For many gamers, Final Fantasy VII holds some of the fondest and finest memories of the 20th Century, a tragic love story filled with action magic and racing Chocobos.
Unsurprisingly, after Square Enix showcased a tech demo of the early stages of Final Fantasy VII remade on the PS3 platform, the internet has been saturated with rumours suggesting that the game will be remade in its enirety for the Sony’s new console.
These rumours have recently been upped a notch or ten when American gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly released this comment in their latest issue:
"Last year, Square Enix teased everyone with what was called the "FFVII PS3 demo. Well, what do you know? This test case was really a sneak peek at a next-gen revival of the PS1 role-playing hit."
However in a rather sour reply to the speculation, Square Enix have released this statement:
"Since the Final Fantasy VII tech demo at E3 2005, there have been a lot of rumours about the presentation hinting at an actual remake. While the June 2006 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly confirms the remake for release in 2007, Square Enix has never stated this.
We have however confirmed that development has begun for Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII on PlayStation 3. These titles are part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis Project which also includes a mobile game titled Final Fantasy Agito XIII."
So there you have it - Final Fantasy VII will not be released for PS3… Or will it? If you're one of the many who would like to see the game remade then don’t be too down heartened. Despite not confirming the rumours Square Enix made no attempt to deny them completely either, so speculation is now rife over whether or not this indicates Square are planning on making the game in the coming years.
Whether or not Final Fantasy VII would be a good game to remake is one to discuss on the forums – so why not jump into ours and let your feelings be known.