Thanks to an announcement at E3 2015, we all know that Square Enix has finally bowed to public pressure and will be releasing a completely overhauled remake of their hit RPG, Final Fantasy VII. The game will boast current-generation graphics, in addition to…actually, that’s all we know about the game thus far, they’ve been absolutely silent about the game since the short teaser announcement. Certainly, a new, better version of Final Fantasy VII is something that fans have been requesting for years, but does that mean that actually doing it is a good idea? Maybe it is, but we’ve got some reasons why it might not be the best plan for Square Enix, and they’re worth considering, at least.
5. They Still Haven’t Finished Final Fantasy XV
Before Square Enix even considered pouring resources into a full remake of an old game, they probably should have considered this abomination, hanging over their heads like the Sword of Damocles for the better part of a decade at this point. That would be the game which started life as part of the proposed series of Final Fantasy XIII spin-off games, then stayed in development so long that not one, but two different versions of Final Fantasy XIV were released, making the name a little ridiculous and forcing them to re-brand it as the next full Final Fantasy game. And even that re-branding was two years ago. Since it officially became the fifteenth game in the core series, we’ve had a single short demo a while back, and then…nothing. There’s still no release date for this game, and even though every indication is that it should come out in 2016, given what we’ve seen so far there’s no way to be sure. It sure seems like it should be all hands on deck getting this out the door, before Square Enix even considers other projects.
Of course, once you release Final Fantasy XV, that leads to another problem…