When Siliconera spoke to Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase he said Square Enix partnered with an outside developer to create Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. The company that handled the enhanced port was Virtuos, a Shanghai studio that worked on a couple of Ben 10 Ultimate Alien games and Wii ports of 2K sports games. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was the studio’s biggest project to date.
Interesting to note since Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was a high profile project for Square Enix, but this isn’t the first time Square Enix worked with an outside company to handle Final Fantasy titles. Matrix Software developed the DS remakes and Tose handled the PsOne ports for Final Fantasy Anthology.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster came out on December 26 in Japan and is slated for release on March 18 in North America.