Author Topic: Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata Would Turn Down Final Fantasy VII Remake  (Read 352 times)


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GAMEREVOLUTION: Would you take over the Final Fantasy VII Remake if [Square Enix] offered that one to you?


GR: No, you wouldn't!?

TABATA: No I wouldn't.

GR: Can I ask why?

TABATA: It's something I couldn't make, myself. That's about it.

GR: Would that be a lot of pressure?

TABATA: Final Fantasy VII is a special game.

GR: It's the big one.

TABATA: It's such a special numbered game that I don't think I can remake that one. There's so many fans out there, if I were asked to satisfy all those fans, I don't think that's something I could do, 100%. If [Square Enix] asked me to make a new Final Fantasy and take it in a new direction, I'd be happy to accept that one, but if they asked me to remake Final Fantasy VII — to release as if it were a modern game, just released today -- no, I don't think that's something I can do. I think the only people who could do that are Mr. (Yoshinori) Kitase and Mr. (Tetsuya) Nomura.

GR: And you say that even though you did such a good job with Crisis Core?

TABATA: Well that wasn't VII itself.

GR: A spinoff... a prequel.

TABATA: Yeah, it wasn't the main game. Now, if they asked me to do Final Fantasy VII-2, that might be different.

GR: Which brings us back to your new project!

*Laughter in the room*

TABATA: We haven't got that planned!
The full interview will be published on GameRevolution later this month.


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Wow, this interviewer is quite pushy.


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I would say the only people who can do it, are now with Nintendo. Kitase and Nomura do plan a reboot rather a remake (I really could live with that if they would be honest to themself and to the fans who demand a remake). They should have given the charge of the project to their younger stuff members or even the team behind Bravely Default and has given Kitase and Nomura an adviser role.