Square Enix to “Revitalize Strong IPs” for Modern Market
Final Fantasy 7 isn’t the only classic up for remaking.
Final Fantasy 7 isn’t the only top tier property that Square Enix will look at remaking (or reimagining, considering the slight changes to story and overhauling of combat). In the company’s annual 2015 report, Square Enix talked about investing in more remakes of its “strong IPs” to cater to the modern market.
“We will revitalize some of our strong IPs in ways that meet the needs of the modern gaming market. For example, we will take an IP developed for earlier generations of game consoles and recreate it for the latest consoles, while also proactively developing versions for play on smart devices.”
The obvious goal is to allow fans the chance to “relish reliving” many of the past classic Square Enix titles “with a freshness that only the latest in technology can provide, while at the same time have new customers enjoy the IP as though it were brand new.
“By not only optimising single pieces of IP for single platforms but also rolling out IP in a multi-dimensional manner to meet the needs of the modern market, we believe we can deliver exciting new experiences.”
What other classic Square Enix games would you like to see “revitalized”? Let us know in the comments.