How Long Would A Final Fantasy VII Remake Take?

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Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama wants to remake role-playing game Final Fantasy VII. FFVII character designer Tetsuya Nomura doesn't think it'll happen any time soon. What about the company's president?

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According to Square Enix honcho Yoichi Wada, they are often asked about a Final Fantasy VII remake. It took Square Enix between three and four years to get recently released Final Fantasy XIII to a high level of quality. "To get FFVII to something like FFXII," the exec tweeted, "it would take ten times as long".

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Ten times?!

It would take somewhere between 30 and 40 years to remake Final Fantasy VII? Surely, Wada is being flip!

He does add that because it would take so long, the circumstances for a remake are difficult. However, this is request Square Enix often gets, so the company isn't simply blowing off the idea.

In 2006, Square Enix released a "technical demo" depicting Final Fantasy VII as it would look in the PlayStation 3. The game was originally released on the PlayStation 1 in 1997.

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『ファイナルファンタジーヴェルサス13は適切な時期に発表する』コメント記事が掲載中。 [ゲーム情報 via オレ的ゲーム情報]

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I didn't, don't and will never understand why people want this game remade so badly. Don't get me wrong, it's one of my favorite games, but for a classic like that, please just let it be. Many people like it partly because of the nostalgia feeling. To be honest, nearly all of the FFVII spin-offs suck and ruin the original game. Many people I know who get so feverish about FFVII didn't really play the game before, instead they only watched AC for the graphics.

Instead of spending time and money on something that has been done before, I'd rather see innovative new titles on next-gen consoles.