While it may not be exactly what long time fans of the franchise have been anticipating, Square Enix has announced that they will be bringing Final Fantasy VII to the PlayStation 4 in 2015.
Based on the Windows PC version released on Steam back in 2013, this is unfortunately not the complete remake that we have long been waiting for. Rather, this is more or less a straight port of the original 1997 classic, albeit one with a couple of new features.
This version of the PlayStation RPG will feature a higher resolution, full achievement support and the ability for players to boost their stats without having to grind so much. The last feature is particularly welcome for me, as I have always wanted to re-experience the story of Final Fantasy VII, but preferred not to deal with the whole grind all over again.
Obviously, this news will come as a disappointment to some, as a remake of the RPG has been both long rumored and long requested. Unfortunately, what this news says to me is that Square Enix has no intentions of releasing a complete remaster of the title anytime soon. Regardless, I hope people decide to pick up this port anyway, as I would like to see the other PlayStation-era Final Fantasy titles show up on the PS4 in some fashion.
While we do not have a price point yet, we do know that Final Fantasy VII for PlayStation 4 will release in Spring 2015.
Tell us, are you interested in purchasing another port of the classic RPG? Or are you disappointed that Square Enix still hasn’t remastered the title? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.