FFXIII Director Wants to Remake Final Fantasy VII

There's little question that Final Fantasy VII is the most popular in the series. Besides it being the first one in 3D and the first for its new home on the Sony PlayStation family. Perhaps for that reason, it holds a special place in many gamers' hearts.

Today, our latest Final Fantasy is up to XIII, and for the first time in its traditional format (not MMO) it's gone onto Microsoft's Xbox. By all measures, Final Fantasy is bigger than ever, but many still remember fondly back to the series' first big splash in the worldwide market.

In an inteview with Siliconera, Motomu Toriyama, director of Final Fantasy XIII, answered a question that sent many the hearts of fans aflutter.

You worked on a bunch of Final Fantasy games. Which one would you want to remake the most? 

[Laughs.] That would be Final Fantasy VII!

If we had the manpower and the time to work on a project, if we were to remake Final Fantasy VII with the quality of Final Fantasy XIII it would become a tremendous project. If we can get the number of people we need by all means that would be the one I would really want to remake.

And now would be a good time to bring back this PlayStation 3 tech demo featuring a Final Fantasy VII theme:

PS3 Final Fantasy VII Tech Demo

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  • LePhuronn
    I'd prefer a HD Remix - keep FF7 exactly the same as it is but with FF13 visuals.

    Nothing more.
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  • acegmr
    FF7 remake has record shattering best seller written all over it.
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  • welshmousepk
    the game doesn't need to be remade. its timeless. its sounds and grpahics are a part of its charm, and removing those things would take away some if its appeal.

    besides, they would no doubt be unable to only change the sound and graphics, probably changing the whole game.
  • bin1127
    They would try to add a lot of new stuff and fill in some of the plot. It wouldn't be the same game.
  • nukem950
    I still would like to see a remake, even if things are added or dropped. I love the story. As long as the story is the same, or added to(or minor things removed)
    I really would not mind.