Submitted by Vames 676d ago | opinion piece

Final Fantasy 7 On PS4 And Xbox 720: It Could Happen

Mobile & Apps: "The one game almost all fans of the JRPG genre would love to see remade on both the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox 720, is Final Fantasy 7. This is the game that arguably popularized JRPG outside of Japan, and could very well be the game to save the genre." (Final Fantasy, Next-Gen, PS4, Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

iGAM3R-VIII  +   677d ago
I thought this was a PS4 and PS Vita and PS3 exclusive. I don't think it would go to the Xbox because the strongest area of Sony's consoles is in Japan where FF6 is strong. The Xbox is weak in Japan so I think that it would be a PS exclusive.
izumo_lee  +   677d ago
From what i remember Sony spent a lot of money in advertising the game in the west where it is published by SCEA. The success of the game came because of the publics awareness of the game cause of that intense advertising.
BanBrother  +   676d ago
Correct izumo. FF7 was the first FF to be a Juggernaut, thanks to massive advertising by Sony. Whether it was released on both Xbox and PS4 won't matter. I'm sure it will sell tonnes on both.
DOMination-  +   676d ago
It could go either way if it were ever to happen (big if).

Of course, Square Enix fully own the Final Fantasy IP and ultimately can do what they want with it. If you dig out the psone box and look at the small print you'll see Sony has no rights to the game.

But Sony did help a lot with the original. Squaresoft didn't have the facilities to publish games worldwide in 1997. They certainly helped with localisation and distribution. Maybe even some development funding.

Can any KH fans confirm if any of the FF7 characters appear in the Nintendo spinoffs? To ky knowledge all games featuring them and FF7 games in general have been released only on PS formats so far.

Anyway to summarise.. Legally it can go anywhere but so far SE have kept it PS only. Even the ps1 classic never made it to xbla. Even 8,9 and 10 remaster don't and they weren't published by Sony. Personally i think then exclusivity is more likely. And that's just about fair enough
ALLWRONG  +   676d ago
FF is multiplat and will most likely never be exclusive to Sony again no matter how hard you wish it true. Maybe Japan, but good luck because Japan also loves Nintendo.
Minato-Namikaze  +   676d ago
These current HD remasters (ffx/x-2 and KH 1.5) may be square acknowledging they were wrong in supporting MS.
MikeMyers  +   676d ago

Final Fantasy still sells fairly well outside of Japan. Game that dominate in sales in Japan, yes I agree, there is no need in it coming to the Xbox. Japan content that also sells well outside, then it makes perfect sense to offer it on other platforms like the Xbox that does well outside of Japan.
Dj7FairyTail  +   676d ago
FFVI came on SNES first.
miyamoto  +   677d ago
Wasn't FF VII a joint Square and Sony project back in the day?
KingKelloggTheWH  +   676d ago
Sony did ALL the advertising.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   676d ago
I honestly don't want it remade,current square would ruin it.

Also the person in the article mentions the ps3 and 360 ram but it isn't accurate.
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EffectO  +   676d ago
It can happen only if Square dedicates $100 million budget and full FF team to FF7.
Anyone that has even started the game can easily see why.
chaos-lockheart  +   676d ago
The FF team said they will remake it, but it's stupid Wada that's not green lighting it."A FFVII remake is definitely on the cards and the Final Fantasy team would happily develop it. But Wada has one prerequisite before he would greenlight the project: Square Enix has to release a new Final Fantasy title that “exceeds the quality of FFVII.” Wada don't make since.
Temporary  +   676d ago
I guess that means we have to wait til after vs13
Jakens  +   676d ago
It does make sense. Why would Square release a game that was so good which only shows off how crappy the games they are putting out now are.

I understand that they want to release something awesome currently so as not just to become known for "Square only had good games in the past" but a Square that makes good games currently.

Even if they are putting out sub par games now, the fans don't see FF7 as a slap in the face to fans the way Sqares sees FF7 being a slap in the face to fans.

Square believes that it will hurt the current fan base and therefore get fewer sales of Square's next big game...

Whenever that is.
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MASTER_RAIDEN  +   676d ago
broooo, im pretty sure we could give the FF7 remake predictions/rumors a rest until we get evidence thats a little more concrete.

im pretty sure square has gone on record to say that an actual current gen quality remake of 7 would take them till the end of the millennium.
A next gen remake would be finished much faster and cost less which is all thanks to Square Enix's new Luminous Engine.
Sweelix  +   676d ago
lol as if this would go to the 720, it would sell less then 4 units, Xbox fans don't buy jrpg's

ps4 exclusive more like it
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General Shrooms  +   676d ago
Nice broad brush you got there.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   676d ago
because ff13 didnt sell well over a million copies on xbox? okay so it didnt sell anywhere near the ps3 version, but it still had some pretty impressive numbers on 360 alone in spite of the fact that it was on like 9 disks, and much worse...which actually goes to show you that 360 fans DO buy ff.
Noctis  +   676d ago
Thirty3Three  +   676d ago
FFVII is a "Sony" thing.

