In an interview with Eurogamer, Kitase had stated the following: "I can honestly tell you I would love to do that, if you simply ask me if I personally would like to do that, yes I would. Definitely. There's no lie about it. But you must believe me when I say it would take a lot to happen."
Mr. Kitase also stated that lack of "staff availability and budget" were two major barriers to remaking the iconic 1997 video game classic, but he also explained that he was simply not motivated right now to take on the massive undertaking and responsibility of remaking one of the most beloved titles of the Final Fantasy franchise. His other statment was the following:
"Even if I casually say I would like to do that, because it would be a huge project I would have to motivate myself to the level that I really am prepared to take on this huge responsibility," he said.
"I don't know if those three things will happen simultaneously. It has to tick lots of very big boxes. I won't rule out the possibility, but it would take a lot to make it happen."
Since 2006, many Final Fantasy fans have been waiting for far too long, and since the announcement of FF15, then Versus XIII, many old games of the franchise were remade for the PSP and DS such as Final Fantasy III and IV. We even had The After Years on the Wii back in 2009 and later in 2011 on the PSP. Then Final Fantasy XIII is released in 2010, and we were getting anxious for FF15. Instead, Kitase decides to make two sequels to Final Fantasy XIII which in the opinion of many fans was completely unnecessary.
Well folks, let's see what happens in the future about an FF7 remake.
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!