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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Posted by Reeve at 12:18 AM EST

Square Enix CEO's Conditions for an FFVII Remake

An interesting tidbit has come out of Square Enix's annual shareholder's briefing, which was held today. When CEO Yoichi Wada was asked about a possible Final Fantasy VII remake, he replied saying that the company will produce one only when a new Final Fantasy game bests it, quality-wise.

Wada admitted that at present, the company is not making Final Fantasy games that exceed the quality of FFVII. If they were to release a 7 remake right now, the FF franchise would be done with, he said.
While these statements could be taken as high praise for FFVII, it has more negative connotations when it comes to current state of the Final Fantasy franchise.

Source: Andriasang - No Final Fantasy VII Remake Until Original Has Been Topped -- Square Enix CEO


Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Posted by Reeve at 08:58 PM EST

PC Version of FFVII Being Readied for Downloadable Rerelease?

A little less than a year ago, we reported on the presence of both Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII on Steam's servers. Today we have some news that might indicate that Square Enix hasn't given up on these PC ports' rerelease.

Recently, a forum member at another download service, Good Old Games, noticed that Square Enix has registered the domain The site is currently not visible to the public, but a screenshot was taken during the brief time that it was.

Besides character synopses and wallpapers, the screenshot lists three new features for FFVII PC. They are: achievements (36 of them, to be exact); the sure-to-be-controversial "Character Booster", which allows players to improve their stats "all with the simple click of a button"; and support for cloud saves. The price for the game is £7.99 or €9.99; prices in other currencies are not listed.

An official announcement has not been made, but given this leak, I'm guessing it will happen sooner rather than later. As for FFVIII PC, it's still unknown if it will be rereleased as well, but its chances are looking better.