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access_time October 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM in Culture by Charlie Grammer

Final Fantasy VII on mobile devices would take years

FF VII won't be hitting mobile for years.

FF VII won’t be hitting mobile for years.

Fans who have been looking forward to the Final Fantasy Legacy series on mobile devices have a bit of bad news coming. While the Legacy series will be Final Fantasy I through VI, and they will be released by this year’s end, those who were expecting the team to release Final Fantasy VII soon after will be sorely disappointed.

Producer Takashi Tokita breaks this news to fans, stating that it would take years before his team could tackle Final Fantasy VII for mobile devices. Said Tokita, “Unfortunately, it’s not that it’s not impossible for us to develop Final Fantasy 7 for mobile, it’s that currently, space will be an issue. Phones won’t be able to contain the space it takes. It’s over a gigabyte. People are probably going to have to wait a few years.”

Fans of the original should recall that the FMV-heavy RPG took three CD-ROM discs when it debuted on PS1.  The recent PC re-release was around 3GB in total, which is over the limit (2GB) that Apple imposes on any and all iOS games. With that in mind, Tokita reiterated that, “It’s definitely going to be years before we do the port.”

Sorry, mobile Final Fantasy fans, it looks like your hopes for a mobile remake of the popular FF VII have been dashed once again.

What do you think of Tokita’s announcement? Are you one of those who were hoping we’d soon see VII on mobile, or are you one that hasn’t cared for any of the mobile titles thus far?

Thanks, Shacknews.


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