Still waiting on that Final Fantasy VII remake that Square really ought to make? Well you're going to be waiting a while then. Designer Tetsuya Nomura told Famitsu this week that Square are focused on new games and new experiences, saying that they're working to match, or even hopefully top, FFVII.
In an anniversary feature in Famistu (via andriasang), Nomura admitted that there's a lot of love still for the game, and that there's been plenty of desire from the fanbase calling for a remake of the adventures of Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, and Barret, but that the team are far more focused on delivering new material.
Nomura also suggested that "he personally believes Yoshinori Kitase is the true successor to the FF series".
As well as raining on FFVII fans' parades, Nomura did reveal a cool little feature that was being planned for the game...but never quite made it. Apparently Yuffie the opportunistic thief was originally planned to be a wanted person in Midgar, and you'd see wanted posters showing her face scattered about the place. Nomura suggested that the plan was for each poster to have a different face, and the Yuffie that joined your party would have the face of the last poster that you saw.
What a wonderful little surprise that could make in a remake. Sigh.