the game. At least Cloud had a legitimate excuse; Anyone who can watch their best friend get gunned down and not become a little depressed needs to be checked out. Being an orphan (who lived with his entire family, minus Irvine, btw) with a scar just isn’t the same.

    I didn’t name myself Galactic_Barret without reason. When it comes to FF, any of them, I know my stuff. And I know that Squall is a chump, and a bit of a woman-hater.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. trivi4l

    Amazing wall of text you got there. As if your opinion matters to the internet as a whole. You will stand by your opinion and I will stand by mine. No sense in arguing, I was just simply stating my opinion.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Michael O'Connor

    “close to their hearts? it’s close to their wallets.”

    It took ten years before they even consider creating spin-offs. Even then, they only made four spin-off titles, and the FFVII Compilation is officially over, with the released of Advent Children Complete.

    FFVII has a number of story elements which are very close to the lead developers hearts, and to this day it’s materia system is critical acclaimed for its versatility and depth; I personally still consider it the best system implemented into the Final Fantasy games, even if FFVII isn’t my favourite title in the franchise.

    This is easily the 5th or 6th time in the last few years that they have openly said they don’t plan on a remake because, should the time ever come, they want to be sure they can do it justice. I for one choose to not go down the cynical path regarding this; I believe them.

    “Squall is the shiznit. Way better than your depressed wrist slitting Cloud.”

    Are you shitting me? Squall is the *embodiment* of the angst ridden teenage stereotype that haunts JPRGs.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Galactic_Barret

    Someone knows his FF.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Michael O'Connor

    “Someone knows his FF.”

    That would be an understatement.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. trivi4l

    When you get Dissidia you’ll know why he’s such a loner.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Michael O'Connor

    “When you get Dissidia you’ll know why he’s such a loner.”

    I’ve played Dissidia. It doesn’t change the fact that the character is the most angst ridden, self-absorbed, emo brat that has ever been in a Final Fantasy game.

    Funny thing is, I like Squall in every game he’s been in *except* FFVIII.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. clynchehaun

    I’d just be happy if they’d start releasing the next ones on PSN… roll on VIII…

    #35 6 years ago
  36. trivi4l

    Well then I like angst-ridden, self-absorbed, emo characters then and my opinion is void. Good day to you sir.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. DaMan

    wow.

    O’Connor, not only Square were always after money, even in the days of Vagrant Story and Xenogears (you don’t have to repost your opinions on those games atm) but since about 2003 and their merge with Enix they’re practically only after that. that’s the reason why most of their lead guys left, it’s not fun to make things you’re not interested in. and the only reason FF7 is being milked to death is because it was one of their most commercially successful titles.

    ” It took ten years before they even consider creating spin-offs. Even then, they only made four spin-off titles, and the FFVII Compilation is officially over, with the released of Advent Children Complete. ”

    wutwutwut?

    actually, they started doing that after just about everyone bought himself a copy of FFX, and releasing FFX-2.

    FF 7 Compilation includes the following games: Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2004), Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2005), Dirge of Cerberus Lost Episode: Final Fantasy VII , Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007).

    not to mention Advent Children was first unveiled in like 2003.

    ” FFVII has a number of story elements which are very close to the lead developers hearts ”
    their lead guy (Sakaguchi was responsible for most of those story elements btw) left SE after FFX, Nojima left in 2003. which means the only single ‘lead’ dev left is Kitase. that Nomura wasn’t the lead dev back then, he was the artist on the game.

    “and to this day it’s materia system is critical acclaimed for its versatility and depth; I personally still consider it the best system implemented into the Final Fantasy games, even if FFVII isn’t my favourite title in the franchise.”
    may I ask, how is this relevant? you want to turn this into FF7 versus other games?

    ” This is easily the 5th or 6th time in the last few years that they have openly said they don’t plan on a remake because, should the time ever come, they want to be sure they can do it justice. I for one choose to not go down the cynical path regarding this; I believe them. ”
    wow.

    what they said is that they don’t have the time for it atm. the remake would take as much time as developing a new game, in terms of modelling, coding etc. that is if they decide to leave battle system the same. and it’s not rocket science to figure you shouldn’t make a shitty remake of your most commercially successful product.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Michael O'Connor

    “O’Connor, not only Square were always after money, even in the days of Vagrant Story and Xenogears (you don’t have to repost your opinions on those games atm) but since about 2003 and their merge with Enix they’re practically only after that.”

    I love Vagrant Story (it’s one of my favourite games of that generation, although the story is nothing spectacular), and Xenogears is a decent gameplay experience with a vastly over-rated and utterly pretentious story.

    “since about 2003 and their merge with Enix they’re practically only after that.”

    The ultimate goal of any business at the end of the day is to make money. Anyone who assumes otherwise is kidding themselves.

