Rumor: Final Fantasy X and X-2 Are Getting HD Remasters for PS4

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If true, it looks like Final Fantasy X/X-2 are headed to the PlayStation 4 in hi-def. Good thing Square Enix didn't recently release HD versions of these games. Oh wait.

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As spotted by website Nova Crystallis and webforum NeoGAF, Square Enix France's online shop allegedly leaked a listing for Final Final X/X-2 HD Remaster for the PS4.

Here is the rumored boxart.

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And here, apparently, is what the online shop's listing looked like.

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That's a "Spring 2015" release. The rumored listing has since been pulled, it seems.

Of course, earlier this year the games were remastered for the PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita. You can see how that remastering compared to the original here and what features it contained here.

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If you bought those versions, I guess, Square Enix wants you to buy this one, too? Hey, if you didn't and if this is true, then good news, eh? Or maybe, just maybe, sit tight for a possible PC release.

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Kotaku is following up with Square Enix and will update this story should the company comment.

FINAL FANTASY X/X 2 HD Remaster for PS4? [NeoGAF]

It looks like Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster is coming to PS4 [Nova Crystallis]

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DISCUSSION

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xilefian

It'll be the same game, wouldn't be any different I think.

The FFX remaster required a total refactor of the original FFX codebase (Which was very PS2 orientated), so now they can pretty much put it on any platform they want, so why not a PS4 release?

A PC release also makes sense as Square Enix's main-branch games are built on PCs for faster content generation, so the engine refactor would have been on PC to begin with.

It will be cheap to throw it onto other platforms and it would get the most out of that massive refactor work they did on the game, nothing wrong with pressing the 'deploy to PS4' button and then leaving it at that.

There are two Final Fantasy games that are yet to be released on other platforms; FFIX and FFXII, those two are the best candidates for future refactors; after that FFVII and FFVIII need refactoring as the PC versions versus the PSX versions are complete different engines, so unifying those titles to be more portable would be the next step to making their entire FF catalogue portable.