Over the weekend, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy VII was coming to the PlayStation 4. It's not a remake; it's the PC version. Did the internet have anything to say about that? You betcha.
Final Fantasy VII launched on the original PlayStation way back in 1997. For years, gamers have been asking for a remake. In fact, the game is the most wanted PlayStation 4 remake in Japan.
So, understandably, people were extremely excited when they see the words "Final Fantasy VII" flash on the screen at the recent PlayStation Experience event. As Kotaku first pointed out, the crowd reaction to the announcement was, well, best summed up in this GIF courtesy of Mike Fahey:
You can relive the disappointment right here.
Folks aren't exactly thrilled by the announcement! As of posting, the official trailer has over 13,000 dislikes on YouTube and 2000 likes.
And like the top image created by Twitter user Kawet, people expressed their feelings online. Here's the reaction from around the internet:
— Ichigo Kurosaki (@Kurosakinum1) December 7, 2014
I just hope the fact that FFVII is being ported to the PS4 doesn't indicate a bad sign for PS1 Classics on PSN for PS4.
— Zack Reese (@zackreese) December 7, 2014
— Gamer Thoughts BOT! (@VideoGamerPosts) December 7, 2014
Square Enix can make FFVII Remake on PS4, FFVII Crisis Core on Vita, FF Type-0 on Vita, a new Dissidia but no, it's FFVII PC port on PS4
— Foxylary (@Foxylary) December 7, 2014
— farhan albannai (@Far7an_q8) December 6, 2014
— MovieDriven (@MovieDrivenHDD) December 7, 2014
FFVII PS4 port pic.twitter.com/s2zpW43ilr
— Aℓice (@sakuraibr) December 6, 2014
— Becky Nice (@Beki_Megami) December 6, 2014
— The Hermit Gamer (@thehermitgamer) December 7, 2014
Ha, the audience reaction to the FFVII announcement is hilarious pic.twitter.com/ikGr0ytE6p
— Michael T Mc Donnell (@MichaelTMcD) December 6, 2014
Heard about the FFVII bait and switch. Forty keks pic.twitter.com/5Hy8CGchaw
— Dr. Shy Guy (@DrShyGuy) December 7, 2014
— Christopher ♎ (@zenyrgi) December 7, 2014
— Ptit_Lee (@Ptit_Lee) December 6, 2014
— Han (@HanCilliers) December 8, 2014
— KuR!rIN (@shunchan1013) December 7, 2014
I just remembered that I joked about FFVII G-Bike getting a port to PS platforms. Clearly I was still aiming way too high. XD
— Joey Chiu (@Shinogu) December 7, 2014
Square's official company line is that they're not remaking FFVII until they make a game better than FFVII (it's true I swear)
— Talk About KHII (@AustinCHowe) December 8, 2014