Square Enix should be considered gaming royalty by this point, thanks in large part to their work on the historic ‘Final Fantasy’ video game series. Square Enix hasn’t been afraid to consistently evolve with the changing of time and this means that they’ve been willing to port old Final Fantasy titles onto new platforms, remake popular titles, and even stray away from their core title. In short, Square Enix is willing to do what it takes to bring FF to their biggest fans. That is why Square Enix surprised no one, but made EVERYONE happy, with the announcement of a Final Fantasy 7 Remake for the PS4.
Square Enix has been relatively mum about how they are going to go about remaking FF7 for the PS4 but what we do know is that it will be more than just a simple port, it will be a complete remake of the historic title. Square Enix has let loose a few hints throughout the past few weeks that have made fans start to wonder if FF7 might even be released in a cinematic, episodic format. Square Enix has always been revered for their ability to spin a story and this kind of port makes a lot of sense.
Yosuke Matsuda is the president at Square Enix and he opened up in an interview with The Telegraph about the future of some of their major properties. In that interview, Matsuda revealed that Square Enix is also focusing on bringing about big things for the Nintendo Switch, as well. Matsuda said, “The really great thing for us is to see how the Switch is selling so well, it’s doing incredibly well, which is nothing but a good thing for us.”
While fans are rightly looking forward to Final Fantasy 7’s remake, fans should also keep in mind that Square Enix is not planning on stopping the main thrust of their franchise. It looks like we have many FF titles coming in the ensuing years, and that should excite every gaming fan.