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DMKA
05-07-2015, 04:44 AM
FFI: Origins release, too many remakes/enhanced ports with gameplay changes to count
FFII: same as FFI
FFIII: complete 3D remake with a completely changed story, PC release
FFIV: complete 3D remake + sequel, Chronicles release, PC release
FFV: anime sequel + enhanced mobile port, Anthology release
FFVI: enhanced mobile port, Anthology release
FFVII: film sequel, tps sequel, two prequels, anime OVA, PC release + international version
FFVIII: PC release + Chocobo World
FFX: sequel + 2 HD remasters + International Version
FFXI: various expansion packs with continued support + PC release
FFXII: sequel + International Version
FFXIII: two sequels + PC release + International version
FFXIV: sequel + expansions with continued support + PC release
FFXV: already talks of sequels and a PC release

So why do you suppose FFIX has never gotten any sort of expanded treatment? It sold very well and was extremely well received, to this day remaining the highest rated FF title on Metacritic, yet nearly fifteen years later there's no sequels, no prequels, no ports to other platforms, much less PC, no remake or remaster or International re-release of any sort, nothing.

Perhaps it's because it was the last FF to come out before Squaresoft/Square Enix adopted the "milk these games for every dime they're worth" mentality?

Ayen
05-07-2015, 05:02 AM
How popular is it in Japan? Because that may have something to do with it. Then again, that didn't stop the VI stuff.

I don't know.

Colonel Angus
05-07-2015, 05:15 AM
I think someone @ Squeenix deleted the FFIX master file or something. Yes, Square is that inept.

Kalevala
05-07-2015, 05:17 AM
I think someone @ Squeenix deleted the FFIX master file or something. Yes, Square is that inept.

Not sure if joking.

Ayen
05-07-2015, 05:19 AM
Sad thing is I can see this happening.

Spooniest
05-07-2015, 05:47 AM
They got it right the first time

Sephiroth
05-07-2015, 08:48 PM
FFIX has a sequel. It's called Dragon Ball.

Freya
05-07-2015, 09:35 PM
Technically it was released to be playable on PSN? Does that count?

DMKA
05-08-2015, 12:57 AM
I think someone @ Squeenix deleted the FFIX master file or something. Yes, Square is that inept.

Supposedly they did that with the original Kingdom Hearts and had to salvage and rebuild the entire game's assets from a retail copy for the HD Remaster. So it's not out of the realm of possibility that they did the same with an even older title.

Colonel Angus
05-08-2015, 02:27 AM
I swear I had read it somewhere about FFIX, but I cannae find it. :shrug:

Wolf Kanno
05-13-2015, 02:30 AM
From what I've read, it comes down to the director pushing for the game to be made. Kitase and Sakaguchi have no issues revisiting past glories but Ito doesn't. The only reason XII International was made was because it's technically the real FFXII. Squenix forced the development team to rush the game when it started taking too long and so they cut out content and balancing. The IZJS version is actually closer to the game Ito wanted to make XII to be.

I do remember someone at SE saying he wanted to make a sequel to the game...

Fynn
05-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Does that mean there's no hope for FFXII HD?

Wolf Kanno
05-13-2015, 08:06 AM
Well considering Ito has been MIA over there for years, that's a possibility.

Fynn
05-13-2015, 08:07 AM
Here's hoping he's been doing exactly that in secret this whole time.

Wolf Kanno
05-13-2015, 08:10 AM
Doubtful. My bet is that he's been working on a new game. He's been absent from the spotlight since FFXII IZJS was released which was before the HD craze.

Fynn
05-13-2015, 08:16 AM
Doubtful. My bet is that he's been working on a new game. He's been absent from the spotlight since FFXII IZJS was released which was before the HD craze.

Yeah, most likely. But I would really want it to at least be his side project or something. C'mon, E3 '15. Bring us a new Ito FF and a rerelease of FFIX and FFXII :ohdear:

Freya
05-13-2015, 08:32 PM
Well they've said there wont be too much about XV at E3 and instead most of that news will be at Gamescon. And So it'll be KH3 stuff and OTHER Final fantasy things. I think I read they will be a trailer for XV but not a bunch of stuff. So that leaves it open for so much more FF stuff!

Although their yearly report thing came out two days ago and it was stating how mobile games are doing really well for them and making lots of money so they want to focus on that. OR at least that's what I got in the mumbo jumbo legal talk. They said they've made more money this year then last year and the only original console games out were the new tomb raider and type-0 so it's largely thanks to them too. So maybe they've learned that quality new games will be well received. And an HD push of Type-0 is great so maybe they should do it for games like IX or XII.

Knowing SE though they'll probably use it as an excuse to stop making console games and just make mobile games.

Fynn
05-13-2015, 09:20 PM
I expect Mevius to pop up.

Ayen
05-13-2015, 09:22 PM
FFXII HD will never happen. If it happens I will record video footage with my 3DS of me eating a shoe and upload it to YouTube.
Now that I have said this, it will happen. You're welcome.

Fynn
05-13-2015, 09:26 PM
FFXII HD will never happen. If it happens I will record video footage with my 3DS of me eating a shoe and upload it to YouTube.
Now that I have said this, it will happen. You're welcome.

I want a private screening of that :smug:

Kalevala
05-14-2015, 06:34 AM
FFXII HD will never happen. If it happens I will record video footage with my 3DS of me eating a shoe and upload it to YouTube.
Now that I have said this, it will happen. You're welcome.

I want a private screening of that :smug:

I want a private screening of Flynn's private screening.

Wolf Kanno
05-14-2015, 06:38 AM
FFXII HD will never happen. If it happens I will record video footage with my 3DS of me eating a shoe and upload it to YouTube.
Now that I have said this, it will happen. You're welcome.

I want a private screening of that :smug:

I want a private screening of Flynn's private screening.

Shit just got surreal. (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/09/27);)

BlasterDarkRen
06-17-2015, 04:24 AM
the irony in that comment after the censor is just delicious.

I think IX is good enough that it doesn't need anything