Final Fantasy IX Remake Reportedly Set To Retain Traditional Turn-Based Combat
The often rumored Final Fantasy IX remake is reportedly set to retain the traditional turn-based combat from the original game.
Speaking during the latest episode of Game Mess Mornings, host Jeff Grubb, who is known for his sources within the video game industry, stated that the rumored Final Fantasy IX is real and that it will retain the classic turn-based combat seen in the original.
Grubb said that he heard about the existence of the project very recently. On the subject of whether Final Fantasy IX remake would feature a shift towards a more real-time combat system much like in Final Fantasy VII Remake, he stated that the former would almost certainly not be as ambitious a remake as the latter. In terms of ambition, he categorized the project as being somewhere between Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion and Final Fantasy VII Remake.
As such, Grubb believes that the Final Fantasy IX remake will retain the combat system from the original. Additionally, Reset Era member Im A Hero Too, who has previously shared details regarding other Japanese games that are currently in development, also mentioned that the remake will feature traditional gameplay that is closer to the original.
The combat in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion did receive several improvements and Quality of Life changes, so there’s a chance that the Final Fantasy IX remake will receive a similar overhaul, even if it does feature the same turn-based combat found in the original release.
Previously, it was reported that the rumored Final Fantasy IX remake project is in its early stages of developmental, and that it is expected to be a PlayStation exclusive. According to the aforementioned Reset Era member, the Final Fantasy IX remake is at least 2 years away from release, and will be a PlayStation exclusive.
The Reset Era member claims to have seen the unannounced remake in action, and they also stated that it will not be available on the Nintendo Switch, which would make sense if it’s a full-fledged remake along the lines of the Final Fantasy VII Remake.