Submitted by mrbojingles 639d ago | opinion piece

Final Fantasy VII Remake: What System Should It Be On?

GGG writes about which platforms would be a good fit for a potential Final Fantasy VII remake should it ever happen. (3DS, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Relientk77  +   639d ago
PS3 and/or PS4
Zuperman  +   639d ago
Only on Playstation
Geekman  +   639d ago
Is there a point in Playstation exclusives? It's selling well enough with just hardware. Not against FF on PS4, just saying.
Lord_Sloth  +   639d ago
As long as it's as kickass as the original then.I don't care where what it's on.
GameSpawn  +   639d ago
Well, Sony still owns the rights to Final Fantasy VII since they funded a good chunk of its development as well as publishing it.

For Square to release a FF7 remake on anything BUT the PS3 or PS4 would cost them a good chunk of money to buy out the IP rights or they may even have to give up a large share of the profits on ALL the versions sold, regardless of platform.

Part of me wants a remake just because it would be close to Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children in graphic fidelity, which would end up being a damn gorgeous game to play. However, another part of me DOESN'T want a remake just to keep the game's nostalgia where it is and also not have Square botch it up like they did with Final Fantasy XIII (and its obnoxious sequels).
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MuhammadJA  +   638d ago
"Well, Sony still owns the rights to Final Fantasy VII since they funded a good chunk of its development as well as publishing it."

@ GameSpawn:

what about the re-release of FF7 on Steam? Yeah, Sony does own the rights to FF7.
GameSpawn  +   638d ago
"what about the re-release of FF7 on Steam? Yeah, Sony does own the rights to FF7."

That is because the PC version already existed to be ported to Steam. Sony published the console version and hold rights to versions on consoles. Square (as Eidos) published the PC version in 1998.

So, as far as CONSOLE releases, Square must ask Sony first as they JOINTLY own the Final Fantasy VII characters and IP. As far is PC releases, Square was the Developer AND Publisher, so they can release direct through their own eStore (which they DID for a while) or port to Steam (which happened after poor management of Square's own digital distribution system - they just let Steam manage the digital versions).

Square can change ALL of the characters to the point it no longer represents what FF7 is and release on whatever they please.

Keep in mind, with the exception of the Mobile games Before Crisis and Dirge of Cerberus Lost Episode and the PC release of FF7, ALL Final Fantasy VII related games were released SOLELY on PlayStation platforms:
Dirge of Cerberus: PS2
Crisis Core: PSP
Also with the movie:
Advent Children: Produced by Sony Pictures
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   638d ago
Wii U could get it. FFVII was originally a Nintendo 64 game.
GordonKnight  +   638d ago
I would want it on the Wii U because of the gamepad, which is awesome for RPGs. I also have the PS4, PS3, 360 & XBONE. So, it really doesn't matter to me.
boya3gob94  +   639d ago
To make it fair (if they have the budget of course) it should be two versions ... one for current gen (PS4 / Xone) and one for last gen (Ps3 / X360 / Wii u)
lilbroRx  +   639d ago
Automatic downvote for putting Wii U in last gen.
boya3gob94  +   639d ago
Stop crying ... The Wii u has the hardware of a last gen console
Kurisu  +   639d ago
We'd be waiting forever for something that we're never going to get anyway if it's made for so many consoles!

I'd rather it be an exclusive so SE can get the most power out of one particular console.
lilbroRx  +   639d ago
Show me a last gen console that has more than a gig of RAM, GPGPU, DX11 features, Shader Modal 4/5.0 or a modern tesselator.
GordonKnight  +   638d ago
The gamepad would make the Wii U version the best one IMO. Even thought the graphics will be better on the PS4 & XBONE.

The Vita & 3DS would great as well.

Square just make it for all the systems and be done with it.
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Majin-vegeta  +   639d ago
Well seeing as PS consoles are where the biggest FF fans are its only logical it be released on Sony sytems
GordonKnight  +   638d ago
FF4 & FF6 are better than FF7, FF8 & FF9. IMO
dorron  +   639d ago
PS4 and Vita, please.
lilbroRx  +   639d ago
All of them, but if only 1 were possible, then I would say the PC as that would provide the most flexibility and biggest possible audience.
Hicken  +   639d ago
The game's biggest audience would be on PS4.
stragomccloud  +   638d ago
Last time I checked the JRPG fanbase moved back to Nintendo consoles/handhelds.
Zodiac  +   639d ago
Knowing the current Square Enix, it will probably release on IOS and Android.
neogeo  +   639d ago
Don't say that!! It's too close to the truth
Kurisu  +   639d ago
"We're pleased to announce FFVII..."


"...Before Crisis' Western release on Android and iOS! Please be excited!"

knifefight  +   639d ago
That's kind of how it went with Parasite Eve The Third Birthday, too.

Them: "New Parasite Eve!"

Us: "Awwww yyyeeaaaah!"

