Square Enix hopes a Final Fantasy 7 remake will increase PS4 install base
Final Fantasy 7 remake director Tetsuya Nomura has said the project’s timing relates to Square Enix’s hopes for the growth of new-gen platforms.
“Why now? This week at E3 we announced several titles coming to the PS4: not only FFXV, Kingdom Hearts 3, and World of Final Fantasy, but [also] a new Star Ocean and more,” he told Engadget.
“Rather than announce the remake after those titles went on sale, we wanted to give gamers something that would make them happy – open them up, perhaps, to buying into the PS4.”
Square Enix in particular is very keen to increase to new-gen install base in Japan and abroad, and that’s one of the reason why it brought Final Fantasy Type-0 to home consoles.