    “the only reason FF7 is being milked to death is because it was one of their most commercially successful titles.”

    Don’t you mean *was* milked to death? The FFVIII Compilation run of products is officially over.

    “actually, they started doing that after just about everyone bought himself a copy of FFX, and releasing FFX-2.”

    I was talking about spin-offs to FFVII, not spin-offs to Final Fantasy in general.

    “their lead guy (Sakaguchi was responsible for most of those story elements btw) left SE after FFX, Nojima left in 2003. which means the only single ‘lead’ dev left is Kitase. that Nomura wasn’t the lead dev back then, he was the artist on the game.”

    No Sakaguchi was not responsible for most of the story elements. The original story *concept* was done by Sakaguchi and Nomura (read the credits), but it was Nojima and Kitase who actually wrote it.

    And not including Nomura amongst the lead devs? He was responsible for two or three aspects of the game, including conception, character design, and battle visuals.

    Lets not forget that Kitase was the *director* to this game as well, not Sakaguchi. Kitase deserves most of the credit for FFVII.

    “may I ask, how is this relevant? you want to turn this into FF7 versus other games?”

    That was in response to their remark about FFVII being shit and over-rated.

    “it’s not rocket science to figure you shouldn’t make a shitty remake of your most commercially successful product.”

    Which is exactly what I said. Just because a game is made for financial profit doesn’t mean that its creators can’t be emotionally invested in the product though.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. DaMan

    ” Don’t you mean *was* milked to death? The FFVIII Compilation run of products is officially over. ”

    there’ a limit to every milking. there happens a moment in time when even the most loyal fanboys start to doubt your credibility. and the supposed remake would be the biggest input.

    “I was talking about spin-offs to FFVII, not spin-offs to Final Fantasy in general.”
    yes, and like I said Before Crisis, DoC, and CC were all that. btw, the spin offs to FF started appearing even in 2001, along with the rerelease of Chrono Trigger for PS1.

    ” No Sakaguchi was not responsible for most of the story elements. The original story *concept* was done by Sakaguchi and Nomura (read the credits), but it was Nojima and Kitase who actually wrote it.

    Lets not forget that Kitase was the *director* to this game as well, not Sakaguchi. Kitase deserves most of the credit for FFVII.

    look, this is nonsense. if it wasn’t for him (Sakaguchi) it would be a completely different game.

    and the lead game designers for the game were Sakaguchi and Kitase, Sakaguchi being the main guy. the story concept was made by those two, Nomura wasn’t responsible for anything story-wise, same as with Parasite Eve. he is a character designer.

    ” And not including Nomura amongst the lead devs? He was responsible for two or three aspects of the game, including conception, character design, and battle visuals. ”
    not including because he designed the graphics based on Sakaguchi and Kitase’s ideas.

    anyway, in a nutshell O’Connor, you misundertood my comment (yet again btw), which was about Square being a business company above gaming company. and the games being milked based purely on their commercial success.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Michael O'Connor

    “and the lead game designers for the game were Sakaguchi and Kitase”

    Sakaguchi was the producer of FFVII. It says so in the credits. Kitase was the director.

    “the story concept was made by those two”

    No, the story concept was done by Sakaguchi and Nomura. Check the star-up credits.

    “Nomura wasn’t responsible for anything story-wise, same as with Parasite Eve. he is a character designer.”

    He was responsible for story concept, character design, and battle visual directing. Again, check the credits.

    “which was about Square being a business company above gaming company. and the games being milked based purely on their commercial success.”

    I never said it wasn’t. I said it’s possible for people to be emotionally invested in a product even if its green-lighted solely for profit, and these guys *could* choose to simply not support the development of the game if they think the timing is bad.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. DaMan

    Sakaguchi was the creative producer, most of the ideas about the game’s plot were his. Kitase was more like a director appointed by him back then.

    ” No, the story concept was done by Sakaguchi and Nomura. Check the star-up credits. ”
    yes it does actually say that. fine, he assisted Sakaguchi on the original story. that’s still far from anything actually serious story development wise. that’s kind of like the lead coder and the team of regular ones, or lead artist and the team trained by him. saying that he was responsible for the story concept is like calling a coder from the team an “architect”.

    #41 6 years ago

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  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

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  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

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  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

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  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

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  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

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  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

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  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

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  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

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  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

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  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

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  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

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  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

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  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

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  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

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  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

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  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

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  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

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  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

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  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

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  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

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  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

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  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

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  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

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  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

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  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

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  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

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  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

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  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

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  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

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  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

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  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

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  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

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  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

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  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

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  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

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  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

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  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

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  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

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  • Dying Light takes UK number one

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  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

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  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

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  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

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  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

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  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

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  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

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  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

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