Final Fantasy X HD update coming soon
posted on 02.18.13 at 03:47 AM EST by (@salromano)
For now, a look at the game's new character models.

Final Fantasy X HD

An official announcement for Final Fantasy X HD will arrive soon, Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto said during Sony’s PS Vita news broadcast this morning.

To tide the wait, Hashimoto showed off some of the game’s new character models.

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A release date for Final Fantasy X HD has not been set.

  • Heartless ㅤ

    Coming Soon.

    • tubers

      Does that roughly translate to 3-5 years in SE language?

      • Dede Ogbe

        U can bet your ass it does!!!

  • Shadow

    I don’t know what drugs I’ve been taking but I’ve been hallucinating FFX HD updates.

  • http://twitter.com/NoctisFNCvsXIII Eli Shelton

    “Thank you Hashimoto-san giving an update.” I am going to love this game coming!

  • Heartless ㅤ
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  • Guest

    From these low-res pics/vids, I can’t see much improvement over the original. Hopefully SE will post HD pics/vids soon.

  • Bloodios

    Oh yeah, baby!
    Penance, I never had the chance to defeat you before my PS2 broke down but soon, I’ll put you down for good!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    It was nice to see that the project is still alive. I hope the next announcement shows way more.

    • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

      agreed

  • DarthBrian

    By ‘soon’ I hope he means February 20th! :p

  • Claude

    Looks like a PS2 game.

    • Duc PC-QB

      But its a PS2 game with better res

      • Claude

        That’s the joke!

        • AnimusVox

          *badumtss*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Obb/100001994017630 Bob Obb

    Very disappointing… I was hoping they’d use the high detail cutscenes models for the entire game, but it looks like they just updated the low detail models a little bit

    • KurisuMakise

      I was also hoping they did that too but the update on the low detail models is nice though. I’m guessing the backgrounds are what will receive the biggest boost.

    • Michael Garling

      Dude, do you even know how game development works? The characters in the FMVs are not usable character ‘models’ per se, they can’t import those into a game or anything like that…

      Those cutscenes were essentially a CGI film, you wouldn’t just be able to take the exact models from Advent Children for example and drop them into a game. The FF10 FMV cutscenes are the same principle.

      • Ray

        No, dude, what he meant was that the high poly count model on the real time cutscenes, not the CGI cutscenes. That wouldn’t be able to be used like you said. But if SQEX choose to use the low poly model, I wouldn’t complain as long as it is released soon ^^

      • Bloodios

        Before questioning whether or not someone knows something, how about going back and rereading the comment again? Not once in his comment did he mention the CG models, only “high detail cutscenes models”. Not sure if you have actually played FFX, because if you did, you would’ve remembered that the game actually had two kinds of in-game models:

        – One is creepy, low-poly, emotionless and is used for majority of the gameplay.

        – The other one is more detailed, more expressive and ultimately seems more alive. This one is often used for the majority of the in-game cutscenes, save for some odd occasions.

        The question being posed here is why did Square not polish and use the more detailed in-game models for the entirety of the HD version, but instead chose to polish the less detailed ones instead? No one here lacks common sense enough to think of dropping in models designed for CG cutscenes and expect the current-gen system to render them in real-time.

      • Budgiecat

        cmon man, you’re better than this. Use some reading comprehension…

        • Michael Garling

          Sorry dude, forgot they went that way with the in-engine cutscenes; really wasn’t a fan of FF10 at all (the English localisation brutally destroyed that game for me: all memories I have of it are like a horrific fever dream!), so I jumped to conclusions.

          But yeah, you/he are totally right then. Seems odd that Square wouldn’t just use those models throughout the title now, unless there’s something preventing them from doing so (ie. the models were made specifically for cutscenes, and would need major amounts of recoding to become ‘tangible’ within the gamespace).

    • rockman29

      I think they may update both of them.

      If you look at the new models, they may actually be higher detail than FF X original’s models.

      They did some close ups of Yuna, I thought it looked maybe better

      the art style is also different (more akin to KH), the shading is and shapes are a bit changed

      have to see the final product, looks pretty good though

      the characters actually have fingers in battle, that should say a lot! :)

  • Neutron15

    yuck, I was expecting a full remake of FF 4

    • Skerj

      o_O I can’t tell if this is a joke or not, doesn’t a new port of FF4 come out like every year?

