Final Fantasy 7 Remake was a game long thought to be a pipe dream, but Square Enix eventually made it happen. It's being released in three parts, each big enough to be a full game in its own right, but it's happening, and fans are currently bouncing off the walls in excitement for part two, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. While this particular instalment in the series gets a huge amount of love, what of its predecessor, Final Fantasy 6? Could it receive a similarly grand remake? If it did, it'd take decades, according to one producer.
In an interview, longtime Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase has commented on the idea of remaking the beloved sixth game in the series. Translated by Shinra Archaeology Department, Kitase says the FF7 remake project has so far taken about 10 years, and that a similar remake of FF6 could take twice as long. This is partly because of the game's large number of characters.
Hironobu Sakaguchi, the series' creator, also said previously that remaking FF6 would be a tougher job because of the jump from 2D pixel art to full 3D.
While we've no doubt a remake of FF6 would go down very well with fans, a 20-year production would be ridiculous. Unfortunately it seems quite unlikely at this point. However, rumours have been circulating for a long time about a remake of Final Fantasy 9, so it's possible Square Enix isn't done revisiting the franchise's classic entries yet. At least there's the Pixel Remaster!