Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD released back in December in Japan proved to be very successful for Square Enix selling over 400k units. According to a new report Square Enix might not be ready to remaster other Final Fantasy games like Final Fantasy XII anytime soon. Square Enix has already re-released most of the prior Final Fantasy titles on mobile devices and portable consoles, but Final Fantasy XII still proves to be one of the most requested games fans want to play again in HD.
Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy producer Shinji Hashimoto when asked about their plans to work on the much requested Final Fantasy XII remaster by SG Cafe, had the following to say:
At this moment, we do not have any plans. But as Kitase-san has mentioned, if there are a lot of requests from the fans for a HD remastered version of Final Fantasy XII, we might consider it.
But with that said, at this moment there are no plans to do so.
Yoshinori Kitase did show an interest in porting Final Fantasy XII to the PS Vita last October.
Final Fantasy XII was released for the Playstation 2 back in 2006 and is one of the highest rated and best selling titles ever. Final Fantasy XII spawned a sequel in 2007 in the form of Final Fantasy XII: Relevant Wings, but failed to capture the magic of the original.
Hashimoto-san also denied on-going rumors about a Final Fantasy X-3 which started after Square released a picture drama alongside the HD remaster of the duology that takes place after the events of the second game:
Since we’re revisiting Final Fantasy X and X-2, which were released about 10 years ago, the series’ scenario writer Kazushige Nojima and character designer Tetsuya Nomura had a discussion and thought that the HD Remaster release would be a good opportunity for them to include this additional story episode [and expand upon the univese a little further]. But the audio episode’s inclusion wasn’t because we have any plans to develop a Final Fantasy X-3.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD arrives in North America and Europe this March for the PS3 and PS Vita. PS3 version bundle both games together while the Vita version will have the games available separately. Do you want Square Enix to make a Final Fantasy XII HD? Let us know in the comments below.