Them: "For cellphones!"

Us: "..."

Them: "Well, okay, okay, we'll put it on something else instead..."

Us: :D

Them: "How about PSP!"

Us: "...I guess it's better than cellphones."

Them: "Directed by Motomu Toriyama!"

Us: "Who?"

Them: "You'll come to know this name. Ooooh, you will know this name some day...."
Ultr  +   639d ago
What kind of question is that? -.-
BosSSyndrome  +   639d ago
All of them, preferably, but ps4 deserves it if its has to be exclusive.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   639d ago
Out of all the systems, I'd say that the PS3 should get it.
Not the PS4, the PS3.
More people own the PS3 than the PS4 so it would reach more people that way while still staying on its host system.

If, however, we're going by which system needs the publicity of such a high-profile game the most, it's gotta be the Wii U.
The others already have mountains of hype behind them; the Wii U's hype games don't even have solid release dates, outside of Mario Kart.
Having this? Well, it would definitely make the Wii U see headlines for a while.
BlakHavoc  +   639d ago
Why not the PS3 & PS4
GordonKnight  +   638d ago
And it would be the best version because of the gampad. But I don't see it coming to the Wii U, which is sad!
AsunaYuukiTheFlash  +   639d ago
Playstaion exclusive
Geekman  +   639d ago
Lets look at the possibilities:
Multiplatform: It'd sell the most on PS4 most likely, less on Xbox One, some on Current gen, and a little on Wii U if they put it on there,
Ps4: I see not pint in a PS4 exclusive. The system sells well enough as it is. Excellent multiplatforms AND exclusives. I think it's good for the year.
Xbox One: Only 3 exclusives coming, which are Titanfall, Halo 5, and Gears of War. This could help sales.
Wii U: It'd cause Bayonetta 2 style rage. While it could help sales, I'd suggest seeing how well Bayonetta 2 even sells before making a 3rd party Wii U exclusive.
PS: No. Last gen is over.
Xbox 360: No. Last gen is over.

Ima have to go with Xbox One or Wii U.
BlakHavoc  +   639d ago
You honestly think a FF game would release on Xbox and not PS?
fenome  +   639d ago
It originally released on the PS2, plus the PS4 has a bigger install base than both the Xbox One and the Wii U. Why would they alienate the original fan base AND release on systems that don't have as many people on them?
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fenome  +   638d ago
Ha! Didn't even realize I did that. Thanxs!
TheOrder1886  +   639d ago
PS4 and/or PS3 and/or PS Vita.
IQUITN4G  +   639d ago
All formats surely so everyone can enjoy it
badboy776  +   639d ago
Only on Playstation
BlakHavoc  +   639d ago
I think if it was remade it wouldn't come out till like 2016 so i'd say exclusive to the PS4, it was just so important to the PS1 and helped establish the playstation brand. But of course if it were remade it would likely come out on both PS4 nd X1.
C_Ali88  +   639d ago
Whichever will sell the most without cannibalizing itself if put on other consoles.... Thats what they care about anyway and it makes no difference to me...
Aquariusgamer  +   639d ago
knifefight  +   639d ago
Not gonna lie, I'd buy it.
TwilightSparkle  +   639d ago
Gba :-)
gpturbo81  +   639d ago
all systems. the way it should be.
zu4G  +   639d ago
Final Fantasy is PLAYSTATION
videgamenext1  +   638d ago
Gosh fan boys are ignorant
stragomccloud  +   638d ago
3DS! Don't mess up the backgrounds. Go back to the original assets and then just run the 3D backgrounds in real time, though with the same static angels. Then redo all of the character models in the same style. Cutscenes however, should look like Advent Children~

This way, the original intended style, charm, and humor of the original game can be kept, while making the game look more appropriate by today's standards.
ShinnokDrako  +   638d ago
FFVII = Only on Playstation. Why? So they can focus on 1 version and deliver a great product. They have the people, they have the power of the console. I can't wait for the announcement!
lifeordeath617  +   638d ago
they should do both systems but focus extra hard on ps4. Sony is FFVII's home but i feel that everyone should enjoy the game IMO.
GordonKnight  +   638d ago
You mean the PS4 & Wii U, right?
lifeordeath617  +   637d ago
JunMei  +   636d ago
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JunMei  +   636d ago
Nintendo is just as much of a home to Final Fantasy as Sony. Go home fanboy.
gano  +   638d ago
Not sure i would say wait till 15 is out.
Bring type o and crisis core hd remake complete to vita.
Then lets talk about seven.

Im still wanting a new saga and mana 2d sprites only please.
MuhammadJA  +   638d ago
PS4, X1 and PC.
fonger08  +   638d ago
If this were truly going to happen, I would "want" it stay Playstation for nostalgic reasons... but if SquareEnix is putting Kingdom Hearts on the Xbox... it will almost for sure go multi-plat.

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