Final Fantasy VII Remake Director Reveals Past Spin-Off Titles Would Not Go With Story

Nearly everyone is fully aware of Final Fantasy VII which was one of the most requested titles for a remaster from Square Enix. Years after the title released, the development team had begun production on a complete remake of the famed video game title which is slated to launch on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Now that fans are finally receiving one of their most requested titles from Square Enix, there has been interest in seeing if the Final Fantasy VII spin-off titles will also receive a remastered collection in the near future.

The topic came up when Siliconera interviewed Final Fantasy VII’s game director Tetsuya Nomura in which Nomura was not very optimistic that a remaster collection will ever be in the works.

If you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy series then you may be aware of some spin-off titles attached to the main installments of the franchise. For instance, Final Fantasy VII had a number of spin-off titles that include Before Crisis, Crisis Core, and Dirge of Cerberus.

Within the interview, it was asked to the game director if it would make sense to release an HD remaster collection of the Final Fantasy VII spin-offs alongside the Final Fantasy VII Remake. According to Tetsuya Nomura stated that the spin-off titles would hardly have an overall coherence.

“Concerning Final Fantasy VII Remake, which is a title loaded with a lot of mystery for now,  it will be different from the original Final Fantasy VII. If we make a compilation, these games will hardly have an overall coherence. It will be difficult because there is no more continuity between the Compilation and the Remake for the moment.”

Out of the three spin-off titles mentioned, Crisis Core is likely one game most Final Fantasy fans are familiar with. The title received critical acclaim despite only releasing on the PlayStation Portable and it’s one video game that would likely be well-received if released as an HD remaster for current platforms.