FFXII HD (Kind of) Confirmed!
Let's be honest, we're all a little a little bit (A LOT) excited for the FFX and FFX-2 HD Remaster later this year. You know who else is excited for it? Square Enix. More specifically Yoshinori Kitase, director of titles such as Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X.
In an interview with rpgsite.net, Kitase was asked about the possibility of other Final Fantasy HD remasters. Although excited about the upcoming release of FFX and FFX-2 HD, Kitase's response was measured and shrewd: "If they [the games] do well, I think this will pave the way for more of the previous games to remade in an HD sort of quality."
A fair response, it's good to play it safe. But, the next question had to be asked: If Square Enix were to do any more HD remasters, what would they be? Kitase's reponse:
"I mean, if we HAD to single out one of the vast number of Final Fantasy titles which we could make in HD, it would have to be Final Fantasy XII," he said. "I was not involved in the project, though, so we can't really comment on that."
Of course the Internet's initial response is something along the lines of "OMG they're making an FFXII remake!" Well now, hold your horses partner. Kitase simply implied that FFXII WOULD be on the table IF Square Enix decides to do an HD re-mastering of another game.
So, Does This News Mean Anything?
Well, kind of.
Given the company's not so stellar financial record as of late, it comes as no surprise that Square is putting out a remaster of one of the more popular games in their flagship Final Fantasy Series. Undoubtedly, final Fantasy X and X2 HD will be received well. The question is, how well? Square Enix is not ready to start pumping out rehashes of their old titles just yet, first they want to make sure there's a profitable interest in the idea.
Oh, and for the record, I would love to see an HD re-master of Final Fantasy XII!