Hold the phone. Have a press? Shut it down. Got a front page? Hold the shit out of it. Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has said, has actually said in real words, that the company is to “explore” the possibility of remaking Final Fantasy VII.
“Right now we don’t have a clear direction, but many fans have requested we remake Final Fantasy VII,” the exec told Siliconera at the Final Fantasy XIII launch party recently.
“We’re going to explore the possibility – whether or not we’re going to do it, if we’re going to do it, and the platform.”
That’s right. It may not even be on a PlayStation platform, assuming it ever happens. That sound is the sound of the internet weeping, the sound of a trillion digital tears soaking a million shattered forums.
Talk of an FFVII remake has been pretty much on a joke level up to this point, with FFXIII’s top dev brass dropping “what if” teases on the matter for literally years.
Most recently, director Motomu Toriyama said it would be the game he would most like to remake.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase said in February that he’d be “really interested” in the project.
Which is fine, but Wada’s the top man. Go nuts, Square people.