Easily one of the big bombshells from E3 as a whole was the reveal that Final Fantasy VII would be getting a modern day remake with a graphics overhaul and more. However, there are some who wonder if it’ll be just that, a remake. Tetsuya Nomura, the director behind the game, spoke to Gemasutra and has stated that this will not be a simple remake:
“We can’t talk about any further details, but it won’t be a simple remake,” Nomura said. “Even if we were only making the graphics prettier for a next-generation machine, I don’t think it would exceed the original version.”
That’s not the only remake Nomura has on his mind because he apparently wants to do at least two more remakes, but from the era before Final Fantasy arrived on PlayStation:
“Considering that we have remakes of Final Fantasy up to IV and then we have VII — I’ve been working with Mr. [Yoshinori] Kitase since Final Fantasy V, and we’ve noticed that V and VI are missing. That bothers me,” Nomura told VentureBeat. “How come we skipped over those two?”
Good question! To some, Final Fantasy VI is actually the best Final Fantasy game, and not VII. A remake should settle the score. Final Fantasy VII is scheduled for for release on the PlayStation. More release details will be confirmed later on.