Final Fantasy VII is a game that holds a place in many Playstation fans’ hearts. As one of the most iconic, ambitious, and complete games of its time, Final Fantasy VII is regarded as one of the best JRPGs of all time. So when Sony announced at their E3 press conference, the reaction was understandable. Wild and outrageous applause.
Final Fantasy VII was announced to be coming to Playstation 4 back in December at the Playstation Experience in Las Vegas, and many thought the way it was announced was a slap in the face to many fans. It wasn’t the Final Fantasy VII remake everyone wanted. When Adam Boyes teased the announcement on stage, and then the first moments of Final Fantasy VII Remake rolled, the room erupted.
Naturally, so did the Internet.
— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) June 16, 2015
— Erin Fitzgerald (@ErinFitzgerald) June 16, 2015
WHY DIDN'T THAT GET THE STAGE TIME IT DESERVED?! #FFVIIREMAKE
— HollyCooper (@SuperCooperStar) June 16, 2015
— Friday Nite Dynamite (@jamesmielke) June 16, 2015
— pwnagraphic (@StenbergShawn) June 16, 2015
Dammit Sony, give me time to process that shit! #FFVIIREMAKE
— Alfredo Diaz (@TheAlfredoPlays) June 16, 2015
— Mr. Risker (@skwiggs1983) June 16, 2015
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be heading to Playstation 4 first, which is an important distinction to note. This doesn’t rule out the game coming to Xbox One soon after, or even PC eventually. While no actual details are known about how the game has been rebuilt, one thing is for certain: Square Enix wouldn’t be doing this without doing the game the justice they feel many fans think it deserves.
Final Fantasy VII isn’t the only long-desired game to come out at the Playstation E3 2015 conference, as the Inquisitr reported earlier. The cast-off fan dream The Last Guardian led the show and showcased the first ever gameplay footage of the game.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a rework of the original game by all accounts. Whether this means that Square Enix will overhaul the combat systems that made Final Fantasy VII so popular and be changed to the new style seen in Final Fantasy XV remains to be seen. What is undeniable, however, is Final Fantasy VII will be a massive hit for Sony, but it could also bite them if it’s not done well.
Final Fantasy VII tells the story of Cloud Strife as he struggles to find who he truly is, who initially joins an eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE. Along the way the group becomes involved in a world wide crisis to stop former SOLDIER Agent turned menace Sephiroth.
No release date has been set for Final Fantasy VII Remake, but you can bet that fans will see it at tomorrow’s Square Enix press conference at E3 2015.
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