Submitted by jwk94 1209d ago | news

Confirmed: Final Fantasy X HD Is A Remaster

After months of speculation, Final Fantasy X HD has been confirmed to be a remaster, not a remake. (Final Fantasy X, PS Vita, PS3, Square Enix)

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Razongunz  +   1209d ago
aw damn! was hoping for a remake!

oh well its still a great game and i'm sure it will look nice in HD, i'll get it anyway.
waltyftm  +   1209d ago
Lulu in HD, yes please.
Danteh  +   1209d ago
I don't know what some of you people are smoking but given the extremely poor record of Squeenix they would probably change Wakka for some black guy with a chocobo in his head and make the battles just a press X mash-fest.

I want the best Final Fantasy ever made (FFX) in HD but untouched plx
grailly  +   1209d ago
SQ-E haven't done the best job with new games lately, but you can't say they don't know how to remake games. FF4 and tactics ogre are great games
C L O U D  +   1209d ago
The "some black guy with a chocobo in his head" is actually one of the best Final Fantasy characters
Kalowest  +   1209d ago
Sazh Katzroy is the "some black guy with a chocobo in his head" and he's one of the best characters in FFXIII.
BigPenguin  +   1209d ago
Sahz was absolutely the best character in FFXIII. However the rest of the cast was such shit that being the best character in that game would not be very hard.

I think what you are all focusing on is the wrong point. Instead of talking about how Sahz was the best, you should be talking about how everyone but Sahz was dildos. He only looked good by comparison.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1209d ago
LOL @ Danteh

You can tell your pretty racist. Sazh was the best character in FF13. Your favorite character was probably Hope.
jthamind  +   1209d ago
the trophies seem like they'll be the only selling point of the game. i got the God of War Collection, and the supposed "HD" isn't much different than the original unless you're doing some Lens of Truth BS.
tawak  +   1208d ago
Sazh, is one of the saviour for my in ff13 as he is my 1st character to learned "haste" which helps me alot in tough battles
Megaman_nerd  +   1208d ago
that's true @jthamind. I was very surprised by how little difference there was between the GOW collection and the original games and that's why I was hoping for the rumors about FFX remake to be true.

I already have 2 copies of FFX for PS2 and based on experience I know that HD will not make that much of a difference so I'm not that interested anymore. =/
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nevercloser07  +   1208d ago
Odds I can use my PS2 version guidebook to help catch all the monsters for the arena?
RurouniKaze  +   1208d ago
woah woah woahh I take offense when you people say that Sazh was the only cool character in FFXIII.

Lightening was pretty cool too ! Dont let her awe terrible surroundings drag her down too ;(
wolokowoh  +   1208d ago
@jthamind and megaman_nerd There is a difference, It is just so far zoomed out most of the time you can't notice it. The major difference I noticed going from a 23 inch SDTV to a 32 inch LCD is that the character textures were smoother. For instance, you can see the boobs on the Sirens and Gorgons much more clearly in GOW1. I didn't even notice that one of the siren's tits was hanging out before playing the HD remake and I've played GOW1 literally a couple dozen times. The smoothest GOW HD remaster is Ghost of Sparta in Origins Collection though because there was significant upgrade that is easily noticeable.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1208d ago
Sazh was the best character in FFXIII...
because he was the only main character with no hair bangs. And also because he didn't saying or did annoying sh*t all the time and had a descent back story on top of that.


Seriously? How could you not tell it would be an HD/High-res remaster a la MGS HD.
It's implied in the name! Square Enix wouldn't do it unless the game is 20 years old and/or 2D.
nanometric  +   1208d ago
I'm sorry, but imho, Sazh was one of the most annoying characters, together with Hope. The dude is the definition of bipolar. I just couldn't stop laughing at the stupidity that unfolded in a cutscene, just before he got his Eidolon - I lost my kid, there is no point in living anymore...Ok, ok, I'm fine now...Oh no, It's all your fault Vanille, now I'm gonna kill you... Ok, I'm not gonna kill you, I'm fine again... LIFE IS SO DEPRESSING, I'M GONNA PUT THIS GUN TO MY HEAD AND SHOOT MYSELF... Oh, sorry, changed my mind again...
Taz Yamauchi  +   1208d ago
I already have it in HD on PC I was hoping for a remaster
MaxXAttaxX  +   1208d ago
@Taz Yamauchi
Then I guess it's not for you then, is it.

