updated - June 19, 2021 Saturday EDT
Square Enix won't stop with the "Final Fantasy 7" remake, it turns out. Apparently, other franchises under its wing are getting the HD remake treatment as well.
In its 2015 Annual Report to shareholders, the Japanese game developer laid out its plans for the coming year. It appears that more of its classic games will follow "FF7" in getting the 1080p treatment.
"We will revitalize some of our strong IPs in ways that meet the needs of the modern gaming market," Square Enix said.
"For example, we will take an IP developed for earlier generations of game consoles and recreate it for the latest consoles, while also proactively developing versions for play on smart devices."
There have been glimpses of this plan already. Earlier this year, the much-anticipated "Final Fantasy 7" remake was announced at E3. The said game's iOS port launched in the summer, as Franchise Herald previously reported.
"We want our longtime fans to relish reliving past experiences with a freshness that only the latest in technology can provide, while at the same time have new customers enjoy the IP as though it were brand new," Square Enix said.
SE also talked about possibly bringing remakes to virtual reality and "other new platforms," as Tech Times reported.
But it's not like the developer of such titles as "Tomb Raider" and "Dragon Quest" become a one-trick pony next year. Square Enix is still in the business of making new games.
"We intend to strengthen our efforts to sow the seeds of new content, and cultivate them constantly, and we will pursue a variety of avenues in order to do so."
Square Enix is looking to leverage its presence on consoles, mobile devices, arcades, comics and PC games to come up with new content. It also talked of collaborating with Chinese companies, according to Ars Technica.
As for the "Final Fantasy 7" remake, a release date hasn't been confirmed yet.
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