The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is coming out next month, April 10, and after a couple of frustrating delays, many are waiting for the role-playing game with great anticipation.
And while patiently waiting, many gamers have wondered about the possibility of a remake of one of the other Final Fantasy classics.
Gamereactor decided to go ahead and ask the man responsible for the FF7 Remake, games director, and producer Yoshinori Kitase if he had an opinion on the matter.
They popped the question at a recent FF7 Remake presentation in Madrid, asking Kitase if he had the team and the resources, which Final Fantasy game would he want to put through the modernization process.
Kitase insisted on a strong caveat before answering; he asked that no articles be written stating that Square Enix was going to making a remake of Final Fantasy this or that; his views on this were purely personal.
Yoshinori Kitase wants to modernize Final Fantasy 5
However, his answer was quite exciting as he suggested he’d like to remake 1992 classic Final Fantasy V.
He said, “the first Final Fantasy that I worked on myself was Final Fantasy 5, that hasn’t been remade with the more realistic kind of approach yet, so I think it might be quite interesting to do an FF5 remake someday.”
Kitase first came to Final Fantasy as the field plan writer for the fifth installment on the SNES. Square first released it on the Super Famicom in 1992.
The game was eventually ported to the Playstation with a cinematic opening and ending. It was also ported to the Gameboy in 2006.
Fans of the game will recall it as the last truly medieval Final Fantasy. Kitase then went on to direct FF6 in 1994 and 1997’s FF7.
Final Fantasy 7 wasn’t the only game delayed this year
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was initially slated to be released in January, but that was then pushed back to March before we got the April 10 date.
However, it hasn’t been the only game to have problems releasing on its actual proposed release date.
Cyberpunk 2077 was originally supposed to out April 16, but they announced in January that the game wouldn’t be ready until September 17, 2020.
What’s more, Marvel’s Avengers was also pushed back until September.
In other recent gaming news, E3 2020 has been canceled due to fears about the spreading coronavirus.
The event which helps companies develop and publish computer games was due to be held in Los Angeles in June, but the organizers decided to cancel due to the health and safety concerns posed by the virus.