This is one of Sony's "GOD" games, just as Halo is one of Xbox's. (I'm not taking into account first and third party talk here... games in general).

When you think of FFVII, you automatically think of "Sony". That's its home and is known for being pure Sony. It's like if the PS4 received a pokemon game. It wouldn't seem right.

If this does get a re-release, it should be where it belongs. On the PlayStation 4 ONLY. It's home.
Rageanitus  +   676d ago
money talks, any game can eventually go anywhere.

btw if you did not remember.... ff 7 also launched on the PC LONG AGO. It is technically not an exclusive.
Dj7FairyTail  +   676d ago
except Sony doesn't own it. So it doesn't count.

Sony fans love using Third Parties exclusive as an excuse to say they have more games back then with PS1 and PS2.

Yet Nintendo and Xbox Fans use Nintendo and Microsoft Exclusives in a argument.
Minato-Namikaze  +   676d ago
Actually sony owns a part of SE so they do technically own a part of all things SE makes (and also shares in the profit, lol
adorie  +   676d ago
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sinjonezp  +   676d ago
It could..But why would Square do something that smart?
Because they absolutely loathe money for some reason lol. Wada is the dumbest person in the gaming industry.
Lifebanisher  +   676d ago
After they do a ff7 remake let's all request a ff7-2 and be adamant that cloud still be the hero for the sequel
jXales  +   676d ago
Afaik Sony owns the publishing rights for ffvii so even if they do remake it Xbox won't get it secondly Sony is a major shareholder at square Enix so more reason for it not to come to Xbox
SDF Repellent  +   676d ago
Mass effect 1 was also published by Microsoft and it ended up on PS3. Also, Microsoft also got a share of Bungie and Destiny somehow ended up being multiplatform. Anything is possible because Square enix still owned the IP.
jXales  +   676d ago
Partly true!
However we are not aware of what deal was cut with Microsoft. Contracts are very different this gen from 2 gens ago.

Also a deal was probably struck to release ME on ps. Also by bungie had become independent of Microsoft several years ago but still supported Xbox exclusively most likely due to contractual agreements etc

So we can speculate all we want but we really have no idea what the deal was for square and sony compared to ms and bungie.

However reasonable it is that ffvii if remade would be multiplatform I have to doubt that Sony would let an IP go without something considerable in return..

Square with fxiii was supposed to be exclusive, Sony gave permission for it to go multiplatform for exchange of something. What is anyone's guess but such deals exist and in the case of ffvii I don't see a deal being struck :)
It's too precious.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   676d ago
@ jXales

"However we are not aware of what deal was cut with Microsoft."

I believe you are right. I believe MS cut a deal with EA that MS could have Porsche once again in it's Forza IP's in exchange for Mas Effect 1. MS getting Porsche happened right around the same time as the announcement of a ME trilogy bundle.

@ SDF Repellent

Destiny didn't "somehow" become multiplatform. When Bungie was released from MS, Bungie became their own entity and multiplatform. Sure MS still has some rights to certain things but only under Bungie, and Bungie isn't working alone with the creation of Destiny. Destiny is a Bungie/Activision title. This is why we see the game multiplat instead of exclusive.

In order to have Final Fantasy 7 on any other console then a Playstation console, Sony has to be willing to release the rights to SquareEnix and allow it just like how MS released the rights of Mass Effect 1 to Bioware/EA.

MS's deal with EA was more then likely a means to get Porsche exclusive to Forza and EA IP's then anything else, but the side benefit to it was that PS3 owners were now able to experience the greatness of the ME1 game which could have only happened with MS allowing it. So MS is considering the PS gaming community....question is, would Sony be willing to consider the Xbox community?
imt558  +   676d ago
WTF he's talking about in this article??? Btw. Sony own about 20% Square-Enix stocks. Sony won't give FF VII to XB platform.
Williamson  +   676d ago
I never played any traditional FF game( I suck at most RPGs) but if ff7 is remade it should be exclusively on a Sony platform since the original has become something of a legend on the original PS. It wouldn't look natural seeing it on another console( I'm aware of a PC version).
CanadianTurtle  +   676d ago
After all the crap that SE has released, do you really want them to touch FF7?
breakpad  +   676d ago
Hell NO FF7 on Xbox will be a major loss for Sony...If Sony loose it from exclusive ..she will have hard times to overcome Xbox in sales ...it happened with all her previous exclusives (FF13,DMC4,REseries,MonsterHun ter) and it was the major reason that Ps3 stayed behind in this gen race.......FF7=PlayStation
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DarkZane  +   676d ago
FF7 on xbox is not gonna happen, since Sony are the ones who published the original. I don't think it's that easy for Microsoft to get it.

Beside, I think Square-Enix are finally figuring out with KH1.5 and FF10 HD that supporting Microsoft is not a good idea.

Also, Final Fantasy versus XIII will also not see the light of day on Xbox, it's a Sony exclusive.
DivineAssault  +   676d ago
Maybe on PS4 but i dont think nx box..

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