Final Fantasy Series is no doubt a huge one that the Square Enix has kept alive by remastering the classic games. Recently, they have released the remastered version of the Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
But the latest information about Square Enix and the Final Fantasy Franchise suggests that the developer might be working on a classic remake. This also points towards Square Enix’s focus being driven over to the remakes for the Final Fantasy series games.
Recently, the Square Enix director Takeshi Katano was speaking to International Business Times when he said that remastering the classic titles from the first ever PlayStation console seems an injustice to the games and the expectations of the fans. Remastering those titles will certainly mean that the quality standards must be sacrificed and that’s actually what the studio holds dear.
Katano further added to the comment that If Square Enix has to re-release any of the Final Fantasy Franchise titles from the era of first PlayStation console, it would certainly be a Remake instead of a remastered version of that game.
This highly suggests that Square Enix will now focus mostly on the remakes instead of the remastered versions of the games. According to Katano;
“You look at the other titles in the series and technologically anything before the PS2 era is going to be difficult to do a modern remaster of to a suitable level of quality…that means a [future game] is more likely to be a remake.”
If the Square Enix is going for a remake as all the above points suggest, the Sixth, Eight, and Ninth, installments from the popular Final Fantasy series are among the strongest contenders. So, fans should expect a game from these titles in future.
Until now, Square Enix hasn’t revealed any of their plans to release a remake of any of the Final Fantasy series games. Hopefully, fans will hear about it at the upcoming E3 gaming Expo event.