Japanese magazine Famitsu has written a lovely retrospective of Final Fantasy VII, which is 15 years old. Tetsuya Nomura, who worked as a character designer for the game, was asked about his experience and whether a much-anticipated remake will happen soon. He said no.
While he admitted that there was a huge demand for a high-definition re-imagination of the PlayStation classic, he said that the focus for Square Enix was on making new titles in the franchise - and to make these match or even top Final Fantasy VII
. It's not that we don't have faith, but we wish the team the best of luck in achieving that.
It's nice that Nomura-san is spending time talking about this and Kingdom Hearts
when he could be working on Final Fantasy Versus XIII
, which is now at least six years in development. A guy's gotta have a break, sometimes.