Well, it's official. Square Enix has just announced to the world that they are in desperate need of money.
I guess the higher-ups have finally realized that Motomu Toriyama's creepy Pygmalion Complex with his pink-haired waifu wasn't going to be as profitable as they hoped.
I'm really glad Final Fantasy IX did poorly, sale-wise. This means that they'll leave it the fuck alone
As much as I love the fact that VII is finally getting the HD treatment (and possibly more), this was more my line of thought. Square Enix did say that they wouldn't remake VII unless they had a game that surpassed it sales wise right? So this means one of two things:
1. They REALLY need the money, and goodwill that this will generate. After the recent XIII string of games, and other minor controversies surrounding XV this wouldn't surprise me.
2. They have A LOT of faith that XV will, in fact, beat VII sales wise. This ones iffy at best.
I also had one other unpleasant thought. Are they going to redo Cloud's personality to fit with the standard brooding loner that he's been portrayed as in just about every other game he's been featured in? Cause in VII he was a loner, but he was far from broody. He was a smartass mercenary and I liked that about him, I really hope they stick with that and save the broody stuff for when he's dealing with his little existential crisis later in the game.
Also, they better not fucking touch IX! I love that title even more than VII, if they ruin it god help them.