Final Fantasy VII is regarded as an absolute classic. In fact, it’s many people’s favorite game of all time, still, 14 years after its original release on Playstation. Most of these people would love to see FF7 on the current (or next) generation consoles. But Square Enix is refusing to bow to these demands.
The company’s argument is that it would take too long, too much money, and too much processing power to bring Final Fantasy VII visually up-to-date. And there is a huge risk that mainstream gamers would reject the remake, as they did the original.
Sick and tired of waiting, some dedicated FF7 fans have produced their own remake, or at least a short demo of a potential remake. As DVice recently reported, the fan-made FF7 remake was created using the Unreal Engine and is playable on Windows PCs. It can be downloaded here, or you can be content with watching the video embedded above.
Square has made a rod for its own back with this one, producing a tech demo showing a re-imagined Final Fantasy VII running on the PS3 before launch. If it had never done that then talk of a remake would never have started up. It surely now has to repay the fans and go through with a full, unfettered remake. Please. Do it!