  • http://twitter.com/Azuardo Azuardo

    I don’t think it looks too bad. Need more footage, though. This long in development and this is all we have to show for it. Hopefully we get to see much more at the next announcement.

  • Pekola

    Maybe I was expecting too much, but…uhm. I thought they would give it a better graphical treatment? The Kingdom Hearts HD Remix looks much better (probably because they have more recent models they can use)

    But I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aly.hesham.7 Aly Hesham

    Looks very smooth to be honest.It does look alot better than the original.I am optimistic :D I mean look at the fingers they are actually recognisable.They were stuck together in the original.

  • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

    PS vita only? :(

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      It’s been announced for PS3 and PSV.

      • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

        I thought it had, just got worried when they only saw the vita version:-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    This can mean that they will show VS XIII on the 20th… WOW!,,, not getting my hopes up do… or em I.. AHH!!

  • GaySkull

    Finally!
    it still has that PS2 look but in HD

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    You know, Shinji Hashimoto… It’s better to show us the gameplay not characters standing there and doing nothing… I guess it’s better than nothing…

  • gvhgjhnkhb

    Remake, or HD port?

  • ShinAsura

    Sal was right, nice call

  • AzureKite7

    Will this have the extra content from the International version mainly the “Dark” aeons and Penance?

  • Ragiacrus

    can’t wait, its been years since I last played FFX , one of my fave in the series for sure

  • rockman29

    SE better not mess this up, I don’t want to wait a year for another update on this game.

    • MrRobbyM

      If this isn’t out in like two months I’d be really confused, well, more confused on SE’s practices. This was announced like a year ago, right? It’s a remaster, not a remake!

  • rockman29

    OMG those characters look awesome…

    Vita powahhhhh!

  • Potionzmaster

    Wow, Yuna actually has fingers in battle?! o_0

    • rockman29

      Yarly… if the update really looks this good throughout the game… looks wild.

      I wonder what they will do with the 2D backgrounds? Some areas in FF X have 2D backgrounds (e.g. some areas in Luca, some around the Shoopuf).

      If they remake them in 3D that would be nice

      also it would be great to have a free control camera from FP to view stuff

  • Budgiecat

    Really disappointing…I wanted them to scrap those field models once and for all and replace them with the higher polygon/higher res cutscene models. Honestly, if there was a PC version of FFX, that would have been done already via mods…

    • Dede Ogbe

      that would be a complete remake. This is just a hd remaster

      • Budgiecat

        Well in Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD remix they replaced the original character models so……

        You’re wrong

  • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

    Fingers~

    Works for me. Curious if they’ll make the cutscenes consistent though. The mixed models was really annoying. Even during some big scenes with all the playable characters, some of them were switched to the lowest quality model in the background. And it was just not pretty.

    I’d like it to at least look consistent. Including the one off NPCs.

    That was literally the most annoying thing about FFX for me. So here’s hoping.

  • MrRobbyM

    Hopefully this time I’ll get around to actually finishing X. But what I’m really hoping to come of this is a XII remaster. Because everyone wants one! …Right? :/

    • http://www.facebook.com/dirceu.santos.7798 Dirceu Santos

      only if vaan step up and come out o balthier shadow!
      you know like a true hero!

  • PrinceHeir

    yay they added new animations :D

    so this is also still for PS3 right?

    International Edition + Dual Audio please(just like KH 1.5 edition)

    • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

      Yes it’s still for PS3.

  • new_tradition

    Hmmm… I think if I got this game, I’ll go for the Vita route after all. The graphics aren’t bad, but after seeing what they planned for Kingdom Hearts ReMIX, I can’t help but think they could have done better, beyond just a high resolution face lift. But for a portable game, I think it’s mighty impressive and will show it on the Vita screen.

  • Zohar127

    X is one of the best games in the series so I’m glad they are doing this, I just wish it didn’t take them 3 years D:

  • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

    I hear a report going on the “Final Fantasy Versus XIII” is shifting Development to PS4. If this is true, then Damn I’ll have to get a PS4 to play this. Oh well I’ll be getting a PS4 as my 2nd next gen. console after Wii U , and XenoBlade 2.

  • SirAuron14

    think we’ll get news today on more about the game?