Final Fantasy VII Remake Announced For PS4

Final Fantasy VII Remake Announced For PS4

Eighteen years and three PlayStations later, Final Fantasy VII is getting a remake. A real one. For PlayStation 4.

Square Enix announced the news during Sony’s press conference at E3 tonight, following a day full of rumours. “Play it first on PlayStation,” read the trailer, implying that it will be out for PC and Xbox One too.


    • nope….. it’s real….. It reduced a grown man to tears…… it’s really real……

    • Still waiting on a remaster of XII.

      Can’t believe they are porting (if you can even call it that) DQVIII to 3DS. It looks terrible. Should be on PS4 or Vita.

    • Honestly… I prefer FFIX, but it would feel so wrong for me to see that game remade like this. Sure I would be super hyped preorder the game immediately and all that jazz.

      But I feel only FFVII can get away with a remake like this and only in no small part due to the history of this title with all the spin offs. Then especially so because FFVII Advent Children was already made and planted the seeds for what a remastered HD FFVII world should look and feel like, then has given those seeds time to grow in our minds.

      So really what I’m saying is a game that I am happy except and I am sure these expectations that have built up will allow me to enjoy the game. But without precedence this isn’t something that I really want… If I was thrown into a remade FFIX world I would be too shocked to enjoy it so much, the nostalgic memories are still scared. FFVII has long since died and became a new beast.

    • And I still have my original BradyGames guide to playing Final Fantasy 9, so I can tear out each page and burn it while I’m playing!

      (The FF9 “hint” book was famously bad, depending as it did on use of an Internet site at a time when Internet usage was rare and tablets were rarer. There’s a Kotaku article about it.)

    • out of all the 3D final fantasies. Its obvious that FF7 is the one that didn’t age well.
      So remaking this would be the most logical. Besides, they’ve got plenty of references from Advent Children, Crisis Core, etc

  • I was always against it because I always thought Square had no idea what made FF7 amazing.

    Buuut, original developer crew? I’ll keep an ear out.

  • I don’t know why some have to hate. This is the best gaming news I’ve seen so far at E3.

    I cannot wait!

  • I’m keen on this. Never played FFVII, & it’s apparently quite good.

    Though, I’d have to get a PS4 first…. hmm… damn.

      • haha My PC is on its last legs at the moment, & I mainly game on that, so I might have to wait for a PS4 price drop…

        • I just got a PS4 a month or so ago (first ever non-Nintendo console, always been a PC gamer primarily) and I love it. Fallout 4 will be a test but if it passes then I will never build another gaming PC again.

    • Well they’ve already remade/remastered the song plenty of times since the game first came out… So I wouldn’t be surprised if they just use something like the Advent Children version of the song. But maybe that won’t fit into the game so well… Plus they need to remaster the rest of the sound track and it needs to match with that. Hmm… I am excited!

      • They don’t need to remaster it again, there are plenty of remasters done already.
        The only difference between them at this stage is a bit of artistic flair tacked on.

        • Well I don’t think they’ve remastered the complete sound track in the past. So if they’re going to do the rest of it don’t be surprised if it gets remastered anyways. After the FFX OST remaster I think this one is a safe bet.

          • I have 6 different versions from original through to the piano collections. (Some aren’t complete and a couple aren’t “official” like the Tokyo SO)

            I have no doubt they will do a full overhaul, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was contractual at this stage.

  • I liked the psyche with ff worlds especially, hearing the crowd get excited and abruptly changing to oh, hmm, intriguing but not what I thought was going to happen.

    • There’s a PC version on Steam, which is probably going to be a lot easier to get your hands on.

      • You can get the original PS1 version off the PS store and play it on PS3 or Vita (probably PSP, too, but I don’t have one of those so can’t confirm).

  • Just wait. The people who forever whinged about a remake will soon be whinging that it wasn’t exactly how they wanted it. ;-p

    Has anyone actually played FF7 recently…? The first few hours are fantastic, but the second half of the game is really bad storytelling. Hopefully they fix that up. They would HAVE to keep the core gameplay intact though. Imagine if it became a real time action game like FF15… *shudder*

  • I’m excited about this, skeptical, but damn excited.

