Final Fantasy X HD still early in development

Unknown if Kitase is directly involved.

December 29, 2011 / 03:22 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase spoke briefly on the upcoming PlayStation 3 and PS Vita remake of Final Fantasy X during an interview with the latest issue of German magazine M! Games.

The game is still very early in development, according to Kitase. Though it is unclear whether he is involved in that development, he thinks he will work on it because he will “ensure that the remake will have the same quality as the original.”

It’s worth noting Kitase uses the German word “neuauflage,” which can be directly translated to “remake,” “new edition,” or “new issue.”

In September, it was rumored the update would be a complete remake, running on the Final Fantasy XIII engine, with character design, stage elements, and aeons all being recreated from scratch. Square Enix has yet to confirm or deny these rumors.

Thanks, JPGames.de (and Tony).

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  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    If this is really a true remake then why not remake VII people have been asking forever. Though I will buy it I never thought X needed a remake because it voiced better graphics and etc. Wow if this is indeed on the new engine its going to be gorgeous. I always felt X was one of the most beautiful games.

    • TerrenceG9

      @FinalFantasy_fangirl: Pretty sure the issue of a VII remake has been addressed before. The sheer volume of content in FF7 would take far too long, I recall the estimate was at triple the time it took for 13 to come out.

      • L_kira

        @TerrenceG9: Exactly. They said it would take them like..20 years in production just to remake the whole game. Not to mention add more to it.

    • Moon Ray

      @FinalFantasy_fangirl:
      it not that easy…they already said that if they got enough power and time…they will remake ffvii….in this case…..ff x are different….remaking game of 1997 era to ps3 era are far difficult that ff x case….it if ff13 take almost 4 years…ff vii would be 3 to 4 times longer than that…beside,the BEST are keep LAST isn’t it…let ff x on PS VITA and keep FFVII for PS3/PS4.PS5 or anything best for it…..

  • captainhowdy

    Remake? This made me smile. Final Fantasy X is my favorite FF ever and I really hope there remaking this game. X was extremely beautiful on the PS2, I can only imagine how it would look on the XIII engine.

    Very excited for this.

  • hush404

    OHES NOES!!!! That same kind of thing happened to VS XIII and… we’re still waiting on that :S

    • L_kira

      @hush404: Meh. They really should change the V on vXIII to vaporware XIII.

      • hush404

        @L_kira: Sadly it feels like that.

  • whiteferrero

    ?????? that was a really early announcement then. wtf

  • Kurai Warrior

    Oh good another game that was announced too early. Good job SE.
    I’ll be waiting though, FF X was my first FF and I love it. Hoping it’s a remake and not HD.

    JUST DON’T TAKE AS LONG AS VERSUS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.

    • Moon Ray

      @Kurai Warrior:
      probably not….the design,story and other things already complete…not like versus…beside versus are said had better graphic than ff 13….it even use luminous engine and there are report said versus graphic are far better than in earlier 2011 trailer

  • http://www.espadakiller.wordpress.com EspadaKiller

    OMG IF FFX REMAKE IS TRUE I WILL BE SO DAMN HAPPY OMGOMGOMG! Hopefully it’s really a remake not just a HD port!!!

  • Chaos Raiden

    I rather have them focus on releasing FF Versus XIII first. FFX is an awesome game, and the remake will be awesome, but the game that I really anxious and excited to play now is FF Versus XIII.

  • dmysta3000

    Pretty certain that SE plans to release this next year, seeing as this is the 10th anniversary for the game.

  • Azure’Sora

    This takes sooo loong

  • rockman29

    Wow, shut up Square-Enix. Everything is still early.

  • http://www.gamesreflexoes.blogspot.com mateuspradosousa

    I wanna play Blitzball in a huge HD arena

    • whiteferrero

      @mateuspradosousa: same here. excited and bummed that it’s still early in dev. oh well :D

  • zakou

    I still see some confusion in “WHY NOT FFVII remake” read this to understand why:

    What square said was true, remaking a game thats 15 years old or more is really hard.

    FFX however looked similar to FFXIII in many aspect, if you played both you should know.

    The jump from PS2 to PS3 isnt anywhere near as big as from PS1 to PS2 or should i say “PS1 FFVII to PS3″ <- this jump is only possible with years development.

    FFXIII's engine has alot of similarities with FFX so the engine is done and all you need to do is just upgrade or slightly remake the "already fully 3D models from FFX" you make those into better HD versions and slightly upgraded to meet PS3 graphical and polygonal count requiements.

    FFX had that "beachy" "snow" "Crystals" "lights" "sun" and coloful feel to it as FFXIII

    However FFVII would never work on FFXIII's engine.

    So to remake FFVII first they would need to change the engine or make alot of changes to FFXIII's engine.

    Alot of FFVII backgrounds were done in 2D in comprasion to FFX's fully 3D envouriments. So jumping from 2D to make a HD remake for PS3 in 3D may seem like a nightmare of work for developers.

    I hope this cleared few things and sorry for my bad english.

  • Jackle

    I wonder if this will be released before Versus. I mean, it could be possible, they already have the material there…..

    • zakou

      @Jackle: I’d say the chanches are very high and we will prolly see FFX Remake in late 2012.

  • LordKaiser

    If it’s done right I will re-buy. Why not remake FFVII? Because people want the worlds and characters to look like Advent Children in quality and this is Next Gen talking.

    • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

      @LordKaiser: That and it would take an insane amount of resources

  • captainhowdy

    That’s why I like XIII so much. It reminded me a lot of X. Very captivating game.