Kitase: FFVII remake would be “ten times as long” to make compared to original

By Johnny Cullen, Monday, 31 May 2010 11:30 GMT

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If anyone’s still holding their breath on that Final Fantasy VII remake – in which case, you’ve got lungs of steel – it’s best you start breathing a little.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase has said the title would be “ten times as long” to create compared to the original.

“We’ve gotten this question a lot from many countries,” Kitase said at a recent launch event for Final Fantasy XIII in Korea.

“To make FFXIII at this level of quality, it took us 3 to 4 years. If we were to make FFVII in the same style of FFXIII, it would take 10 times as long, so it would be difficult to take it up immediately. However, we always keep in mind how often this is requested.”

Expect the remake in 2050, then.

In seriousness, for the hardcore massive who still believe in that remake dream, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has said that the firm was going to “explore” a remake.

Don’t stop believin’, as that song once went.

Thanks, Andriasang.

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