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More classic Final Fantasy titles could show up on PlayStation 4 By Erren Van Duine on December 14, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster might not be the only Final Fantasy titles making their way to the PlayStation 4. Both games were recently announced both at the PlayStation Experience and Sony Computer Entertainment’s Shanghai conference in China in which the Chinese release of the PlayStation 4 was confirmed.

Speaking with both Game Watch and 4Gamer, Final Fantasy series producer Shinji Hashimoto explained the reasoning for these announcements falls upon the PS4’s lack of backwards compatibility and current limited optimization of cloud gaming services. Specifically, Hashimoto notes that releasing these titles directly on the PS4 remains the best possible way to present these games in the best environment. Essentially, Square Enix is against releasing these titles as a sub-par or average experience.

The re-releases won’t be limited to Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X|X-2 either. If Square Enix has their way other titles in the series could show up on Sony’s latest platform as well. “We’ve been planning to create an all-encompassing environment for the series, but most [FF] titles have only available for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita,” said Hashimoto. “Also, China is getting its first home console in years and we would like bring the long-awaited masterpieces for the Chinese players as well.” Hashimoto believes the PS4 is the best place for the series to thrive now.

Asked if he could name any specifics – such as the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, which is seeing its release now on PC – Hashimoto said, “The collection isn’t under consideration yet, but if we wanted to bring the Final Fantasy XIII saga to PlayStation 4, we would need to form a new team to do that. The size of the original Final Fantasy XIII team has been reduced due to developers moving to work on Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy XIV. That’s why we would need to hire developers to do it – maybe it would be a good option to be helped by some external studios in the same fashion as with Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster.”

Via: Final Fantasy World, 4Gamer.

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  • alexis

    If it’s XII or IX fine by me! But I have most of them now with the exception of IV-VI and IX-XII (minus X/X-2) as well as all the KH so this is getting booooring…

  • I’ve always told myself that re-playing the FFXIII trilogy on the PS3 was good enough for me, but I had the biggest grin on my face as I was reading the article. I really think that they should focus on new games going forward, but hey, if there’s a possibility of a remastered FFXIII trilogy on the PS4, I’m all for it. 🙂

  • OnyxSkies

    If after this they don’t announce XII IZJS HD soon, I would say I’d be disappointed, but considering this is SE, being disappointed is about par for the course. I would be fine with VII-IX and IV-VI getting some sort of collections.

  • Martian Wong

    I am no expert in business. But dont you think that those who want to play older FF already played it? I would like them to just release FFXV and finish the Versus Epic as soon as possible,

  • David Angle

    Can they please make FF12 in HD please? For PS4 and PS3? I would really like that. Please and thank you.

  • LukesAlike

    XII HD has to happen, Square. I hope you know this.

  • Krijn van Alten

    They very likely just port the game to the PS4. I mean, if they have the nerve to bring us a VII port why they know that a lot of fans are praying for a remake, then I don´t think that a XIII remaster is going to happen.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Why for the PS3 as well? I do think that it’s time to move on and start to focus on the PS4 solely.

  • Wazi the pa

    They’re just making their existing titles available for current gen consoles. There’s nothing to be worried about.

    There are totally new Playstation owners who haven’t played most or any of the FF games (such as the X360 owners) which is why Square Enix is making this move.

    FFXII HD will happen but not now. We have Type-0 HD (along with the FFXV demo) coming to the market in a few months time and I doubt we would see two remastered FF games releasing at the same. Also, FFVII for the PS4 does not count considering that it’s a port of the PC version.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Of course, it is partly because they want to get money out of new PS4 owners who are totally unfamiliar with Final Fantasy.

    But more than that they want people to play on a PS4. Because all these people then can buy the brand new FF’s (Type 0 and XV). These games cost SE a lot of money So they better be a success. And they can only be a success if much people buy them and it is more likely that more people buy them if more people own a PS4.

  • Wazi the pa

    I’m not too sure on that. Don’t forget that Type-0 HD and FFXV will be releasing on the Xbox One as well, so that statement you made has some holes in it.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Why? The fact that they are supporting the PS4 now does not mean that they cannot support the one in the future. I will not be surprised if they will bring some ports of older FF’s to the one as well.

  • Mugen

    Eh..so are they going to do a re-release for every console generation? That’s why I prefer PC generally, have all the games in one place whether they’re old or not.

  • Also for PC please. I already play FF12 with pcsx2 but a real PC version with progressive scan and better textures would be awesome.

  • Can’t wait to see FFXII getting a beautiful remaster.

  • ALL HAIL KING BIMPY

    fuck 13 you idiot remaster 12

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    FF 12 was one of the best looking games on PS2. I hope they will do a remaster of this game with even better graphic.

  • Daniel Masterson

    That would be awesome if they released VIII and IX for PS4 with enhancements. Unlike everyone else im actually looking forward to these ports and if there is great interest in those I have a good feeling about FF XII HD remaster making it to PS4

  • Faris

    I understand that XV got slowed down because of XIII. Also, FFXIV will get updates faster than before now! :3

  • LightZero

    Except it never got slowed down by FFXIII given that they have different teams. FFXIV if anything was the one that slowed it down.

  • Alos88

    VIII is very likely, as it was released on Steam awhile back. Sadly, IX would be less likely to show up, since unlike VII and VIII it never got a PC port back in the day. And yeah, XII feels like the most obvious choice at this point, looking forward to it.

  • BISH IM SAYN’ FFXIII PS4