Final Fantasy VII Could Get Updated PC Re-Release

According to some rumours based around leaked information that appeared on one of Square Enix's websites, Final Fantasy VII, perhaps the most well beloved of all the series, could be getting a re-release on the PC - something fans of the game have been clamouring for for years.

Ever since Square teased us with the Final Fantasy VII tech demo during the early days of the PS3, people have been wanting a remake. A nice graphical overhaul, perhaps a few UI improvements, it wouldn't need much. Despite this however, Square has always vehemently denied that it was working on anything like that.

Now however, the rumour mill is spinning up again because the page - cached here - stated that there would be the classic Final Fantasy VII for PC, with a "host of new online features." These would include achievements, a "character booster" that would allow for stat tweaking - cheating - and a cloud save feature.

The page ends with a "BUY NOW PC Digital Download" price of £7.99 ($12.5).

The copyright reading 1997, 1998 at the base of the page is a bit odd, but cloud saves are a relatively contemporary feature so this isn't some old site that's just been accidently dredged up.

What do you think? Is Square finally going to give gamers what they want?

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Not a re-make

At that price... don't expect too much. I doubt square will ever accept that only 1 Final Fantasy title re-make (from the ground up) would sell very well... Although it would probably outsell any and every title they have ever put out... EVER!

Not a re-make

At that price... don't expect too much. I doubt square will ever accept that only 1 Final Fantasy title re-make (from the ground up) would sell very well... Although it would probably outsell any and every title they have ever put out... EVER!

not a remake

Again, you guys are reading into what the author of the article is leading to and that is not the case...

If they re-release this game for $12.50 then it is obsessively going to be the exact same game from 15 years ago with the online features. THAT IS IT... NO NEW GRAPHICS... NO NEW SOUND!!!

Grammar is not stupid nor

Grammar is not stupid nor childish. It's one of the differences between well educated, smart people and a mcdonalds employee.

'then' - refers to a point in time 'than' - comparison

Sorry kid, but you're way off both in grammar and in building a decent future for yourself.

This will not be a remake

This will be just a re-release with some online features and patched for the new OS's. In other words the same crappy graphics and midi sound files the game had 15 years ago when it was first released for the PC. If they actually remade the game they would charge $50-60. Not $12.50!

I hope to god they don't do

I hope to god they don't do this; it just shows a dearth of creativity. Make something new - don't bastardize the name of a classic with 3d graphics, voices, and other modern bullshit. FF7 is great because of everything it is - the awful character models, the fantastic soundtrack, the memorable characters, the detailed and imaginative per-rendered environments - take this (and a bunch of other shit) away and what do you have? A generic J-RPG featuring some wanker with an over-sized sword.

I never understood why they didn't do this.

I can't imagine it would take a TON or resources to update the graphics, tweak the UI, or add some features to the original game. FFVII would be GUARANTEED to sell off the shelf if released on PC and all 3 major game systems, especially with current graphics. I just could never understand why Sony wouldn't do this, when they could make a TON of money (not to mention, renew interest in the FF Franchise, which has gone stale in the past several years) on an updated version of FFVII.

Your kidding right ?

Your kidding right ? Considering almost everything will have to be re-modeled and modified it will almost be like creating the game all over again apart from maybe keeping some of the original code for the story and game mechanics, but I imagine a lot of the code will have to be changed to implement these changes too to allow better model meshes.

Your kidding right ?

Your kidding right ? Considering almost everything will have to be re-modeled and modified it will almost be like creating the game all over again apart from maybe keeping some of the original code for the story and game mechanics, but I imagine a lot of the code will have to be changed to implement these changes too to allow better model meshes.

"I can't imagine it would

"I can't imagine it would take a TON or resources to update the graphics" - Updating the graphics implies in modifying the engine, remaking ALL 3D models and textures and if the game is to reach todays standards voices are also needed. So lets review, modify the engine, create 3d models, create textures for models and maps, record voice dialogs and such. Thats pretty much how most companies make a game from scratch by licensing an existing engine minus having to write a story. Would a revamped FF7 be welcome? Absolutely. Is updating the graphics as simple as you may think it is? No.

I never said it would be simple

I said I can't imagine it would take a TON of resources, like, saying creating a new game from scratch, where you not only have to come up with the programming things, but the CREATIVITY shit as well. If they only updated the graphics and added NOTHING else to the game, it would still sell like wildfire.

The 'creativity ****' is the

The 'creativity shit' is the shortest (and therefore cheapest) part of the game dev process. It takes a LOT longer to make actual detailed models and textures than sketches. Not to mention the 'programming things' which are by far the most time consuming tasks, usually stretching beyond the games release (patches). You may want to keep layman opinions to yourself, they only add false truths to an already sketchy piece of news.

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