• E3 Rumor: VII remake for the PS4

    E3 is almost here. Like seriously it's super close. Square Enix's conference is tomorrow on June 16th. The very reputable gaming website siliconera has some very interesting news for us prior to the conference. Final Fantasy VII will have a remake for Playstation 4.

    As of yet we don't have any confirmation on this rumor as the only source is siliconera. As they say, "The Final Fantasy VII remake will use a more modern art style for Cloud, similar to his appearance in Dissidia Final Fantasy or Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. It is being created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII."

    And no, this is not the PS4 port Square Enix has previously mentioned. This would be an HD remake.

    We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see if this is confirmed but it's okay if you get hyped already. We'll have more E3 news all week.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: E3 Rumor: VII remake for the PS4 started by Freya View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. Madame Adequate's Avatar
      Madame Adequate -
      If this is true I feel it is necessary to point out that I called this eight smurfing years ago:

      Quote Originally Posted by chai jellybean View Post
      You know how they said this "celebration of FFVII" thing is intended to last for another 10 years from the time of some speech or another last year? My guess is that the remake will be the very last thing they release. It'd close the circle nicely, and the intervening time will build up a lot of hype about it (Although I can't think of many games that could generate more hype, maybe Halo 3 and WoW 2, but that's about all that comes to mind).

      I'd put my money - but admittedly not a lot of it - on a VII remake coming out on whatever the generation of consoles after this one is, rather than the current new gen.
    1. Jinx's Avatar
      Jinx -
      I also called it a bit ago. I won't be terribly surprised they'd choose to remake it for its 20th anniversary.

      That said, I'm not getting hopes up until we have confirmation.
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      Not even cautiously optimistic.
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      See normally i'm flippant to these types of rumors but siliconera is very unlikely to post these types of rumors. They are usually first on FF news and are always accurate. That's why my interest is peeked.
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      Not super excited but we'll see!
    1. escobert's Avatar
      escobert -
      It better be true!
    1. Bolivar's Avatar
      Bolivar -
      I read some verified insiders on NeoGaf are saying the same thing.

      The Dissidia comparison makes me think this might be a modest remaster, in the vein of the recently released Resident Evil HD. I'd be cool with that, since I really don't want to see an ultra realistic AAA modern rendition of the game. Either way, the buildup to this E3 has been insane. First The Last Guardian and Shenmue and now this.
    1. Night Fury's Avatar
      Night Fury -
      Wait. Shenmue? *kicks FFVII aside*

      what? Shenmue? Yes.

      I am dead.
    1. Goldenboko's Avatar
      Goldenboko -
      Nah it won't happen lol.
    1. fat_moogle's Avatar
      fat_moogle -
      This is probably just the FFVII PC port that's coming out.
    1. Mirage's Avatar
      Mirage -
      I'll eat my hat if this happens.

      Which PC port, fat moogle?
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      I'm wondering if it'll be their bomb drop for the sony conference.
    1. Fox's Avatar
      Fox -
      Can we just leave this thread open and bump it every E3?
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      What happens if it's true this time?

      We should still bump it.
    1. Scotty_ffgamer's Avatar
      Scotty_ffgamer -
      I agree with that. Even if we get a remake this time, we should jump back every E3 and claim they are doing another one.

      Also, even if they announce a remake, I'd laugh if it just ends up being mostly a concept trailer like Versus XIII was or even the tech demo that got people originally excited and just disappear again for 10 years.
    1. Laddy's Avatar
      Laddy -
      Please don't mess with the script too much. Make the localization less trout but I'm not fond with some of the flanderization of the main characters
    1. Mirage's Avatar
      Mirage -
      Quote Originally Posted by Laddy View Post
      Please don't mess with the script too much. Make the localization less trout but I'm not fond with some of the flanderization of the main characters
      Don't worry. Seeing as there will be no remake, the script will not be changed either.
    1. Fox's Avatar
      Fox -
      Might be fun to speculate on how they'd mess it up if it did happen though.

      I reckon...
      • They'll turn it into an action RPG
      • They'll 'fix' the script
      • They'll include Genesis in the story
      • They'll use anyone but Andrea Bowen as Aerith's voice actress
    1. Sephex's Avatar
      Sephex -
      Dear Squre-Enix,

      S*** or get off the pot.


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    1. Ayen's Avatar
      Ayen -
      I'll believe it when I see it, and then nine years down the road I'll make fun of it for not having a release date yet.
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