More on FF7 Release Date.. and who WON'T be Taking on the Challenge !

I found this while looking for rumors of speculated release dates for FF7 ____________________________________________________________________ Posted Dec 8, 2009 Last month(11/2009), in support of the upcoming release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers exclusively on Wii, Akitoshi Kawazu and Toshiyuki Rahans (producer and director of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers respectively) were interviewed at Square Enix in Paris by French Final Fantasy fansites. After some time discussing Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers and earlier titles in the bloodline series, Kawazu and Rahans were questioned about the possibility of a Final Fantasy VII remake: Final Fantasy Dream: (Translated into English) “I have played the series since I was seven, and I know that you did not work on Final Fantasy VII, but honestly, do you really think that episodes VII-IX will be remade? Is this your next project? Akitoshi Kawazu: (Translated into English) "No, no, no and no... (laughs) Someone in the company will carry-out the remake of Final Fantasy VII, but not me. It will be an enormous project for whoever does do it. With the current technical specifications, it would be very difficult. But someone will do it." While far from confirming any exact details, Kawazu did reveal that the project has already been green-lit. Development may not yet be underway, with the pre-production for such an undertaking undoubtedly being extensive, and speculating on a release date and formats would be folly at present. However, it is now clear that Square Enix will capitalise on the widespread appreciation for Final Fantasy VII at some point, most likely within the next few years. The recent success of the PlayStation Network release of the original PlayStation version of Final Fantasy VII would suggest the game would do well when offered as a downloadable title, nothing is certain at present, and if updated with current-generation visuals a modern interpretation of Final Fantasy VII would surely be commanding of a fully boxed retail product price-tag. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details concerning a remake of Final Fantasy VII.