xVentus on 27 Jun 2012 07:05 am
So I have some interesting news for you, ending with what the pictures above mean. First of all, Square Enix CEO has stated the following about a possible FFVII remake:
- Square-Enix will make a Final Fantasy VII remake once we’ve made a Final Fantasy game that exceeds the quality of FFVI
- Wada says the company is not making Final Fantasy games that exceed the quality of FFVII
- if they did a remake of FFVII now, the franchise would be done with
- the staff is happy to make a remake, but they’d have to fully dedicate themselves to the project
Now, I have no qualms about this, but it does make me feel like he is saying that other games in the series were not as great as FFVII. Do you guys agree with this? Personally, I feel that Crisis Core and Type-0 have more than exceeded the success of Final Fantasy VII. But that is really just my own opinion.
Next, I have a bit of sad news. Hiromichi Tanaka has left Square Enix due to health reasons. For those of you that do not know who he is, he was the producer of Final Fantasy XI and joined Square alongside Final Fantasy creator Hirinobu Sakaguchi back in 1983 before Square was even it’s own independent company. According to CEO Yuichi Wada, Final Fantasy XI is the most profitable Final Fantasy game of all time. Tanaka will deeply be missed. His replacement will be Akihiko Matsui, whom in the words of Tanaka, is “the only one who could do the job.”
Last but not least, Enix Hearts has a special something in the making that can only be found on the site in the coming future. That’s right, the characters above are none other than the main characters of an upcoming Enix Hearts video game. If anyone recognizes the program, it is RPG Maker VX. While known for chibi sprites and somewhat blocky style, there have been rather successful games made using the program, and that is precisely what we’re aiming for. Stay tuned in the following months as we begin to post screen shots, character bios, and other tidbits related to the game and Square news. I hope you’ll all be looking forward to it! For now, I’ll leave you with the character names in order. Hiro, Taryn, Haru, Mako. Just who are they? What story will unfold for them? What do they have to do with anything Square related? Stay tuned!
Source: Enix Hearts