Final Fantasy VII has been considered by many to be a masterpiece, and understandably so. It excels at many things, both mechanically and narratively. One thing that doesn’t is its graphical design. Although cutting edge at the time, it hasn’t aged well and makes it hard to look at. Fans have clamored for a remake for years, but it looks like they’ll have to wait a bit longer.
During the PlayStation Experience event this past weekend, it was announced that Final Fantasy VII will be coming to PlayStation 4 in Spring 2015. I hate to use this term, but the reveal was probably one of the biggest trolls I’ve ever seen.
Game Producer Shinji Hashimoto from Square Enix comes on stage during the PlayStation Experience keynote with a big fat Final Fantasy VII logo behind him, talking about how it’s been 17 long years since the game’s release. You could tell by the reactions of the crowd that many if not all people were expecting a remake announcement.
On the plus side, it isn’t just a straight port of the PS1 version, but rather a port of the 2012 PC release with visuals upscaled to 1080p. It may not be the remake fans want, but it is still cool that you can play what is probably one of the best Final Fantasy games on your PS4. Considering the timing of this announcement, however, it’s likely that a proper remake isn’t coming anytime soon.