Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Producer Expresses Interest In FF VI Remake, Claims It Would Take An Enormous Effort
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth producer, Yoshinori Kitase, has expressed interest in working on a Final Fantasy VI remake, though he claims it would be an enormous undertaking.
Speaking during an interview with YouTuber Julien Chièze, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth producer Kitase stated that the development of the Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy up until the second entry has taken around 10 years, and if Square Enix were to pursue a Final Fantasy VI remake, it could take double that time based on his estimate.
The Final Fantasy Rebirth producer believes that the Final Fantasy VI remake would be bigger in scope than the Final Fantasy VII remake project, as it features many characters. According to Kitase, there are a lot of people within Square Enix who are interested in working on a Final Fantasy VI remake, but he is currently unable to confirm whether it will actually happen.
Kitase had made a similar statement regarding a possible Final Fantasy VI remake not long ago. Speaking during a recent round-table discussion to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy, he said that making a Final Fantasy VI remake would not be an easy undertaking. He mentioned that there are many Final Fantasy VI fans within the company, and they often as him when his team would work on a remake. According to him, a Final Fantasy VI remake would be difficult to make. He said that the Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy is not yet finished, therefore he is currently unable to think about another remake.
Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, who was also part of the round-table discussion stated that, given how Final Fantasy VI is a pixel-based game, a potential remake would have to change the story and redo everything in CG, which would be very hard to do. However, he then proceeded to ask Kitase if they could release it a bit sooner. Kitase responded by saying that it is not an easy undertaking.