Aside from Trophies, there may be some new texture details that were not seen before (on PS2 or emulated on PC). Plus it won't be stretched to widescreen format.


PC emulation:


""I was hoping for a remaster""
I think you meant remake, as this is most likely a remaster.
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Colwyn  +   1209d ago
ill get both ps3 and ps vita version
NukaCola  +   1209d ago
Hopefully its part of the buy once get both deal. Also i wonder if playing it on both vita and psn doubles ur trophies.
coryok  +   1208d ago
i hope the ps3 version comes with a download code for the vita version
fluffydelusions  +   1209d ago
I could have sworn SE this was going to be more than just an HD remake...
Kstaa18  +   1209d ago
Yeah, last I heard it was going to be remastered.
Larry L  +   1209d ago
I remember all the articles from when SE first announced this, it was stated in the press release, and then cleared up by official translators instead of random internet people translators, stated that it's actually a mixture of both a HD remaster and remake. Meaning for the most part it's just a remaster, but alot of the in-battle character/aeon/enemy models looked bad and so thos particular assets that looked bad or didn't work were being remade.

My memory isn't the best, but I'm pretty sure they got pretty specific (for a small statement anyway) about which assets were being remade. I know summons were one for sure, and I think all in-battle character models.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1209d ago
If they had just made everything in HD but revamped the Blitz Ball I would be hysterically happy right now. But Square are nothing but a bunch of milkit's with no knowledge of what it means to make a real FF game. BTW, adding time travel ( a total rip off of chrono trigger) and some towns is not a way to redeem your fans and try to win back their loyalty. I realize that even before the radiation leaks that happened last year, the Japanese have lost touch of what making a good game is. Sure there are some devs that have some skills, like From Software, but even devs like Level 5 have yet to prove they are relevant anymore.

Edit: Im pretty glad they aren't "remaking" FFX. I'm almost positive they would have totally fucked it up.
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Drummerdude41  +   1209d ago
...how can you know what it means to make a FF game if you haven't made one. Personally i don't really care because it's their vision, their goals...
bozebo  +   1209d ago
iamtehpwn  +   1209d ago
Actually, it looks like rumors we read much hold true:

“It’s being developed like a remaster, but the visuals will be much more improved compared to the original game,” said Hashimoto.


The rumors never confirmed a ground up remake they said:

Use the same engine that Final Fantasy XIII and adapted to PSVita.
All that is made from scratch with the new engine is the design of the characters, the aeons and stage elements.
The sets and scenes in HD remasters CGI will implement a “filter” FFXIII Engine.
The magic and some lighting effects are achieved with the new engine “Luminous”.
The Blitzball undergo small changes.
Online options will include (not yet known details).

So all that can be true while still being a remaster because they aren't remaking the entire game and having improved graphics--and would also explain why its taking so long to release screenshots.
Arksine  +   1208d ago
Hmm, so is this going to be like Halo Anniversary? Same game, but using the Halo Reach engine with updated models and textures.
VileAndVicious  +   1208d ago
Hmmm if it were a flat out remake id be interested in this. But to be honest ffx was amongst one of my least favorite in the series. I never cared for the battle system, cast, blitzball, or Titus lol.

I really just wish square would release versus. I've been waiting for about 6 years now lol
ReservoirDog316  +   1209d ago
Haha, I was actually hoping for a remaster. So it'd have the same feel to it instead of it having a new look. I basically just want the same game for 100% nostelga.
SpaceFox  +   1208d ago
Same here man. Dont fix what isnt broken.
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badz149  +   1208d ago
a remake? with SE, there's pretty much 0% chance THAT will ever happen!
Razongunz  +   1208d ago
*sadface* oh well it would be awesome though but i got FFXIII-2 collector's edition + collector's edition guide as a valentine gift so i'll be busy with that for the time beeing, and then versus should be coming in the next 5+ years /s so looking forward to that, and meybe i'll see if i can get a classic psp game to download onto my ps vita + FFX HD, oh and one piece on 3ds in 4 days so i'm stuffed with games to play xP
Snookies12  +   1209d ago
Lame, they really could have won fans back over with a remake... :\
Panthers  +   1208d ago
This game still looks good enough where a remake is unnecessary.
Lulz_Boat  +   1209d ago
i don't know if at SquareEnix people are stupids... or don't like money..

