Evergreen Lady - Rydia
Evergreen Lady - Rydia
The Blushing Bride - Yuna
punctualdork said: All of this is absolutely incorrect. Sony never used its shares to secure game exclusivity.
Uhhh yes it did. Microsoft was trying to do the exact same thing before Square merged and became Square Enix. But if you think it’s incorrect then go take it up with the Wall Street Journal.
No it just means more Square Enix games WILL be available on the X-box more. Final fantasy games in the past have been made exclusively for Playstation because Sony makes Playstation and owned part of Square. Sony wanted to keep the two exclusive to each other. Now that Sony is selling its shares of Square, Square has no obligation to be exclusive only to the PS console.
Following a string of sales from prime properties to its Vaio personal computer brand, Sony says it’s now letting go of its stake in videogame publisher Square Enix.
I don’t know how many of follow the financial news of Sony and Square, but I felt like this was important enough to share. This more so bad news for Sony. It won’t really hurt Square too much. On the contrary, it will give Square more freedom to work with Microsoft and the Xbox now.
I’ve been talking to a lot of people about the FFX HD Remaster, and I constantly here, “Why won’t they do that for FFVII?? I’ve been waiting so long for a remake of that game!!” And it bugs me when people say that so I’m just going to throw this out there.
If you want a remake of FFVII, you straight up need a whole new game. And then some. You would have to build the graphics, the battle system, the characters and places, the voice acting, all from scratch. That’s a HUGE investment. Square hasn’t made a game completely from scratch since FFXIV. Remember how the original launch of that game turned out? And the next original game Square plans to release has been in production the last 8 years.
I think people forget that FFVII was made for a 90’s-era console. Because FFX was made for the PS2, and because the graphics cards in the PS2 and PS3 run on the same program, its easier to make an updated version of a PS2 game. There was no new building graphics, no new technical elements. The FFX remaster was taking all the old elements of the game and rendering them in high definition. It’s basically what movie studios do with classic films these days. If you were to do the same thing that was done on FFX with FFVII, you would still have a silent blocky-armed Cloud. Maybe with some fresher colors and smoother animation, but it wouldn’t look much different than it did in 1997.
It would take YEARS for Square to make a whole new FFVII. And I think they don’t want to devote that amount of time to something from the past when they could be focusing on the future. I think it would be really cool to see a modern day FFVII, and I’m not saying that FFVII will never be remade. But expecting one in the next five years is pretty unrealistic.