If it ever happens, that is.
2020 looks like it’s going to be an absolutely massive year for gaming, and one of the biggest games coming out next year is Final Fantasy 7 Remake. And though the endeavour to remake the classic RPG in its entirety is going to take Square Enix a while, given how the remake is split into multiple parts, that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about future entries in the series as well.
For instance, once the FF7 remake is done, will it the be time for Square Enix to give similar treatment to Final Fantasy 8 as well? Well, as per Yoshinori Kitase – who’s producing the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake – if it does happen, he wishes it’s handled by a younger generation of Square Enix employees. Speaking with Famitsu (via Siliconera), Kitase said he’d like Square Enix youth to “step up and do it.”
“If the youth that inherits the genes of Final Fantasy can step up and do it, then I’d like to see it made,” said Kitase. “For Final Fantasy VII Remake, the project started from my desire to make Final Fantasy VII with today’s technology while I’m still here at Square Enix. So I’d like to see it [Final Fantasy VIII Remake] done by the youth of Square Enix.”
There’s no telling when – or if – we’ll ever get a Final Fantasy 8 Remake, but that doesn’t mean the game is lost to older consoles forever. Recently, Square Enix released a remastered version of the RPG- read our review though here.