It’s official: Sony and Square Enix are remaking the video game classic “Final Fantasy VII,” and it’s going to look gorgeous.
Sony announced the news through a trailer debuted at its 2015 E3 press conference, confirming remake rumors years in the making. If anything can be taken away from the announcement — and there really wasn’t much information given — it’s that the new version of the game is going to be stunning.
The close-to-two-minute trailer serves as a prologue for the game, and ends by serving up a look at the back of protagonist Cloud (and, of course, his famous Buster Sword). Compare that to the original opening of the game, which came out in 1997. The graphics haven’t aged well.
It’s no wonder, then, that fans have been clamoring for a remastering of “Final Fantasy VII” for years. The applause at the end of the E3 trailer — that swells even louder when the word “remake” flashes on the screen — is a signal of how excited people are for this property.
Sony didn’t offer much information about the video game other than it’s coming “first on PlayStation,” implying that it will be released later on other systems like PC and Xbox One. There’s no release date set, and it’s unclear how much will be changed in the remaking of it.