Remake Interviews: Catch-all Thread

Gary Caelum

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Yeah but a large part of the promotional campaign for a Final Fantasy game is usually about showing us the world and characters. They don't have to really do that so much with this.

We only really need to see the battle mechanics, the main characters, and then a quick explanation of how the overworld works (e.g complete openworld or segmented with loading screens) and that will pretty much do. At least for people who've played the original.
 

Tetsujin

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Their operating income projections require over 10 million sales of a $60 game.

I haven't heard any alternative way that could possibly happen except FF7 remake. No way would they have those projections for an Avengers game they haven't even shown yet.

Give in and let the hype take you.
So I have taken a closer look at that income projection thing that people have been getting hyped up about and two things stand out to me:

People expecting something big in Q3 of fiscal year 2020 (which would be Oct - Dec this year) based on misreading FY2020/3 which means fiscal year ending in March, not Q3 of that FY.
Secondly, people thinking Square Enix expects a spike in income because of one big title.
This is not so much a forecast or expectation but a mid-term target that they set for themselves about 2 - 3 years back. This amount of sales etc is something they hope to achieve on a consistent basis by the end of FY2020/3 going forward through "natural growth" and all that rather than them expecting a sudden spike due to a single title for that particular year.
Whether that goal will be met by that point is another question of course. :monster:
 

Kain424

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Just seems like for the debut of this new service, Playstation might want to try and throw something big in there. Final Fantasy VII Remake news would fit nicely, and promise of more to come would surely assist in gaining a regular viewership.
 

Kain424

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I guess I got excited with their promise to "showcase upcoming PS4 and PS VR software, including new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage."

This information drought has been a rough one.
 

ChipNoir

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That's what I'm hung up on. "New" gives me the impression of games that haven't already been announced. The PS4 still has a few years left in it's lifespan given how well it's performed.
 

Ryuman

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The timing to too random. If this was closer to E3 then it would be more plausible, but even then I think it would be in Square's own showcase.
 

Luneyes

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The Switch port of FFVII is going to release this Tuesday, just one day after the Playstation event.
If they announce anything related to FFVII:R at this event, it may boosts sales of the port because of nostalgia...
Remember how the PS4 sales jumped when the Remake was first announced?
It could be a good thing for them to share any news about the development, in my opinion. Even if they don't show much, people will still get hyped.
 

Gary Caelum

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The comment about announcements leading up to E3 was in the context of the yearly income, meaning it would have to be release date announcements, rather than just announcements that they're working on it.
 
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