‘Final Fantasy 8’ Remake Possible After ‘FF7’ Says Square Enix
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is due out for PlayStation 4 on July 11 in North America and Europe, and July 13 in Japan. Katano’s comments seemingly add more fuel to speculations that Square Enix is planning to remake several Final Fantasy games in celebration of the history of the storied franchise, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in December. Thus, that FF7 Remake reveal was vindication and also some insane fan fulfillment as there was a large camp that doubted the game would ever get a proper HD remake.
Despite the protracted development with the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, it looks like Square Enix may be looking to the next numbered entry in the series. “I’ve personally been working at Square Enix for 20 years now and I’ve got a lot of memories from that time”.
‘Final Fantasy VIII Remake’ Possible? This is especially for games released on older platforms in particular.
“You look at the other titles in the series and technologically anything before the PS2 era is going to be hard to do a modern remaster of to a suitable level of quality”, Katano said.
That isn’t to say fans wouldn’t be excited to know Final Fantasy 16 is already in development.
Now, there are talks that the company may pursue remakes for Final Fantasy 8 and 9 as a sort of chronological trilogy. Perhaps Square Enix will tease some Final Fantasy news, or at least give an update on where the franchise is headed in the future.
To clarify, a remaster upgrades certain elements of older games, nearly always visually, to make them look more appropriate to be played in current-generation video game consoles.
Final Fantasy XV was released a year ago after a full decade of waiting, and now we have DLC to look forward to, expanding the already huge adventure even further. As such, a remake may appease fans’ clamoring with additional benefit for Square Enix.
Whether or not a Final Fantasy 8 Remake is on its way is still unknown.