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Square on Final Fantasy VII Remake: “New Titles Take Precedence”

May 16, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

If you are still holding out hope for a Final Fantasy VII remake, it’s time to move on. Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura has made it clear that new installments in the franchise will be the focal point going forward, leaving little to no time to remake prior entries.

Speaking to Famitsu (via Gematsu) in a recent interview, Nomura explained that the developer wishes to do the series right by creating new, and better experiences that trump that of Final Fantasy VII.

There are a lot of people who want a remake of Final Fantasy VII. However, new titles take precedence. We work our hardest to make something that might be even better than Final Fantasy VII. The new Final Fantasy must overcome the Final Fantasy of the past.

I don’t know about you, but if Final Fantasy XIII (or XIII-2 for that matter) is any indication of where the series is headed, new installments will never live up to the former classic entries in the series. Instead of wishing to “overcome the Final Fantasy of the past,” shouldn’t Square be looking into how to embrace what fans loved about the originals while making it feel fresh and unique?

Nomura also went on to request that fans put their trust in series producer Yoshinori Kitase as he carves out the future of Final Fantasy. Be sure to let us know whether or not you still have faith in Square’s legendary Final Fantasy series in the comments below.