Why No Final Fantasy VII Remake?
Sony E3 2018: Questions We Still Have
When the Square Enix conference came and went without even a fleeting reference made to this highly-anticipated remake, many assumed that it was being saved for the Sony presentation, perhaps as a way to cap off the proceedings. Let the masses revel in their Kingdom Hearts, while we – the crusty veterans whose hearts still lurk somewhere in the 1990s – would save our worship for the one true lord and savior, Cait Sith.
Do you remember the unbridled ecstasy when Cloud was revealed via Nintendo Direct as the newest addition to the Smash Bros. roster? Is it not a little bit unsettling that Sony is failing to recapture that same hype with the property that they made famous? Like, what’s up with that?!
In all honesty, the lack of FFVII Remake at E3 is disappointing, but not altogether surprising; rumors had been bouncing around that it hadn’t been progressing as they’d hoped, and content was being restructured as necessary. This is what should happen, as it is a much better option than a rushed hodgepodge insult to one of gaming’s most treasured stories, however that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow.
Hopefully, this means that they’ll actually decide to make it a turn-based RPG, after all. It’s a lonely hill, and I’m happy to die up here.