news\ Jun 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Square Enix CEO says a Final Fantasy VII remake would 'destroy' the franchise


Today during a shareholder Q&A, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada spoke about the possibility of a Final Fantasy VII remake, and his comments were less than hopeful.

Wada said a remake would happen once they have made games that have "exceeded the quality of Final Fantasy VII," adding "that the current games were not up to that standard."

According to the CEO, releasing a remake right now would "destroy the Final Fantasy franchise."

Is Wada being dramatic, or does he have a point? Final Fantasy as a franchise has certainly weakened in recent years, no thanks to the troubled FFXIV MMO. Perhaps Square Enix is tired of hearing about Final Fantasy VII, or maybe they're concerned that if they focus on a remake instead of a new game, they'd only be contributing to the problem. What do you think?

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