Square Enix: fans want Final Fantasy VII remake, but new games are more important

Also, Yoshinori Kitase is the franchise's guiding light

Ah, the old Final Fantasy VII remake chestnut. Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura has stepped up for another chew, insisting that reviving the classics isn't as important as crafting new experiences.

Speaking to Famitsu (via Andriasang), Nomura conceded that a lot of fans want a remake of Square's most famous Final Fantasy. Yes indeed, folks - grass is green and the sky is blue, unless you're in Midgar's slums where the sky is, in fact, dark and metallic.

But Nomura would rather work on new games - games that, he says, may even match or top Cloud Strife's adventures. He also pointed to veteran Square Enix producer and FFVII director Yoshinori Kitase as "the true successor to the FF series".


We had a lengthy, interesting chat with Kitase last year, not long before release of Final Fantasy XIII-2. The mystical FFVII remake was among the topics covered; Kitase says that if he remastered the game he'd be tempted to change things.

Which would you prefer - new games or better versions of the old ones?