How many years have we been waiting on Final Fantasy VII Remake now? Too many is the only correct answer to that question, but could we finally get some new information in the coming months? Maybe at E3 2019? Well, anything's possible, and there's some speculation doing the rounds right now that says it's happening.
All of these whispers stem from the fact that Square Enix has announced an official Final Fantasy VII concert, which is set to take place just days before E3 begins, on the 9th June. Whats more, it's going to be happening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles -- same city, innit.
Now look, we can see where the rumours are coming from. A Final Fantasy VII concert just before E3 kicks off? Square Enix said that it was going to turn its attention to its other projects (that's Final Fantasy VII Remake) after the release of Kingdom Hearts III, didn't it? The signs are there, but given the history of this remake, and indeed, Square Enix's history of being inexplicably out of touch, we're not entirely convinced.
Still, we'll be keeping an eye on all this. That Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer still gives us shivers, after all.
About time, no?
On microsofts stage, history repeats itself.
Coming from the same site who said it’d never show up at E3 3015, pah! It’ll probably launch tomorrow.
But honestly, I’d be pretty surprised if they didn’t have something to show at E3. Stuff was happening behind the scenes but the focus was Kingdom Hearts 3.
I wish I could pick a 'laugh' emoji to react to this article
I'd not be surprised, given we're on the cusp of a new console generation.
@Amppari Probably not wrong
About time we saw something from this game.
loved KH3 so much, hopefully this will be a great game too. remaking a true classic is not an easy job.
I was thinking the game would need more time in order to launch simultaneously with the PS5, actually. Switching gears. There's still a chance for that to happen, but less likely now.
I have pretty high hopes for the game. I've been keeping up with the occasional Nomura and Hamaguchi interviews here and there. Some time last year, they mentioned updating Cloud's design to one that suits his "dorky" side a bit more, so I feel like Square's just making sure this game gets the TLC it needs.
I'd be more afraid if they were spamming us with new info tbh lol. The fact that they've kept things secret must mean they're pretty confident that the next trailer's going to knock our socks off. Pretty sure they also confirmed they'd have FF7r stuff to show at e3, so I doubt they'd make that statement lightly.
I can dream. I don't mind the wait, things take as long as they take
That would be kinda bs. Needs to be at whatever PS event there is. Im aware FF is now multiplat but not VII
@Nyne11Tyme I would assume that if it's at E3 it'll be part of some Square Enix thing, rather than Microsoft. But you never know...
They should rush it out like Bioware did with Anthem, that's what people want!
@ShogunRok will just be weird to see FF7 remake "running on pspro" or whatever without Sony being at the conference. And id itnends up being shown running on a Xbox that means something fell apart
@kyleforrester87 Or they could just announce it and release it 8-16 months later like any well managed project and/or company.
Sounds somewhat possible. I would think it could be another possible game to release on both PS4 and PS5.
Weren't some of KH3's E3 showings preceded by a concert?
@ShogunRok Games are art Jimmy, I know we treat them like Rustler burgers coming off a production line but what's that old Miyamoto quote about a delayed game? Then again, the Dangerous Driving developers motto is "real artists ship"* and look what happened there.
*that's right, I do read your articles.
Looking at the header image, it kind of baffles me how Cloud's scrawny arms can handle the buster sword.
Honestly, I don't care how Square does it, but any positive news on the remake is good news in my eyes.
@Deadlyblack it took you 20 years to get baffled by that? C'mon!
it plays just like psp final fantasy crisis core.and that's a good thing.word up son
@kyleforrester87 I think describing Final Fantasy VII as "delayed" is a colossal understatement, Kyle.
@ShogunRok Actually, if we consider the age of the universe, it's hardly been delayed at all.
E3 this year? 😂😂😂
I suspect they've gone to the Bioware school of game design and are still in the 5 years of doing nothing phase 😁
@kyleforrester87 Ooh, he's good.
It's Square. If it does show up, who knows what we'll get.
If we just get a teaser after all this....is it getting hot in here? Ooh my head hurts.
@kyleforrester87 Next-gen graphics have allowed a person to wonder about these things lol.
Ironic enough, I never questioned Auron's ability to swing giant swords in FFX.
Well, I'd love it if it did, but this seems hopelessly optimistic at best! Didn't they basically start the whole thing over from scratch recently? Can't imagine this thing ever hitting the current generation of consoles to be honest.
@ShogunRok im pretty sure it's a timed ps4 exclusive. but they dont have a conference anymore.
with next gen talk heating up theyll probably show something and reveal that itll be both a ps4 and ps5 title.
Development's probably almost done. Square's just trying to run out the clock on whatever exclusivity deal they had with Sony.
Yeah, right. We won't see this until 2025, and, by that point, it won't even be the same game. Cloud, Barret, Vincent, and Red XIV will be embarking on a road trip across Gaia.
The announcement of VIIR was pretty unique in that it was less of an announcement and more of of an eagerly anticipated response to the question "Will you guys please remake FFVII?" that had been asked constantly for almost two decades. It wasn't so much announcing a game as much as it was announcing a concept; that they'd taken on board the fan desire for a remake and were now officially moving ahead with it in some capacity.
Besides, while obviously it's not gonna be out this year, as it stands there's currently less of a delay between VIIR's announcement and the current date than there was between the announcement and eventual release of Breath of the Wild. People seem to ignore this fact but BotW took over 4 years to come out and was delayed several times for a period of over 2 years.
@SegaBlueSky I think it will, even if it comes out in like 2022 or whatever. Games were still coming out on PS3 years into the PS4's existence. Though obviously the PS5 version will be the one to get.
@Jriibz as an art critic I strongly disagree.
@Jriibz Critics produce nothing except criticism. I don't think they should be the final word on what is and is not art.
@Jriibz So? Neither was I.
If the combat is rubbish button smashy and Tifa ain't packing her classic big guns then it can do one.
@kyleforrester87 As Miyamoto once said; ''A delayed game is eventually good, but pineapple on pizza is forever bad. Also, micro-transactions make us more money than the entire quality nonsense. Now get me a Royale with cheese!''
@Octane get back to NL, scum
@ApostateMage it’s Barrett who had the big gu... oh I see.
Oh well, so it managed to skip the 8th generation. Not surprised
I have very low expectations for this game after how disappointing kh3 was.
As much I love 7 I didn't want a remake because I knew or know SE would screw it up, so far there doing well. Off loading it to a 3rd party Dev then bringing it back in most likely because the the world found out and they didn't like what they saw. The fact there splitting it into 2 game sir episodic is a joke I don't think it's a PS4 game I feel a PS5 release it will be
Final Fantasy 7 has been built up into such a legend, such an insane standard in the mind of so many people that I cannot imagine any remake ever living up to the illusion of perfection so many people have of the original.
The original is a cool game and was amazing at the time, but the way I see people talking about it makes it sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread and indoor plumbing. No remake is ever gonna be able to match that perfected image in our imaginations.
I don't want it. I have completed FFVII countless times, I still have my PS1 copy. I've asked for a remake since the PS3, but every decision made with this remake is concerning. I don't want their episodic hack and slash nonsense.
They should take advice from Capcom.
This would be too amazing, please let it happen!
Word on the street its been re-re-rebooted & is now a 4 player looter shooter set in the FF7 universe.
Its also a Stadia exclusive.
If it were past Square that was responsible for PE and Vagrant Story I would be interested, but given its current talentless/terrible story structured and boring gameplay driven SE I no longer care.
This is not the Square I grew up with, all of their talented devs left a long time ago.
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