Relax, Twitter, Metal Gear's Creator (Probably) Hasn't Inspired a Final Fantasy VII RemakeS

Twitter is a great way to bring the world together, open up lines of communication. It's also a great way for things to be blown out of proportion, 140 characters at a time.

Hideo Kojima, creator of stealth game series Metal Gear, recently had dinner with Square Enix honcho Yoichi Wada and designer Tetsuya Nomura.

A flurry of fans sent Kojima tweets, like to tell Nomura to remake Final Fantasy VII or to hurry up and release Kingdom Hearts 3, to which Kojima replied, "I told them lol".

Maybe he told them, maybe he was joking and didn't really. Last time I checked, Hideo Kojima doesn't run Square Enix, so who cares. Yet, that hasn't stopped "Hideo Kojima told Square Enix to remake Final Fantasy VII" from turning into a story—on Japanese (and Western) gaming sites.

Instead of asking for a FFVII remake, why not ask Square Enix to first make and release games in a timely fashion? Then we can get to eagerly anticipated, and long overdue, remakes. At the rate Square Enix has been going with Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Kingdom Hearts 3, we wouldn't see a Final Fantasy VII in stores for a long, long, long time. One step at a time.

Relax, Twitter, Metal Gear's Creator (Probably) Hasn't Inspired a Final Fantasy VII Remake

FF7をリメイク!? スクエニ和田社長と野村哲也、小島監督、新川洋司氏で会食 [オレ的ゲーム情報]

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