Squenix: No Plans to Release FFVII Remake for Other Platforms

tutomos

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Oct 27, 2017
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What? FF7 is a million seller on steam, and it only released in 2013 there.
SE definitely have their priorities planned for this game and their actions say "preorder this game on PS4 if you want to play it next March". 1 million is no small number but if I were them I'd prioritize the same way, just focus on PS4 now.
 
Jan 17, 2019
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Well it's impossible to make a one-side deal.

But in the case of Nier they never said it was "first on PS4" like FF7.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure Nier flat out was said to be a money thing. Thus why they picked PS4 & PC and then it came later.
Thing is Sony never said for Nier that it's exclusive for PS4. Square did :

 

Dizastah

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Oct 25, 2017
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I don't get all the speculation........It's a SE Final fantasy game. At some point it's gonna be on everything.
 

Aokiji

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Oct 25, 2017
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1. the absolute certainty with which people are speaking on stuff is hilar
2. the clinging to words from 4 years ago versus what is being portrayed now is interesting to say the least

we can't do anything but wait and see. what's the point of arguing over conjecture & assumptions
 

Prismatico

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah. Today, they're known as double-dippers.
In my day, we called those people 'fans of Square Enix's games'.
but for real, I don't think double-dipping is that rare, or at least, it's not a negligable part of a multiplat's sales spread whenever the PC version releases weeks-to-months later than the console version.
PC in 2019 is a huge market in itself, though. And of course there are going to be millions out there that never intend to own a Playstation but want to play the game. That's the real target pool for Square Enix long-term. If anything the double dippers are more inclined to wait for a sale or already sold their original copy second-hand, at least that's what I used to do before switching to mostly digital this generation.

I honestly don't know anyone in real life that buys the same game twice. I'm not denying they exist, but this place is a bubble, and realistically the average consumer has the mentality that they already bought something once...so why buy it again?
 

Iwao

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is trying to figure out how much this might sell on the Xbox/PC to justify how Square Enix could be making a mistake of some kind, the new “Spider-Man would have been the same and sold a lot more as a multiplatform game”??

It’s foolish to get your hopes up based on obvious mistakes like this, with PS4 exclusives of this magnitude. It was announced as “first on PS4” but market conditions change, publisher relationships adapt and change, plans change. We know Sony is focusing hard on strengthening their relationships with third-party publishers. It wouldn’t surprise me if this is one of the first steps in that direction.
 

Rosebud

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Apr 16, 2018
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Is trying to figure out how much this might sell on the Xbox/PC to justify how Square Enix could be making a mistake of some kind, the new “Spider-Man would have been the same and sold a lot more as a multiplatform game”??

It’s foolish to get your hopes up based on obvious mistakes like this, with PS4 exclusives of this magnitude. It was announced as “first on PS4” but market conditions change, publisher relationships adapt and change, plans change. We know Sony is focusing hard on strengthening their relationships with third-party publishers. It wouldn’t surprise me if this is one of the first steps in that direction.
Spiderman wouldn't be the same game because Sony helped the development.

And the deal with FF7 is unknown and was made ages ago, it's not a new thing.
 

Kayotix

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Oct 25, 2017
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Id wager $$ that before the launch of the 2nd part it will come to other consoles/PC. Too much $$ out there to NOT do that.

This way they can get that sweet double dip
 

Nuri

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Jan 4, 2018
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It's probably true. Once they release the full game, the complete edition will be released on Xbox and PC. The current partial game may be Playstation exclusive.
 
'We have no plans to bring an Unreal 4 adaptation of Final Fantasy VII to any other platforms'

lmao okay Square, sure, uh huh. Anyone who actually believes that: I have a bridge to sell you.

Even the E3 2015 trailer said "play it FIRST on PS4", so we've known literally since the reveal over four years ago that there were plans for other platforms. But Square's gotta get as many double-dippers as possible, I guess, even if it means outright BSing in a press release.
 

FusedAtoms

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Jul 21, 2018
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Lmao yeah because they would totally confirm other versions in a random interview. This shit will be on a xbox press conference stage probably if it does eventually happen
 

RockyMin

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Oct 27, 2017
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'We have no plans to bring an Unreal 4 adaptation of Final Fantasy VII to any other platforms'

lmao okay Square, sure, uh huh. Anyone who actually believes that: I have a bridge to sell you.

Even the E3 2015 trailer said "play it FIRST on PS4", so we've known literally since the reveal over four years ago that there were plans for other platforms. But Square's gotta get as many double-dippers as possible, I guess, even if it means outright BSing in a press release.
Yeah, but that was 4 years ago. Things can change a lot in 4 years.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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I do not want to play this on my launch PS4, and I'm not getting a pro to play this at decent performance, especially when I have a perfectly capable X1X

Unless Sony is actually fronting development costs, I'm forced to assume this is just standard SE stupidity. Or trying to milk the fans even harder
 

tutomos

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Oct 27, 2017
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I do not want to play this on my launch PS4, and I'm not getting a pro to play this at decent performance, especially when I have a perfectly capable X1X

Unless Sony is actually fronting development costs, I'm forced to assume this is just standard SE stupidity. Or trying to milk the fans even harder
Time to ask MS to spend the dough in the war chest and get this game.
 
Yeah, but that was 4 years ago. Things can change a lot in 4 years.
Indeed, they could've made plans to put the game on 5+ platforms instead of the 2-3 they were originally targeting :P

Snark aside: yes, I know things change, but consider the constants here as well: Final Fantasy VII is still an enormously popular IP after all these years, and that's not likely to change in the near future. There's absolutely zero chance the remake is going to just stay on PS4; that would be nuts, especially with how port-heavy Square has become recently. Maybe FF7-R's PS4 exclusivity will last for a year, or six months, etc., but once that's up, Square's going to make moves, no question. This is a remake of their biggest (non-mobile) golden goose, and on an engine that makes it easy to port. By mid-2021, it's going to be on just about everything that can run it.
 

crazillo

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Apr 5, 2018
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First, I hate timed exclusivity for games that will and should hit all platforms.

Second, Xbox Germany made a mistake.

Third, Square's reaction is total bullshit. "There are no plan for other platforms" sounds like the game is an exclusive. But then it says "play it first on PS4" for which we exactly know the meaning, just not the time length.

Fourth, we need to call out those type of deals more regularly, from all sides.
 

Expy

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Oct 26, 2017
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Third, Square's reaction is total bullshit. "There are no plan for other platforms" sounds like the game is an exclusive. But then it says "play it first on PS4" for which we exactly know the meaning, just not the time length.
What if it is now?

There are many scenarios available now that we know that the game is going to be multi-part.