FFX producer developing PS3 Final Fantasy?

Yoshinori Kitase hints that a Final Fantasy game for Sony's next-generation console is in the works but won't confirm if it's FFXIII.

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During E3 last month, Square Enix president Youichi Wata showed a technical demonstration of how Final Fantasy VII would look if it were remade for the PlayStation 3. He then made a disclaimer that a new version of the game isn't actually being developed for the console but assured the audience at the presentation that another Final Fantasy game will be coming to the PlayStation 3.

In the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, the magazine featured an interview with Final Fantasy X producer Yoshinori Kitase, who's currently working on the PlayStation 2's Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII. One of the questions raised in the interview was whether the PlayStation 3 game will be Final Fantasy XIII. As expected, Kitase declined to give an answer, saying, "I can only officially state that we are making a Final Fantasy for the PS3."

However, he also suggested that he is involved as a core staff in the game’s development, stating, "As a hint, one thing I can say is that the FFVII technical PS3 demo was supervised by me and created by Toriyama and his team staff. I'll leave it to you, but you can imagine that development [of the PS3 FF] is happening via a similar process." Motomu Toriyama was one of the directors that worked with Kitase on Final Fantasy X, and he was the main director for Final Fantasy X-2.

Kitase also revealed the Final Fantasy VII technical PS3 demo was actually a rush job, created in just a month and a half. "We created [it] right before E3. I didn't think we could do it at first, but I called Sugimoto (Koji Sugimoto, FFX’s main programmer), and we somehow made it. I believe that if we had more time, we could have made it in a higher quality. In that sense, that demo didn't really take much advantage of the PS3's hardware specs. But still, we were able to make something that looked that good."

When asked if there were any more Final Fantasy VII spin-offs planned in the future, Kitase laughed, commenting, "Well, we'll have to see. There are still characters that might be alive [from the original FFVII]."

Discussion

14 comments
NAWAF005
NAWAF005

i wish they remake it for the PS3,not just puting it in the PSN

jjdomo
jjdomo

Dude, they remade almost every other FF game at least once on various systems, why not bring back FF7. It would seel like crazy and make tons of money. Hell, i'd buy it!

Cheesyc0re
Cheesyc0re

Quite interesting! I've read up on a few forums about there being a FFVII remake for the ps3, but to be honest i highly doubt it, why would Square Enix "fix something that's not broken" I don't see any good coming from making a new FFVII, it's not like the original struggled? It's by far the most popular final fantasy, anyway i'm completely clueless on what this new final fantasy could be, but it would be cool to see some Advent Chidlren-like graphics in game! :D

conada
conada

well martin, you're right about ff13. But there will be a ps3 only FF versus 13 which seems to be as good as ff13. So ps3 still has an upper hand for Final fantasy series !

jmartin1016
jmartin1016

HA! the guy below me had no idea huh? Yay for me. There were 2 reasons for me to get a PS3. MGS4 and FFXIII, and now that the later is coming to 360 I doubt I'll ever get a PS3.

BlueyesCyclone
BlueyesCyclone

Final Fantasy 13 is now only coming out on the PS3.

malakadil
malakadil

Please dont change the name from Final fantasy to something else i will not buy PS3. i only buy PS3 for Final Fantasy..

saturos
saturos

FinalFantasyXXX will be pretty funny if it makes it that far AND HOPEFULY IT WILL!!!!!

foreveraln1
foreveraln1

that would be pretty sweet but i wouldnt really want it to be turn based like all the other ones

4ngelus
4ngelus

chii07chobits: do you have a problem with your shift key?

chii07chobits
chii07chobits

PLeaSe MakE A SpeCiaL EdiTIon OF FiNAL FanTaSy XIII iN PS2!!!!!!!

Heromoua
Heromoua

AHHHH IT BETTER BE FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE!!!!! I AM GONNA KILL SOMEONE IF IT ISNT!!!!!!!!