At the end of a Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert in Pittsburgh, composer Arnie Roth may have slipped out news that a Final Fantasy XII remake is coming out soon. The news comes from Final Fantasy Network which attended the concert and recorded a video when Roth makes the announcement.
Update: composer Arnie Roth followed up on the Distant Worlds’ official Facebook page with the following message:
In response to comments posted by fans, I want to rectify a statement made from the stage Saturday night at our Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY concert in Pittsburgh.
Following conversations with composer Hitoshi Sakimoto regarding new concert arrangements of music from FINAL FANTASY XII, regrettably, the term ‘remake’ was used in error during one of the announcements that took place from the stage during the concert.
We sincerely regret any confusion this has caused.
Producer and Music Director
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
The composer mentions that they used the term “remake” in error, so it seems likely that Final Fantasy XII is getting a remastered version, similar to Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. Keep in mind that it’s not an official announcement from Square Enix, but it certainly sounds like one is imminent.
It isn’t clear if Final Fantasy XII will get a full remake like Final Fantasy VII or if Roth’s news is actually for a remastered version similar to Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX and Final Fantasy X HD Remaster.