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"Do you hate your fans that much, Square Enix?" | Twitter Reacts... To Final Fantasy VII on PS4

Matt Gardner
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"Do you hate your fans that much, Square Enix?" | Twitter Reacts... To Final Fantasy VII on PS4

This was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the PlayStation Experience keynote presentation. Square Enix bounded onto the stage, dropped a trailer for Final Fantasy VII and the crowd went absolutely nuts. As we've said before, FFVII HD might be pricey to make, but it would also probably print money.

Only that's not what's happening.

Instead, Square dropped the news that the PS4 version will just be a straight up port of the PC game. Here's the moment they dropped that particular bomb:

This did not exactly go down well.

It wasn't long before the jokes started.

Although the anger and the tears weren't far behind.

Mind you, many couldn't see what the fuss was all about.

The subject of money came up.

But we reckon the positives would outweigh the negatives.

In the meantime, though, there's not much to do except like it or lump it.

Where do you stand on all of this, dear readers? Let us know in the comments below.

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Late  Dec. 8, 2014 at 15:57

I'm with Nash.

I'd seriously consider buying a console just for this one game.

The term "console seller" gets bandied about a lot these days, and there's no doubt titles help to sell consoles, but for me it's generally a gradual process. If there's 2 or 3 exclusives I'd like for the PS4 I won't buy it. It's not worth it. If there's 4 or 5 exclusives I'd really like then I'll be feeling the urge quite strongly. If there's 6 or 7 exclusives that I want on the ps4 then I'll buy a ps4.

But FF7 is a true system seller in my opinion. Bring out a proper Final Fantasy VII HD remake and make it Sony exclusive and there's a good chance I'll buy the console, even if there's no other exclusives I feel I need.

I know SE are opposed to making it because they want to move forward and not dwell on one game so daren't remake 7 until it's been surpassed, but wake up - you won't beat it. And it would of course be expensive to make. But it'd still be cheaper than making a whole new game. Which wouldn't make anywhere near as much money.

Come on Microsoft. You know what to do. Throw cash as Squeenix, get that exclusive, and watch the One's sales go through the roof...

(Yeah, I know. But I can dream...)

googleberry  Dec. 8, 2014 at 16:16

can't fault the enthusiasm of the presenter. almost had me excited

tr0r  Dec. 8, 2014 at 20:31

All I can think is that it was some genius work of trolling art.

Surely they must have KNOWN what people were going to say afterwards? In common sense terms it should have been a mere footnote, not a 5 minute on stage presentation.

Tsung  Dec. 8, 2014 at 21:05

People all go on about the graphics, but I'd say the music could do with the HD update. Midi files be gone, have the whole lot played by an orcestra, it would sound Epic.

Maybe SE needs to be convinced? they should do a kickstarter campain for it :P

DustynB  Dec. 8, 2014 at 21:37

After the announcement the silence was so akward, I actually felt uncomfortable...

solopolesmoker  Dec. 9, 2014 at 03:03

Praystation? WTF is a praystation? How many L's are in the word 'to', apparently he thinks its 2.

yadsar  Dec. 11, 2014 at 23:10

I was one of the billions that thought it was the remake. My heart sank when it was not a remake. I was hoping the screen would change from the old version to the remake version to catch people by surprise but alas it didn't. I WILL NOT BUY THE GAME SQUARE ENIX!!!!!!!!!

Ricko786  Apr. 29, 2015 at 21:50

Square Enix really knows how to dissapoint their fans huh first i played the ffvii in 2000 i was like damn ths is not a game this is a legend that was mistacally made in tht tym with low graphics bt thn came the movie i was like holyshit!!!! thn i started dreaming tht 1 day they will make a remake of it thn there was this trailer in ign about ps3 hd remake i was like atlast my dream finally came true then after some days i hear tht it was an april fools prank then my dreams got shattered then i was like ok fine they jst wont do it then they said they were really gonna re release the ffvii agai thn i started dreaming again i was like may be jst may b ths tym my dream may finnaly come true nd alas it was not a remake bt jst the old version in ps4 nw i am tottaly shattered and i have come to a conclusion that i have officially started to hate SE i will never buy their games again coz they dont hav any feelings for their fans we fans they r forgetting that because of us fans buying their products tht they are able to make money but if they treat their fans lyk this they will never b able to live up to the expetations nd respect that they should receive we never wanted any other games we jst wanted only 1 game would that b so hard they talk abt money huh they spend million of dollars in making other games but when it comes to ffvii they r broke!
I mean seriously all the lame excuses comes when it comes to ffvii!
Nd yeah to the other fans who said we got wat we wanted ri8! Hell nooo!!!! We never wanted ths **** graphics we just wanted them remake a HD version of the original game of ffvii my fellow fans!

Late  Apr. 29, 2015 at 22:06
RoguemanJ  Jun. 18, 2015 at 01:03

PahAha all these posts are rubbish and now the remake is being done e3 announcement

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