It is perhaps an enduring dream among Final Fantasy fans to finally see Final Fantasy VI remade one day. But if Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase has a say on the matter, he says that it could take a few decades for the feat.
In an interview with French YouTuber Julien Chieze, Kitase (translated by Shinra Archaeology Department) claimed that it would double the time it takes for FFVII Remake to make a Final Fantasy VI Remake. Which, while still actively in development, is anticipated to have a 10-year development period. This comes following a request to explain his previous comments on the topic.
Kitase continues that the project is on such a scale because of the sheer volume of characters in-game. This is also compounded by the fact that it takes a lot of effort to work on a 2D game as a lot of changes will be made to turn it into a 3D experience, according to series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.
Going back to the topic of demand for a Final Fantasy VI Remake. It seems it’s not only fans of the franchise who are clamoring to get it done. Even people within Square Enix appear to be keen on the idea, too, per Kitase. But he can’t respond to it, which bums him out.