Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Be A “New Creation” That Will “Surpass The Original”, Square Enix Says
The Final Fantasy VII Remake is indeed an ambitious project, trying to recreate one of the most popular JRPGs ever released, but it seems like Square Enix isn't just going to recreate the original, but develop something that will surpass it.
In a fresh job listing translated by Gematsu, Square Enix outright says that they are aiming at making a new creation and a title that will surpass the original.
Not a “remake.” “Creation” is the mission we were given.
1997. With dedicated fans and the like even now 20 years after release, it is no exaggeration to say that Final Fantasy VII, which boasts over 11 million total shipments and download sales in the worldwide market, is the masterpiece of the series loved by fans all over the world.
And now we have announced the release of a Final Fantasy VII remake. Due to the huge reaction, we are aiming at nothing less than a “new creation” not limited to a simple remake.
It should be noted that this is an internal production. After 20 years, the staff behind the original Final Fantasy VII, who are top-rankers in the industry even now, are reuniting. A project to create “a title that surpasses the original” is starting full-scale.
Take on the even more difficult challenge of creating a new title, in a certain sense, alongside top-level creators—. It is a job that will naturally impact growth as a creator, as well the world.
Preserve the existing concepts users hold while creating a new world view. A project that can only be accomplished here is waiting for you.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for PlayStation 4.