FFXII HD (Kind of) Confirmed!

FFXII HD remake coming? Maybe.

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!


Long time gamer, Kaze started out with titles like Myst and Final Fantasy. Now this gamer has a diverse library and wide range of interests. He loves bringing this diverse insight to his writings.

Published Jun. 18th 2013
  • FFVIIILover
    This is great news! If this HD remaster comes for XII next, I would totally play XII too, after it comes out. I'd love to wait for VIII too, the game is great, on the other hand the gameplay graphics are a bit too low.

    I'm waiting for decision about FFXII remake! May our god called SE bless us once more!
  • GuyWithAPS3
    Final Fantasy 12 is really the last HD remake they need to make since 13 came after. It was a pretty good game and I would like to replay it with trophy support for ps3 or ps4 since I didn't quite get to finish it as the last thing I was doing was the hunts and leveling up. Let's g Square Enix!
  • Min_4063
    If they do, I hope they don't do the Zodiac Job System version :T I like the freedom of being able to build my characters.
  • Steven White
    Would like to all final fantasy series on PS3 or PS4 hopefully that is possible?
  • Rebecca_5334
    I love Final Fantasy Games, I would love all of them to be remade in HD
    , how cool would that be and I would be one happy bunny, but they have to be on PS3 like 10/10-2 :D
  • Alec_5002
    Final Fantasy XII, in my opinion, is the best Final Fantasy game ever made. The mechanics of the game really differed for others being made on the PS2 which really, for me again, made it feel alienated from other games of its genre. I remember when I first got it, I would come home from school and play it 'till I had to go to bed. It always had my attention. And it was one of the best game on the PS2 and could still match games today. If it were remade I would buy it immediately and probably keep it forever.
  • allex_5235
    I iii I lill looove yooouuuuuuuu please make final fantasy 12 yeah
  • Fathoms_4209
    Featured Columnist
    I'd definitely buy FFXII HD.

    That being said, remake FFVII. Now. It's the only thing that will make me forgive Square Enix for effing up this franchise over the past generation.
  • [[Deleted]]
    Then be prepared to be sorely disappointed, at least if you were looking for classic game mechanics, FFXV looks to be more or less a straight up open area hack and slash from the trailers I've seen.
  • Keigai
    Kinda would love a HD remake of XII, I planned on playing X then learned of the HD, so I'm waiting for that.

    I reckon that if square were to remake VI-IX with updated graphics they would sell really well.
  • [[Deleted]]
    As much as I would love to see it as well...

    I just don't see it happening. Theirs a vast difference between taking a PS2 game with outdated but still proper 3d environments / modeling and updating them vs taking a game that had a few 3d polygons or sprites on a 2d backgrounds.

    Personally... I'd love to see Parasite Eve get redone.

    I'm more interested to see if it follows the Halo anniversary route that was a stellar remaster or pull off Zone of the enders in which they did nothing to solve any of the loading/speed issues on simply just re-rendered the game in a higher definition without any texture updates, ect.
  • Boudi_5010
    FFX and X-2 have sold well so far in Japan...hopefully this means XII has a good chance of receiving an HD Remaster.
  • Boonkers
    Final Fantasy 12 is the best game they made for PS2. Final fantasy games are good, but Tactics and 12 are the best. I wont buy the other remakes, but I would buy 12. Crisis core maybe too. I just want them on PC really. I only own PS3 and PC sp it'll have to be on PC.... Bummer!
  • vaanforever
    i a big fan of FF XII
  • TidusLives
    In case you hadn't already noticed by my username, I'm kind of a big fan of X. That being said, I would definitely be down to replay XII on HD if SqEnix made it happen. Still would love to see VII done in HD though...

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