There is a chance that news regarding a Final Fantasy VII remake may come “at a later time”, according to Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase.
“As for a VII remake, all I can advise right now is to play the PSN release that just came out for the time being. Maybe, perhaps we’ll have some news for you at a later time.”
In another conversation with VG247, both Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama spoke about it through a translator, saying that they talk about it personally.
“There’s not an official project that’s up and running for a remake of Final Fantasy VII at this point. Both Toriyama-san and Kitase-san were involved in the development of the game, however, and it holds a special place in their hearts. They do talk about it on a personal level, like, ‘If we did it it would be like this or like that.’
“So, they do talk about it, but there’s no official project yet. But there’s that PSN release that just came out, so if you could play that for the time being, it should be fun.”
As for what Kitase is doing after Final Fantasy XIII, continuing the conversation with VideoGamer, he says that he’s not so sure yet
“I’m actually working on multiple projects right now,” said Kitase. “I don’t know exactly what new projects I’ll be taking on after XIII, but I am working on Agito XIII as well, so maybe I’ll be able to focus a little bit more on that project once XIII is complete.”
Well, at least there’s a lot of hope in a remake now. I’m glad to see Square Enix is hearing fans out.