Yoshinori Kitase told Official Xbox Magazine that he would have a hard time making a remake of the 1997 PSX RPG without making some major changes overall.
There are many things that were scrapped in Final Fantasy 7 in content and story, for example, you would have encountered the “Man in the black cape” more often, who would gradually fall apart and those parts would turn into Jenovah’s various forms. The omission of this meant that the fact that almost every physical appearance of Sephiroth outside of the Northern Crater was actually Jenovah taking a human form was lost completely on multiple players.
Kitase believes that a straight-up HD remake wouldn’t sell too well and wouldn’t be as enjoyable for him to make, saying he would be really tempted into erasing some things completely and adding new systems and elements to the game itself.
In unrelated news Final Fantasy 1 & 2 might be on the PS Vita.
One statement he made however, is that if he does make changes, then fans may be disappointed because they may miss out on a rather iconic scene or would’ve liked to see something happen in greater detail.
To be honest I would welcome any kind of Final Fantasy 7 remake, it has its flaws, but it is a brilliant game and a definitive title in the series. There are many things that could have been done better, and some things that were outright design flaws. An example being that you have to fight two bosses practically back-to-back with no means of leveling between them (or leaving the area).
Well maybe we should just give up on the whole idea of a Final Fantasy 7 remake, which is one of the reasons I’ve been keeping some high opinion of Square in hopes they would overhaul one of the greatest titles in history. This is almost as bad as Hasbro not making show-accurate toys.
It would be downright hilarious if they were actually working on it and just keeping it secret. It’s possible, right? Right? RIGHT!?