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.
Ha, the audience reaction to the FFVII announcement is hilarious pic.twitter.com/ikGr0ytE6p
— Michael T Mc Donnell (@MichaelTMcD) December 6, 2014
— Gamer Thoughts BOT! (@VideoGamerPosts) December 7, 2014
— Christopher ♎ (@IAmChristopherL) December 7, 2014
— Ichigo Kurosaki (@Kurosakinum1) December 7, 2014
It wasn't long before the jokes started.
found exclusive footage of FF7's PS4 development pic.twitter.com/gloGtRKC2b
— BalrogTheScrooge (@BalrogGameRoom) December 7, 2014
And that FF7 port announcement was so funny. The crowd got extremely excited and then that. If people had brought tomatoes...
— Robert Boyd (@werezompire) December 7, 2014
Heard about the FFVII bait and switch. Forty keks pic.twitter.com/5Hy8CGchaw
— Dr. Shy Guy (@DrShyGuy) December 7, 2014
— Han (@HanCilliers) December 8, 2014
— MovieDriven (@MovieDrivenHDD) December 7, 2014
Well, people should have been clear when they said they wanted FFVII on PS4. :)
— Michael A Cunningham (@FinalMacstorm) December 6, 2014
Although the anger and the tears weren't far behind.
Do you hate your fans that much, Square Enix? DO you!? *cries forever* #FF7
— Gen (@FirstFreiija) December 8, 2014
I'll let you in on a secret, Sony: for a FFVII remake, I'd have bought a PS4. So would millions of others. But no. You keep it. Thanks.
— Nash (@Nash076) December 8, 2014
Oh, look at that. Square Enix is re-releasing FFVII. Again. On PS4. But not a remake. Give up the dream. SE won't do it. Ever.
— Kaylyn Saucedo (@MarzGurl) December 6, 2014
MY FF7 REMAKE WOUND WAS CLOSING WHY. WHY
— fish ass lover ahvia (@therottingpizza) December 7, 2014
Mind you, many couldn't see what the fuss was all about.
— Aaron Jones (@AaronJNS) December 7, 2014
Why would I want to play a port of FF7 on the PS4? Seems like a shameless money grab. You can already get it on PS3 & Vita…
— Mitch (@onimitch) December 7, 2014
why are people complaning?! You guys asked for FF7 on ps4. So Square gave you it.
— winter wonDANland (@Granabanana) December 7, 2014
The subject of money came up.
I'm not sure a FFVII remake is the slam-dunk obvious move some people think. Enormous game. Like, HUGE. Archaic mechanics. It's a tough one.
— Richard Stanton (@RichStanton) December 8, 2014
But we reckon the positives would outweigh the negatives.
This made me laugh but I think people underestimate how much a FFVII HD version would actually cost. http://t.co/qq1YednXr8 Still.... DO IT
— Lauren Wainwright (@atheistium) December 8, 2014
In the meantime, though, there's not much to do except like it or lump it.
— Kawet (@MrKawet) December 7, 2014
Where do you stand on all of this, dear readers? Let us know in the comments below.