Game must be very far from done. I do hope fans keep their expectations in check. I worry that regardless of how good this remake is, expectations have been building for so long that they will be impossible to match for some.
I'm also curious. I know some worried that if this ever came to fruition that it would be a sign of weakness for SE. Like they could never top "this" so they could only use it as a last resort. I wonder if that sentiment still holds. It was neither right or wrong but certainly an interesting perspective.
This is unbelievable I cannot wait!!! I hope they show some in game footage (unlikely) at the SE conference! I seriously wonder if Xbox will get this due to the lack of support in Japan. I am thinking PS4 and PC? Regardless, everyone should get to enjoy this remake!
I don't know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I'm an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It's not like it is in America where you can become successful by making uninspired remakes. If you screw with the fans in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance.
What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase the FFVII remake for any system, nor will they purchase any of Square-Enix's games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Square has alienated an entire market with this move.
Square, publicly apologize and cancel the FFVII remake or you can kiss your business goodbye.
Yes, FFVII vanilla has nuance that wouldn't work today. Doesn't mean that they can't make another game that's different but just as great. Whether it'll be a great game or not is something we won't know for years.
I think with it being a remake they will be changing a lot of stuff to bring it up to date and I can see the turn based battle system being one of the first things to be changed but we'll see what happens
this was the most satisfying announcement ever. cant wait to see more details.
my random based on nothing predictions:
game is a complete overhaul, mechanics/materia remain similar but redone. 3d world with fixed camera similar to lost odyssey. winter 2017 announced but delayed to 2018, then possibly delayed again to 2019. may become vaporware and the new e3 joke every year until 2020 when it shows up again.
2030 people start talking about how great the game was and start demanding a new HD remake.
So is everyone going to be bummed when it turns out it's a scene-for-scene remake with higher fidelity assets or is that exactly what people want? The fact that they're finally making it is exciting, but that CG teaser really makes me wish it was a fully realized 3d world to explore. Can you imagine? Basically it'd be nice if they spent the budget of XV on remakes of old FF games that I personally like. Sounds reasonable to me! lol
I don't know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I'm an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It's not like it is in America where you can become successful by being an asshole. If you screw someone over in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance.
What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase FFVII Remake for either system, nor will they purchase any of Square's games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Square has alienated an entire market with this move.
Square, publicly apologize and cancel FFVII Remake for One/PC or you can kiss your business goodbye.
They would have said console exclusive if this wasn't coming out on the One. 15 isn't even announced for PC, and 13 pc ports seemed like such an after thought. I'm not sure this will come out on PC, and if it does it'll be long after even the Xboxone release. A shame too since FF7 came out on PC around the same time as it did on PSX. In any case I'll be grabbing it day 1 on PS4.
This thing is gonna make them a fortune, throw in new areas, new monsters, new bosses, new storylines and just new stuff in general (specially golden saucer). This could be an amazing achievement if they don't cop out on putting the effort into it.