FFVII Re-make Would Take Decades

May 31, 2010 Written by Christopher Gordon-Douglas

With Final Fantasy XIII released to the masses, Square Enix is finally able to put more focus on other projects, such as FF Versus XIII for PlayStation 3 and Agito XIII for PlayStation Portable which are still yet to be released, along with anything else the Japanese RPG giant may have up their sleeves. Today talking during a round-table interview session with the press at the launch of Final Fantasy XIII in Korea, game director Motomu Toriyama, producer Yoshinori Kitase and Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto responded to the question, Will FFVII be re-made for HD consoles.

Yoshinori Kitase had this to say:

“We’ve gotten this question a lot from many countries (laughs). To make FFXIII at this level of quality, it took us three to four years. If we were to make FFVII in the same style of FFXIII, it would take ten times as long, so it would be difficult to take it up immediately. However, we always keep in mind how often this is requested.”

Meanwhile on the topic of Final Fantasy Versus XIII:

“It’s taking some time, but development is progressing well. We plan on showing it at the appropriate time. We have the FFXIII localization and FFXIV, so I believe it will come after that.”

So there you have it, as far fetched as it may seem Final Fantasy 7 would take 30 years to make. Not much information has been put out by Square Enix about FF Versus 13 or Agito 13 but expect an announcement soon, but be sure to check out Playstation LifeStyle for the latest news at E3.