There’s no doubt that Final Fantasy VII remains as the long-running RPG series’ most popular iteration to date, having appeared in all forms of entertainment media and spawning several spin-offs. That’s not to say that it’s the best of the series, but it’s undeniably the most famous.
One of the wishes of the series’ fans is for the original PSX game to be remade, in order to take advantage of new technology. The root being that the spin-offs all managed to look gorgeous with previous and current gen tech, and fans just want to relieve the series with modern visuals, with the original’s popeye-arms and unexpressive chibi faces looking dated nowadays.
Unfortunately for fans clamoring to see Cloud and Sephiroth in HD, at least two notable figures from Square Enix have already commented on the remake’s status being marked as “probably not”. First, producer/designer Tetsuya Nomura says that Square Enix’s upcoming titles take priority over remaking a 15 year old RPG. And even more damning is Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada putting his foot down and saying that there will be no remake until a Final Fantasy game is made that surpassed Final Fantasy VII in quality. Wada even went so far as to say that if FFVII was remade, then Final Fantasy franchise would be done with.