Not all news this year was of the controversial nature. With major conferences like E3 2015 and Gamescom, not to mention The Game Awards, Paris Games Week and PlayStation Experience, the potential for major news is even greater than ever. Some announcements got over better than others of course and while we didn’t quite have anything on the level of 2013 – when the PS4 and Xbox One were both announced – there were plenty of big announcements in 2015 to take our collective breaths away. Disagree if you’d like but here are our nominees for the biggest news of
Final Fantasy 7 Remake announcement
Shenmue 3 announcement
Konami barred Kojima from attending TGA
Microsoft announces backwards compatibility for Xbox One
Fallout 4 confirmed, launches five months later
New Xbox One User Interface
Winner: Final Fantasy 7 Remake announcement
Many, many years ago, when Sony first revealed the PlayStation 3, it teased fans with a CG remake of the opening sequence of Final Fantasy 7. You know the one – Aeris walking down the street, flowers in hand, only for the camera to pan up and show the dark, dank city of Midgar that she occupied. Perhaps from that moment onwards or sooner, fans wanted an updated version of Final Fantasy 7. Thus, the FF7 Remake wishes were born.
To its credit, Square Enix did a hell of a job satisfying fans of the game. It released a CG film sequel called Advent Children which featured some of the greatest fight sequences in a movie till date. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 made its way to the PlayStation Portable and it was a phenomenal handheld title and prequel to the main game. However, fans just couldn’t stop wanting the remake to end all remakes.
At E3 2015 this year, Square Enix finally announced the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Granted, the gameplay trailer we saw later didn’t quite measure up to the reveal trailer but it looked amazing all the same. Say what you will about Square Enix’s episodic stance on the remake but considering that speed at which it’s been delivering some of our most anticipated games, we’re just happy to finally see the remake become reality.
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