Why this has piqued our interest
Oft rumoured but never actualised, this is a major coup for Sony. Whilst they say play it first, implying it’s simply a timed exclusive, the long relationship between between Square Enix and Sony could mean that it’s exclusive enough to draw people on the fence between the two consoles, and for whom FF7 is a deal breaker, to commit to Sony.
Personally, I can’t wait to see how Square Enix realise this. My love of FF7 is well catalogued at Backwards Compatible and so I desperately hope they keep true to the original game, but so far it looks amazing. The recreation of the original intro brought a tear to my eye
Some useful links
Official Facebook® Page: www.facebook.com/FinalFantasy
Official Twitter®: www.twitter.com/FinalFantasy
Full press release below
Leading the development will be key members from the original project, including producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Tetsuya Nomura and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima.
First released in 1997 on the PlayStation® computer entertainment system, FINAL FANTASY VII is universally regarded as a hallmark title of the RPG genre. The original title received high praise for its epic storyline, unique characters, and movie sequences that utilized the most cutting-edge technology of the time. Since then, the game has sold over 11 million copies worldwide and continues to receive widespread acclaim from critics and fans around the world. The popular game has even expanded into spin-offs, films, and merchandise.
More updates on this project will be revealed at a later time.