Spotted in an Nvidia leak all the way back in 2019, it seems Square Enix really is preparing a remake of PS1 classic Final Fantasy IX. Jeff Grubb of Giant Bomb backed the claim after receiving reassurance the project is still happening as of last month, but over the weekend, it appears the report has taken on a life of its own. Some outlets have expanded on the rumour to state the remake will be using an "ATB turn-based system". The issue is that Grubb never even said this.
With a tweet, he clarifies: "I haven't talked about FF9 in weeks, but these rumors keep bouncing back and forth between blogs and Twitter and YouTube as if I've said something new or different. I just said it's definitely real, which of course it is."
Along with a remaster of Final Fantasy Tactics, it still seems like Square Enix has a number of games it plans to bring back alongside the large-scale Final Fantasy VII Remake project. In fact, in a recent shareholders meeting, it was stated Square Enix is "considering various ideas within the company" when it comes to more remasters and remakes.
The Nvidia leak also shared word of Kingdom Hearts 4, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Street Fighter 6, Dragon's Dogma 2, Tekken 8, The Talos Principle 2, and Helldivers 2. None of these games had been announced at the time, but have gone on to become very real projects. When do you think we'll get to see this Final Fantasy IX remake project? Post a prediction in the comments below.