Ever since Square Enix released a tech demo of the opening scene of Final Fantasy VII to show off the graphical capabilities of the PS3 at E3 2005, fans have tried everything they can to get a full remake of the game.
News of a remake never came to be, and now, in an interview with Eurogamer, series producer and Final Fantasy VII director Yoshinori Kitase has spoken out about the potential of an actual remake, saying that “staff availability and budget” were the two biggest issues with making the project a reality. He went on to say:
Even if I casually say I would like to do that, because it would be a huge project I would have to motivate myself to the level that I really am prepared to take on this huge responsibility.
He then added:
I don’t know if those three things will happen simultaneously. It has to tick lots of very big boxes. I won’t rule out the possibility, but it would take a lot to make it happen. But should I ever take it on, it would have to be the biggest project I’ve done. My life work. So I would have to be as highly motivated as that to end up with something I’m very happy with. It’s a huge thing for me.