So how about the release date guys!? Its confirmed to be 2019....
I think its safe to say that it will be 9-9-2019. Precisely 20 years since it was released in America. Who else bought the game 9-9-99!? Such an epic day. I remember writing that date on my papers in 7th grade and not paying a DAMN bit of attention to any of the classes. All I could hear was the song "The Landing" and imagining the adventure that lie ahead.
Technically not about FF8 but this video shows how the original Diablo game was reverse engineered so that it could be ported to modern systems. Might help some people get a better idea of how reverse engineering a game without source code is very much possible, albeit tedious. Keep in mind that the Diablo example is a more idealized case where there happened to be enough documentation to pretty much recreate the source code.
The more I look at the the new designs, the more I'm liking them. That's partly because I'm a massive weeb, but it actually makes sense in the game as they're highschoolers.
The one thing I like about the old PS1 graphics is that it gave some scenes a very creepy vibe. The low poly faces can actually be quite scary IMHO and added to the creepiness of the sorceress's, and I actually will kind of miss that lol.
That said, I do like that they're putting enough work to completely update the designs. FF 8 is actually my favorite game by just a little bit over FF 7, so looking forward to seeing it in a new light!