in both case, they remain idiots.
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shikamaroooo  +   1209d ago
If they where to make a remake, by the tine it would release next gen would arrive. Would take time modelling characters CGI etc.
Snookies12  +   1209d ago
Of course it would take a long time, but at least they'd be doing something they know fans will like for once.
Greyfoxdbz  +   1208d ago
haha, at the rate FFVersus13 is going, its going to miss next generation nevermind this one
Blaine  +   1208d ago
Don't like money? Releasing a re-skinned FFX is a lot more cost-efficient than re-making it, and will probably sell just as much.

I'm with you that a remake would have been a lot better, but I'm not foolish enough to think that it would have been a better financial decision for Squeenix.

Also, I never expected this to be a remake to begin with. With the huge fan demand for FFVII to be remade, if Squeenix had been willing to remake a game, it would have been that one. Instead they picked FFX since it's the easiest one to re-release.

So they're not stupid, but that doesn't mean I like what they're doing either. Will I buy this? Hell no. I love FFX, played the hell out of it, did everything there is to do in that game (I even remapped the entire sphere-grid to maximize all the nodes so all my characters could have all their stats maxed out--I mean it when I say I did everything!), why would I do it again? But, if they had remade FFVII, I definitely would have bought that, if only for the nostalgia. It was literally the first game I ever bought! (Not the first I played, but the first I bought myself.)
Cocozero  +   1209d ago
Not a surprise, still can't wait for this one, FFX was my favourite FF.
Panthers  +   1208d ago
Yup. My second favorite after 7. I never played 6 though.
VileAndVicious  +   1208d ago
You liked x more than 9!?
Or more than xii!? I dunno didn't have fond memories of ffx. Other than auron...yeah...auron was awesome!
VsAssassin  +   1208d ago
@Vile, I like FF9, but I also like FF10. Personally, I like FF9 more. There's no comparison between FF10 and FF12, though, since FF12 didn't have much coherence in the character-story development. Vaan and Penelo didn't have reason to fight. Ashe and Basche had a reason but it wasn't fleshed out really.
On topic: Well, I just hope they release this soon. Last thing we need is to hear SE say they delayed FFvs13 because of this FF10 remaster.
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VileAndVicious  +   1208d ago

I agree ffxii had the weakest story overall. Bit to me the game play mostly made up for it. Sure I wasn't a huge fan of the license board but combat was fUN the world was sprawling and there was so much to do! I invest about 150 hours worth of gameplay into it which its something I haven't done since the days of ff tactics
Disccordia  +   1209d ago
Square Enix never listens to its consumers
SonyNGP  +   1209d ago
Bring on the whine and cheese :3
aPerson  +   1209d ago
People were expecting a remake??? o.O
Chrono  +   1209d ago
And they were also debating on it. Some people were saying it's even built on the FF13 engine. Don't know where they get these rumors.
grailly  +   1209d ago
in the first translation from japanese we got, FFX HD was called a remake, so a lot of people were expecting one
Razongunz  +   1209d ago
none were expecting, but we were all hoping :)
Troll-without-Bridge  +   1209d ago
Im very happy about this. I wouldn't want the main team to work on a remake when they could be working on a new game.
YoungKingDoran  +   1209d ago
yeah... XIII-3 lol
Troll-without-Bridge  +   1209d ago
I was thinking in terms of announced games. Like Versus, Type-0 localisation and braverly default.
TheBreezyBB  +   1209d ago
Remake or a Remastered, doesn't really matter to me! It's Final Fantasy X!! I'll be playing it for days/weeks/months once it comes out.
Megaman_nerd  +   1209d ago
then I hope they don't come selling this one game at $30 or something when all the other remasters come with at least 2-3 games. I say this because on the PS store the FF games are the only PS1 games that sell for 10 bucks and that's not fair. I know FF is popular and everything but come on....
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KiRBY3000  +   1209d ago
actually, i think FF games are on sale for 5$ each on the store right now. just bought FF7 and FF8.

its the european store though, dont know about the other stores.
blumatt  +   1209d ago
I still love FF 8 to this day. I've even still got the BradyGames strategy guide for it. I've been re playing through it here lately. I bought it as a PS1 classic for $10. Well worth it. Hundreds of hours of gameplay.

