We're Finally Getting a Final Fantasy VII Remake! lol jk
On second thought, don't. Don't take my gil. It's cruel. Cruel, I tell you. From Kotaku:
During the PlayStation Experience keynote today, Square Enix came out to announce that Final Fantasy VII, one of the most critically acclaimed video games ever and a game that people have wanted to see remade for almost two decades, will be coming to the PlayStation 4. As a port.
Yep, this is the PC version of Final Fantasy VII. In all of its blocky '90s glory. Were you expecting something else?
I'm sure there are myriad reasons for Ye Olde FFVII never getting an actual remake, but clearly Square's desire for money isn't one of them. I'm of that age where Final Fantasy VII was a truly formative and paradigm-changing experience and would pay good money to enjoy it in ways only possible with current technology. Just imagine what it would be like to find Sephiroth in the basement of the Shinra Mansion with the quality of graphics the PS4 can manage. Picture Cloud's pseudo-schizophrenic moments in next-gen glory. Something like a playable Advent Children. Heavenly.
Oh, well. There's always hope for a PS5 remake, right?
Edit: looks like we are getting a remake after all!