Last week, Final Fantasy fans were jerked around by a leaked website that hinted at the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII remake, complete with cloud saving, online profiles, and achievements. But as fast as the internet can put up Final Fantasy VII remake rumors, Square Enix burns them down.
At the latest Square Enix shareholders briefing (via Andriasang), CEO Yoichi Wada addressed the rumors by saying that creating a remake of the beloved game would be the end of the Final Fantasy franchise. He admitted that the games that Square Enix are currently making are not quite as high quality as Final Fantasy VII, and went on to say that there will not be a remake until they created a Final Fantasy title that is even better than that which is “revered as a ‘divine game.’”
According to Wada, the Square Enix developers would love to remake the game, but its new titles need their full attention: “The new Final Fantasy must overcome the Final Fantasy of the past,” he said.
This latest leak follows a long line of rumors, inquiries, petitions, and general begging by fans for a Final Fantasy VII remake. However, after over 15 years, it looks like the end is still not in sight.