Square Enix seems to always have a ready excuse for why there has been no Final Fantasy VII HD remake, but now fans of the most iconic installment in the series may have been given a glimmer of hope.
Yoichi Wada, the CEO of Square Enix, addressed the remake during a Q&A session at a recent shareholders meeting.
“We’ll make a Final Fantasy VII remake once we’ve made a Final Fantasy game that exceeds to quality of Final Fantasy VII,” he said.
In fact, Wada seems to think that creating a FFVII remake would finish off the franchise for good. It seems like, in his mind, developing the remake would be like saying ‘we’ll never make a game this good, so lets just remake it.’
The statement from Wada also seems to imply that FFVII is the best game in the series as well as that the games following it could not compare. For many of us in the West FFVII was our first introduction into one of the most iconic gaming franchises to date.
Hopefully Wada is trying to push his development team at Square Enix by reminding them of the truly immersive abilities of the series, which were showcased in FFVII.