Of all the remakes and HD Remasters of old school games we’ve seen these past few years, there’s one title that seems to be at the top of everyone’s list — Final Fantasy VII. In a recent interview with OXM, Square Enix reveals just why a Final Fantasy VII remake hasn’t happened yet.

Below is a quote from Square Enix Producer, Yoshinori Kitase:

“Graphically they [Final Fantasy games] weren’t as advanced as they are now, but there were lots of towns and worlds and cities and whatever. So if we were to recreate the same kind of game – sequel or not – with the same volume, but give it a much higher level of graphical quality, it would us take three times, four times, even ten times longer to make such a game. So making a sequel for an old game would be a lot more challenging.”

So there you have it folks, we have a feeling Kitase just shattered the dreams of many, many FFVII fans. We have to say, with the mixed reviews Final Fantasy XIII received, and total revamp of the fighting system that the series has taken, a Final Fantasy VII remake may not be that bad of an investment for Square Enix. While a remake would indeed be challenging, the original is pushing 15 years old, why not reintroduce this all time classic to a whole new generation of gamers, as well as pleasing their long time fanbase?

Hey, it’s just a thought.

Source: PlayStation LifeStyle