Some games are destined for remakes while others are not. More often than not, we see a game remade due to its popularity from when it first launched. Unfortunately, some beloved titles won’t ever get a chance to be remade, and sadly it seems Final Fantasy VI is one of them. That’s not due to a lack of a desire on the dev team’s part, but instead, a lack of time.
Final Fantasy VI director Yoshinori Kitase has revealed that he’s asked all the time about a potential remake for Final Fantasy VI. Unfortunately, Kitase says a remake simply isn’t feasible for the title, and it’s due to the amount of characters and content featured in the original release.
Kitase went on to say that should Square Enix try to tackle a remake of Final Fantasy VI in the style of Final Fantasy VII’s revamp, it would take them around 20 years to accomplish. Final Fantasy VII’s remake series is going to take about 10 years when all is said and done, and when you look at the content in Final Fantasy VI, a remake would easily double that amount of development time.