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Calls for a Final Fantasy 6 remake are difficult to respond to, the series’ brand manager has said, because he believes such a project would take roughly twice as long as it has to remake Final Fantasy 7.
Speaking during an interview with French YouTuber Julien Chièze, Final Fantasy 7 Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase was asked to elaborate on his previous comments regarding demand for a Final Fantasy 6 remake.
Kitase said the game would be bigger than FF7’s Remake project, because of the number of characters in the game. He said there are a lot of people inside the company who want to remake FF6, but he unfortunately can’t respond, which “bums him out”.
Final Fantasy 6 was originally released on the SNES in 1994, before being ported to the PlayStation in 1999 and the Game Boy Advance in 2006.
More recently, it was included as part of the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection alongside remastered versions of Final Fantasy 1-5.
Speaking during a roundtable discussion last year, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi explained that a remake of Final Fantasy 6 would be harder to do because, as a 2D game, it would be more work to change the story and reimagine the game as a 3D experience.
If reports are to be believed, a Final Fanasy 9 remake is more likely than a Final Fantasy 6 one. Last year, Giant Bomb reporter Jeff Grubb claimed: “I will say I heard very recently, once again, Final Fantasy 9 remake is real, that is real and happening.”
Gematsu subsequently reported that a Final Fantasy 9 remake is currently in development too.