During Sony's E3 2015 press conference, Square Enix announced that it's working on a remake of Final Fantasy VII. The developer mentioned that Final Fantasy VII will appear first on the PlayStation 4, something that indicates that the remake could find its way at other platforms including the PC at a later date.
You can view the beautiful announcement trailer below:
As is apparent in the trailer the look is more akin to the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children movie, rather than the look of the original game. The evolved and updated visual style, will do well with the new Luminous Engine used in Final Fantasy XV. It almost seems that Square Enix have been waiting for the right time for the technology and hardware available to be ready to capture the vision they had in mind for a remake of the classic iconic Final Fantasy iteration, that changed RPG gaming for millions of gamers around the world.
There was no mention of whether Sony was funding the project, but there is a possibility, as Square Enix has previously stated that it would be too expensive for them to do it on their own. The remake is being done to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game.
Final Fantasy series producer Yoshinori Kitase, speaking about a potential remake in February, stated:
“I can honestly tell you I would love to do that,”
“If you simply ask me if I personally would like to do that, yes I would. Definitely. There’s no lie about it. But you must believe me when I say it would take a lot to happen. Even if I casually say I would like to do that, because it would be a huge project I would have to motivate myself to the level that I really am prepared to take on this huge responsibility,”
“I don’t know if those three things will happen simultaneously. It has to tick lots of very big boxes. I won’t rule out the possibility, but it would take a lot to make it happen. But should I ever take it on, it would have to be the biggest project I’ve done. My life work. So I would have to be as highly motivated as that to end up with something I’m very happy with. It’s a huge thing for me.”
Even if the remake is funded or aided by Sony that would not necessarily determine exclusivity, at least as far as the game making it to the PC. Street Fighter V is one such example, that even though the title is co-founded by Sony it will still be making its way to the PC. It would mean though that the game could be a console exclusive to Sony's platform.
We will bring you any new information on the Final Fantasy VII Remake, as soon as it becomes available.