I just wish I had kept my retail copy I had back in the day. It was the regular copy too, not a greatest hits. It would be worth some money now.
Animals_as_Leaders  +   1209d ago
This makes me happier than a remake would have.

Does anyone really think modern day Squeenix could possibly IMPROVE FFX?

I didn't think so...

All they would do is F it up. If they improve all the assets and streamline the interface and controls/fix the camera and widen the FOV. Then that's all she wrote.

Day 1.
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SpaceFox  +   1209d ago
Well said sir. That's exactly how I feel, FFX is one of my favorite games and I don't want to see anything significantly changed.
rizzo-rizzo  +   1209d ago
Not worth it IMO. They'll bundle this with all kinds of junk. this'll be for hoarders only, so be aware of that.

Your favorite FFX is now nothing more than a cashcow title I'm afraid.

A remake was too good to be true noone in their right mind would have believed it anyway.
Lucreto  +   1209d ago
Thats the main problem with translation remake and remaster could be the same word in japanese.

I hoped for a remake but odds were on for a remaster.
catch  +   1209d ago
It surprises me that anyone expected a remake. A remaster will still look awesome as long as they aren't as lazy about it as capcom was with re4.
LegendarySins  +   1209d ago
Random battles just decided this for me.
ritsuka666  +   1209d ago
FFX will never be remake. And like probably 1% of people would like to see it remake.FF7 all the way.at least 75% want to see that remade.
KwietStorm  +   1209d ago
Would have been nice, but its FFX either way. I just hope there are no trophies involving the Thunder Plains in any way, shape, or form.
Snookies12  +   1209d ago
Surely there will be... At least one for getting all of the ultimate weapons. Which means yeah, jumping 200 of those damn lightning strikes again. I hated that sooooo much, but finally got it. Don't know if I'll try again. :\
Scribe81  +   1208d ago
Can't remember if it was 100 or 200 lightning dodges in this, all I know is I got to within 10 and my palms got so sweaty and my mind and relfexes were so numb that I messed up.

Back then though. . .I was much more hardcore than I am now. After messing up, I sat there and did it all over again until I got it.

I think my eyes were bleeding from staring at the screen without blinking for so long.
cr33ping_death  +   1208d ago
well at least i know there will be others out there suffering with the Thunder Plains as i will..... never got Lulu's Onion Knight... damn lightning.
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MasterCornholio  +   1209d ago
As long as it's done well I really don't mind at all. I really enjoyed Final Fantasy X and in my opinion they shouldn't change the basic formula of the game. I am really hoping for a new FF game for the Vita though.

Rampaged Death  +   1209d ago
Good. The new battle system is th worst !
Agent_hitman  +   1209d ago
For me this remaster should be fine cause if they will remake this, the development time will take long like 3-4 years.

So remaster is so so okay
C0MPUT3R  +   1209d ago
Good. Now they can't mess it up.
All I want is a higher resolution some AA, and Trophies.
International Version would be nice too.
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-Gespenst-  +   1209d ago
This is probably for the best. Still gonna get and play it. I need an excuse to play that game again.

I hope at the very least they include a few little extras.
josephayal  +   1209d ago
Holy crap!
Kstaa18  +   1209d ago
Last I heard I could have sworn it was going to be remastered on the FFXIII engine. But hey, a HD version would still be sweet, so i'd only assume the. PS3 and PSV versions would be identical.

I'm also waiting for Versus XIII to come along.

After that, one can only home for a Kingdom Hearts 1+2 remake.

Then KH3 :D
gtxgamer2  +   1209d ago
getting for Vita
Tzuno  +   1209d ago
One of the best final fantasy in the series. Definitively in top 3 FF games.
GraveLord  +   1209d ago
I knew it would be a remaster from the beginning but then they said it was a remake so I got confused.
pr0digyZA  +   1209d ago
I never played final fantasy X so either way I'm looking forward to it. And from what I hear it is very good. Only thing now is which system to get it for?
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tosh61  +   1209d ago
I don't even consider this shit a reputable source. Until its officially announced then "nothing is confirmed."
Omega Zues  +   1209d ago
Two things I hope for.

1. Its the International Version, more content = win.

2. They update all the textures. Sure it may be in HD but I want clean high res textures.
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