HD remakes seem to be the thing to do in the game industry these days. It is a low risk venture with almost always much to gain. Some of the biggest franchises of all time have hopped on the HD bandwagon, Metal Gear Solid, God of War, and Resident Evil, just to name a few. But Final Fantasies not ending in 13, have yet to be given that HD treatment. The wait could be over soon.
Final Fantasy Producer, Yoshinori Kitase said in an interview with 360 Achievements that remakes of these PS2 titles would be considered if the demand was high enough. Let’s take a look at that “demand” shall we? Final Fantasy X has sold over 6.32 million units worldwide, X-2 over 5.2 million worldwide, and XII over 5.7 million worldwide. It seems that the demand is there and rabid Final Fantasy fans would snatch up an HD collection in seconds. If sales numbers don’t equal demand, then head on over to GameFAQs, and check out the boards for these three games, they are some of the most active on the site and each one is over five years old.
Square Enix has said that they were embarrassed by their lack of Eastern games at E3 this year, why not jump on the HD train? They have already said numerous times that a remake of Final Fantasy VII or any other PS1 era Final Fantasy would be to time consuming and costly, but putting a nice HD touch up on the PS2 era games shouldn’t tax the Japanese company to much and in my opinion would be a step in the right direction for the once gaming juggernaut.