Square Enix has plans to remaster more old games after the big success of Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster.
Square’s board recently spoke at the company’s 43rd Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Q&A (via VGC) to talk about Square Enix’s plans to remaster some of its older titles after the success of Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, which was released earlier this year.
“Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster has been well received. Are there plans to remaster other past titles? Personally, I would like to play Xenogears,” asked one shareholder.
“We will refrain from sharing information about new titles, but we are considering various ideas within the company and hope that you will look forward to forthcoming announcements,” replied one of Square Enix’s board members.
Another asked the company why it has “longer gaps between game releases than its peers do,” and what the board’s thoughts were on the planned release schedule for upcoming major titles.
“I will refrain from speaking in specifics, but I will say that we believe that the strengthening of our internal development organization will be of benefit as the difficulty of developing major titles is becoming extremely high, which also has implications for development lead times.
“We hope that this reinforcement of our organization will promote the development not only of major titles but also new IPs under the new management team.”
It is possible other popular titles will be remastered or remade now after one big success. Xenogears and Final Fantasy Tactics come in mind so it would be best if these and more would get new versions.