Said new game will be completely different from the original

What if the Final Fantasy 8 remake ends up seeing the light of day? Yoshinori Kitase, director of the original game that will celebrate its 25th anniversary, explains that the potential remake of FF8 would be radically different from the famous work if Square Enix embarked on development.

FF8 remake of Kitase Fighting
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Final Fantasy fans only have eyes Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth This month of February. The extended play state for the game on February 7 was a good way to build excitement, and a demo was also released at the end of the event.

They are now eagerly awaiting February 29 to discover the full game. Surprisingly, another remake of the saga is being talked about: Final Fantasy 8. Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of the new Cloud adventure, has mentioned a possible remake of FF8. He reveals that if the game ends up seeing the light of day, It should contrast radically with the popular PS1 game.

The FF8 remake will be radically different from the original game

Final Fantasy 8 will celebrate its 25th anniversary on February 11. This contentious episode of the saga remains a staple in the history of the license and JRPGs in general. However, Yoshinori Kitase, the game's director, would change one thing If a new version of FF8 could ever see the light of day: its combat system.

" The principle of this system was that the level of enemies increases depending on the level of the player. Therefore, it was necessary to use the Junction system and customize it to meet the challenge. I think it was a very difficult system for some to understand », Kitase details to IGN.

In fact, the Japanese are evoking Final Fantasy 8's progression system here. In the game, character statistics do not change as levels are gained. To progress, you had to link magic to hero stats and find the right synergy for the buff to be effective (for example, equipping life magic on HP or "boosting" speed). Note that each enchantment has a limited quantity of a maximum of 100 units.

Image 1: FF8 Remake: A new game is mentioned that will be completely different from the original

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It was necessary to master this system to deal with the difficulty of FF8. Yoshinori Kitase will completely change the system in a new edition » In order to achieve a better balance between difficulty level and accessibility for some fans Of course, this idea remains theoretical, since a FF8 Remake wouldn't really be in Square Enix's plans. Yoshinori Kitase believes that creating such a project would be very ambitious.

I realized that trying to recreate the volume of content from today's RPGs is definitely not something to take lightly. This is a significant investment of time and effort, so you really need to think carefully before embarking on a project of this type..


The massive amount of work the development team has to do on the Final Fantasy 7 remake trilogy certainly prompts them to be cautious. In the meantime, you can still discover Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch. But let's remember that There is a remake of FF9 and FF10 in the works according to rumours.

  • Yoshinori Kitase, director of Final Fantasy 8, has spoken about a remake of the game
  • It is stated that if FF8 Remake sees the light, the combat and progression system should change
  • According to him, the matching mechanics were too complicated for players
  • For now, Kitase believes the remake will be too ambitious to be developed

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