Yes, Final Fantasy VII is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2015. No, it’s not the HD remake you’re looking for.
Good news! Final Fantasy VII is coming to PlayStation 4. Not-as-good news: it’s a port of the 2012 PC version with upscaled graphics, and not, say, the long-rumored high-def remake. Considering the PS One classics market on PS4 has a long way to go before it catches up with the PS3’s selection, this is a step in the right direction, but revealing it on stage after two hours of big announcements was an odd choice.
If I sound a little less than thrilled, it’s because the way FFVII for PS4 was announced made it seem like something bigger was coming. It was a couple of hours into the PlayStation Experience keynote when Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto took the stage. After a handful of huge, unexpected announcements from other developers, it was Square’s turn. A Final Fantasy VII logo appeared onstage as Hashimoto explained that the beloved RPG was coming to PS4.
And it is. But it’s not quite what people thought was being announced. As Kotaku’s Jason Schreier said, Hashimoto’s announcement felt like the ultimate troll. Nonetheless, Final Fantasy VII is coming to PS4 in spring of next year. Let’s focus on the good: you’ll still be able to play one of the best games of all time on Sony’s newest system.