For many years, rumors had circulated that Square Enix would remake fan favorite JRPG Final Fantasy 7 using today’s modern gaming technology. Then at E3 2015 Square finally announced that they were in fact working on said remake. Fans were ecstatic at the news and excitement quickly spread throughout the world.
Unfortunately, things might not be looking too hot for this wildly anticipated game. According to leaked internal memos, Square management is having a hard time keeping staff motivated. According to the memo and reports from people close to the project, much of the Square design team and most of the development team are just not that fond of the game.
“Final Fantasy 7 never meant much to me. It was just a paycheck,” one designer stated. Others feel similarly with statements ranging from “I have no idea why people like this game so much.” to “Final Fantasy 7 is probably the worst game we have ever made.”
The memo also asks which game these developers and designers would rather be working on. In response, the answer is almost unanimous. “Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is the one we want to make.”
While Square has not figured out how they are going to publicly announce the cancellation of Final Fantasy 7 Remake and the news they will be remaking Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, they have already made the shift within the company. They plan to have Mystic Quest ready for launch by winter of 2016.