However according to Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura when speaking to Famitsu (via Kotaku), it won’t be as straightforward as that. According to Nomura, “I can’t get go into details but this is not a simple remake. Let’s say for argument’s sake that we only pretty up the graphics for current gen hardware, I don’t think that would surpass the original version.”
Nomura also notes that despite the graphics looking a bit dated in today’s day and age, especially when you consider that it was originally released in 1997, he believes that is part of the whole charm of Final Fantasy VII, something which we’re sure gamers and fans of the franchise will no doubt agree with.
That being said in order to better deal and appeal to today’s audiences, the game needs to be remade in a way that’s more than just updating the graphics. “So if you are going to do a full remake, you have to take a different approach and make something that suits the times.” Unfortunately it is unclear as to what that might entail, but hopefully it will live up to the hype.