Square Enix discusses Final Fantasy VII remake, Versus XIII

Following the Korean launch of Final Fantasy XIII this past week, Square Enix staff members Motomu Toriyama, Yoshinori Kitase and Shinji Hashimoto held an interview session, as reported by Gameshot and transcribed by FF-Reunion.

One of the many questions that came up was regarding a possible Final Fantasy VII remake, to which Kitase replied “We received this question in many other countries (laughs). It took us three to four years to make Final Fantasy XIII at this level of quality, and to make FFVII the same as FFXIII would take ten times as long, so it would be difficult to start at present. But with so many requests, we always keep it in mind.”

A question was also posed concerning the possibility of the company creating another CG film based on the huge success of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Producer Shinji Hashimoto responded saying “We really haven’t thought about it, however we’re always looking into new CG technology. If I get the chance, I would like to make [another movie] again.”

Finally, the staff was asked about the status of Fabula Nova Crystallis counterpart, Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Not too many details were given, only that development is “going well” and that it will be “revealed to the public at an appropriate time.” Fans shouldn’t expect the game anytime soon though as Hashimoto states “We have the Final Fantasy XIII localization as well as Final Fantasy XIV, so I believe it will come after that.”

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