    I think it’s important to remember that, even if they ruin it, the original will still have existed and still be what it is, so far as I’m concerned, it’s worth the risk to try and do a remake.
    It will be different to be sure, but who knows, it could very well be amazing.
    Square tried to acknowledge this even with the announcement, listen to the voice over

    “The reunion at hand may bring joy…it may bring fear….but let us embrace whatever it brings.
    For they are coming back, at last the promise has been made….”

    It sounds to me like they’re going to give it a damn good shot, and whatever the outcome, at least they tried, at least the attempt was made to revive something so treasured by so many.
    To be honest, I’m happy with the idea of the remake being a totally different experience, 3d, voiced and losing some of its campy charm. If they tried to 1:1 it with modern hardware it would almost definitely be disappointing.
    So long as they have the cunning to keep the mechanics the same, or very similar then I really can’t imagine it really being bad….just different….new.

  • Ugh… it better come quickly to xbox/PC! I was worried it’d be a console exclusive, which would piss me off to no ends, have been waiting for this for a long long time 🙂

  • What would be impressive is if they can incorporate kadaj and all the other characters from the … “sequel” of ff7 into the remake. Not into the main story line (they have no place in the original), but maybe as a sidestory or cameo.

    What I really want is an expanded story with Zack as well… we all kinda know the story anyways, but for it to be included in the main story again…

    • Im really hoping that Square Enix announce a Crisis Core HD remaster for vita/ps3/ps4 at their conference to commemorate this amazing announcement 😀

  • I’m about one of the biggest FFVII fans on the planet, and I can’t wait to give this a go.

    And if it ends up sucking, I still wont care, because I still have the original and it’s still amazing 😀

  • Which poor sap got put in charge of this project?

    “Now mate, I want you to repaint the Mona Lisa. You need to make it better, but don’t change anything at all or you’ll be crucified”.

    • Last sentence: “Play it first on PlayStation,” read the trailer, implying that it will be out for PC and Xbox One too.

  • Imagine the monstrosity they could create if they used the combat system for FF14 in the remake 😛

      • Sorry yes FF15.

        I hated cycling between paradigms in order to win battles. Felt like you had limited control over what was happening.

        Just got FF14 on the brain leading up to Heavensward! 🙂

  • “Sir, the stable-boy says FF7’s carcass started twitching and making agonised moans.”
    “So? Grab a riding crop, go down there, and thrash out another remake!”

    I must have smacked my head and imagined the older games in the series, since Square says they don’t exist.

  • I know the trailer says remake but everything about the trailer implied sequel to me. No Aeris, references to Edge city, talking about the events of FF7 in the past tense.

    Is it all supposed to just be a meta-commentary on how long we’ve waited for the remake?

    • Aeris is there. I’m pretty sure you can see her shoe, in the scene with the flower on the wet ground

  • Good grief, and this the same day Shenmue III gets a kickstarter. What next, is Valve going to announce Half-Life 3?

    Nah, let’s not start to be ridiculous.

  • It’s no way going to be the same game. Especially if they’re planning on having it be rated T for teens. Stuff like Don Corneo’s antics and Honey Bee Inn, Barret and Cid’s fowl language, may not be in this version, hell, Cid probably won’t be a smoker!

    Still this needed to happen, the “pointy bits” or polygons are so damn ugly. Looking forward to not having Cid’s hair color change between blonde and gray, smashing Shinra soldiers with barrels at the church, seeing Red XIII in a sailor outfit, and other priceless moments with the improved graphics!

    I’ll be happy owning the remake and my original copy. 🙂

  • They didn’t announce a new FFVII… They just showed the same demo trailer they showed last year to showcase what they can do on the PS4 and said more details to come in December… Big difference. It’s okay to be excited about these teasers, but keep things in perspective.

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