But could there be plans to maybe approach other Final Fantasy games in a similar manner? In an interview with Japanese publication Famitsu (translated by Siliconera), Final Fantasy VII Remake’s director Yoshinori Kitase said that a Final Fantasy VIII Remake could be a possibility, although he noted that he might not necessarily be the one to do it.
According to Kitase, “If the youth that inherits the genes of Final Fantasy can step up and do it, then I’d like to see it made. For Final Fantasy VII Remake, the project started from my desire to make Final Fantasy VII with today’s technology while I’m still here at Square Enix. So I’d like to see it [Final Fantasy VIII Remake] done by the youth of Square Enix.”
That being said, we imagine that whether or not Square Enix will want to dedicate the time and resources to remaking Final Fantasy VIII will depend on the demand for it, and also how well the Final Fantasy VII Remake does. In the meantime the remastered version of the game was released on modern day consoles and the PC just last month, while Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently set for a release in March 2020.