There's no denying how popular the classic Sony PlayStation 1 RPG Final Fantasy VII is. Having reportedly sold 10 million copies worldwide, the fans favourite game in the on-going series is long overdue a HD remake - one which could potentially secure Square Enix's finances for all enternity. So why hasn't development begun?
The Japanese developer if anything must be sick of the demand the game generates. Since it's release in 1997 every other game in the series has been compared to the seventh outing, with many fans suggesting that no release has managed to reclaim the crown. This, however, is something Square Enix are well aware of and something they recently discussed during their annual shareholder's briefing.
The Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada stated that a HD remake of Final Fantasy VII could be on the cards, but under one condition. A later release in the series must exceed the quality of FFVII and reclaim the top spot which has been secure for fifteen years. Given their most recent releases have been victims of lackluster reviews, we somewhat applaud Square Enix for ensuring that their most treasured property will be only revisited and handled when the time is right.
All things considered, the team here are RetroCollect believe there is one other potential reason the retro revival is yet to be worked on. Whilst most of the game will look incredible in high definition, we believe Square Enix are currently scratching their heads on how to gracefully handle the cross-dressing scene which takes place in Don Corneo's dingy dungeon. Mind you all their lead characters do look rather feminine...
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