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FFX/X-2 HD Remaster sales could spur FFXII remake

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If Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is successful, a spruced-up version of Final Fantasy XII may be the next step. Yoshinori Kitase, who produced both the original games and their remakes, spoke to RPG Site about the future of Final Fantasy's past.

"If they do well, I think this will pave the way for more of the previous games to remade in an HD sort of quality," Kitase said. "I mean, if we had to single out one of the vast number of Final Fantasy titles which we could make in HD, it would have to be Final Fantasy XII."

Series fans may grumble that Final Fantasy VII wasn't mentioned as a candidate. But converting the PlayStation original to modern standards of graphics and control would be more like making a new game than retexturing and smoothing out another PlayStation 2 title.

Kitase pointed out that he was not involved with FFXII, so he doesn't want to say too much. But good sales figures for FFX/X-2 HD Remaster certainly wouldn't hurt its chances.

"We'll have to wait and see if these Remasters are going to be successful, first," he said.

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22 comments

  • thabani33 - June 19, 2013 12:22 a.m.

    Ah another opportunity to see Ashe in that super mini skirt/ribbon thing she wears around her curvy hips. Upskirt in HD FTW! *crossing fingers*
  • metalgatesolid - June 18, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    So many hours put into FFX. 390+ hours and i loved every millisecond. Greatest RPG ever (alongside Dark Chronicle).
  • TheInvincibleDragon - June 18, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    I really enjoyed XII and I hope that it does get remastered.
  • Datadog - June 18, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    I'd like to see the projections they made for a FF7 remake. I can see why it would be expensive since rebuilding every location in 3D is several years of work on its own. Heck, FF7 has entire household interiors built for the purpose of housing one lousy chest. And transferring all the character models and animation over to the new engine won't be a seamless transition. Their best bet really would be building a new game, so why not do that? Create a new FF7 game based on the original. Same characters, same story, same battle system, but change the game's layout and design to accommodate modern standards. Cut out the unessential rooms, redesign the dungeons, and it should start falling into a manageable budget. It's the great experience of playing the game that should be remade, not the entire game itself.
  • Clovin64 - June 18, 2013 3:35 a.m.

    I would die a happy man if Square did a HD remaster of FFXII. Its one of my favourite RPG's ever, and its right up there with FFVI and VII as one of my Top 3 FF's. On the subject of remakes, I wouldnt mind an FFVI remake on the 3DS! The 16-bit original will always be king, but I'd like to see it in modern 3D.
  • dcbernman - June 17, 2013 7:40 p.m.

    Haha, I'm still playing through both X and XII on PS2 for the first time : P
  • pokepark7 - June 17, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    awesome :D cant wait for the game
  • pl4y4h - June 17, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    an umpteenth chance for me to play through FFX? eh why not
  • Redeater - June 17, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    Meh, I'm not falling for that after I bought Beyond G&E HD and still haven't heard anything about the sequel. I know this is a different publisher but Squeenix is a little too similar to Ubi for my liking.
  • TheMariner - June 17, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    So in order to get a remake of XII, I have to buy X-HD? Alright, count me in.
  • Fhiend - June 17, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    An FF6 remake with super HD sprites would really be nice. Also a Snatcher remake.
  • Fhiend - June 17, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    FF12 remake would be awesome and I would buy it. Though I do not care for FF7, Square is dumb not to remake it. So many people want it, the game would sell millions. Just give people what they want and they will buy it.
  • Cyberninja - June 17, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    Even if the game were to sell millions they wouldn't make back all it would cost to turn FF7 into a HD game
  • josephgevedon - June 17, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    i give no craps about excuses, get to FF7.
  • TheMariner - June 17, 2013 5:31 p.m.

    They've outright stated that unless and until another FF game surpasses VII in terms of quality and sales figures, they won't remake VII. So basically, if you want a remake of VII, buy other FF games.
  • CUFCfan616 - June 17, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    haven't they basically been remaking the first few FFs for mobiles? I know if FFVII was to be remade then fans would expect it to be to a PS3/4 level of quality, but if they're taking the time to turn the original games from 2d to 3d then it's not too unreasonable to think about the PSone games being remade for the next gen. They know that this is what a lot of people want and that it would sell and you would think that from a company struggling financially that they would listen to what their consumers want and try to deliver. As it is, the PS2 games were good, but probably not good enough for me to buy HD copies when I have the originals still working in my PS2. Of course that's the problem. If the PS2 HD remakes don't sell well then they'll try and use that to justify not doing the PSone games and we'll be stuck with whatever emo teenager drama that they package as Final Fantasy in the future
  • C.King - June 17, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    did u just predict the future?! seriously none of that sounded disagreeable. btw you wouldn't happen to know where i can find a port/remake of the original would u?
  • Squander - June 17, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    That might be killer!! Totally want to see that coming! never really had the opportunity to finish the game as I was stuck in graduation that time. It already looked splendid on Playstation 2, a HD remaster plus trophy support...I am sold!
  • larkan - June 17, 2013 2 p.m.

    Ni No Kuni is what FFXII wanted to be all along.
  • Cyberninja - June 17, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    There are to many differences to say that.

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