Majority of fans of the Final Fantasy series would easily admit that the best video game in the franchise would be Final Fantasy VII. The classic that hit the market for the PlayStation 1 back in 1997 is a highly recommended title for RPG fans. Key members within the Final Fantasy development teams would admit that there hasn’t been a Final Fantasy game out quite yet that can match the success and elements that VII brought out. Recently, director of Final Fantasy VII, Yoshinori Kitase, spoke with Eurogamer on the subject of an HD remake possibility.
Yoshinori Kitase directed Final Fantasy VII but has now been placed as a series producer for the Final Fantasy franchise. Since Final Fantasy VII, fans all over have been looking for an HD remake of the game but has yet to happen. Now Yoshinori mentions as to what would need to happen in order to get an HD remake out for current generation consoles.
“If you simply ask me if I personally would like to do that, yes I would. Definitely. There’s no lie about it. But you must believe me when I say it would take a lot to happen.”
Within the interview, we learn that there are at total of three key factors that would need to be present. To start off with, staff availability and budget would need to be in placed. Right now, if the a development team went into production for Final Fantasy VII HD Remake, the overall process would take significantly longer to develop compared to the quality of Final Fantasy 13.
Though the biggest issue at the moment for any of the production to be even considered would be the motivation to create the remake. Yoshinori isn’t up for the battle right now as it would be the biggest project he would have ever done in his life work. I can’t imagine the stress one would have trying to recreate a classic that so many people in the franchise adores. However, it’s not out of the question as Yoshinori truly does wish to make an HD remake some point.