Square Enix's unexpected revival of Chrono Cross — through Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition — has had fans of the PlayStation JRPG wondering whether the company is attempting to gauge modern interest in the property. After all, remasters can be an effective way to test the waters — especially since their development is relatively cheap when compared to the costs of creating an entirely new game.
But Square Enix says it currently has no new plans for Chrono as a franchise. As per Siliconera, the publisher was rather frank in a recent interview, although it doesn't rule the idea out completely: "There are no plans for (a sequel or new title) now, but no one knows what the future holds."
If the aforementioned Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition ends up selling really well, then there's probably a better chance of Square Enix sitting up and paying attention. But even then, we have our doubts; The Radical Dreamers Edition strikes us as a way for Square Enix to mine some money from nostalgia, given how badly the remaster performs at launch.
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