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New Final Fantasy X Will Be An HD Remaster, Not A Remake


In September 2011, Square Enix announced at Sony’s PlayStation Vita conference that they would release Final Fantasy X for the Vita and PlayStation 3, to celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary. At the time, we referred to the game as a “remake”.


This isn’t quite the case. Final Fantasy X will not be a remake, it will be an HD Remaster, similar to other PlayStation 2 titles (the Metal Gear Solid and Devil May Cry games, for instance) that have been given high-definition PlayStation 3 ports in recent times.


Taiwanese website, Gamer, got the news at the 2012 Taipei Game Show straight from Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto (via FF-Reunion), who told the site: “It’s being developed as an HD Remaster, but the visuals will be much more beautiful than before. Please look forward to it!”


Prior to this, Final Fantasy X producer, Yoshinori Kitase, told M! Games magazine in Germany that Final Fantasy X for Vita and PlayStation 3 is early in development.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.