(Update) Final Fantasy X, X-2 Remaster Coming To PS4


UPDATE: A representative from Square Enix has confirmed to VideoGamer that a port of Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster will be coming to the PS4. It is projected for a Spring 2015 release, at £39.99. In North America, pre-orders are up on Amazon at the listed price of $49.99.

ORIGINAL: Square Enix spent a lot of time working on remastering Final Fantasy X and X-2 for the PS3 last year. Outputting at 1080p and 30 FPS, it stands as a significant graphical upgrade over its PS2 iteration. Now, it appears as though the PS3 version isn’t nearly good enough for Square Enix, as the Square Enix Boutique, the online Square Enix store in France, has reportedly leaked their own reveal of a Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster for the PS4.

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A listing on their website was promptly removed, and there was a cached version of the page, but even that has been removed since. However, you can see the full box art of the PS4 EU version of Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster by clicking the image below. The art is similar to the PS3’s version, only with the appropriate PS4 signage at the top. That, alone, leads me to believe that it was not a system or placeholder error.

If this is true, then it is just the next logical step in this, the era of stop-gap remasters and ports. We’ve seen The Last of Us, considered by many to be 2013’s Game of the Year, get a PS4 remaster this year. We’ve also seen numerous titles get ported over from the PS3 to the PS4, including Ultra Street Fighter IV. But for Square Enix to port over a remaster, later after spending many months to bring Final Fantasy X and X-2 to the PS3, over to the PS4, is new levels of cashing in. Final Fantasy X is already in 1080p. It already comes with an audio story that tells more about the games’ protagonists. Beyond making it 60 FPS, why should this remaster on PS4 even exist?

With Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV taking so much time to develop, Square Enix has been filling in their console RPG gap by re-releasing updates on classic, excellent titles. Remastering the same collection twice seems to be a bit overboard. We’ll be on the lookout for an official confirmation from Square Enix, should it occur.

h/t CVG

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