It appears that Square Enix is focusing on making bigger and better games that really nail the masterpiece goal they have for themselves. With salvaging Final Fantasy XV into something the world ended up loving, but not really calling a masterpiece, they perhaps have to realize how close they keep coming to doom by announcing many huge projects at once that take almost a decade to finish and look nothing like their original concepts.
In the meantime, while working on their next-generation of big games, there seems to be a steady flow of remastered content both unexpected and in demand coming from the studio including FFXII: The Zodiac Age as well as the newly revealed FF: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition and even a PS4 / Xbox / Switch homecoming upgrade of a mobile title now known as FFXV: Pocket Edition HD.
Imagine our surprise when Square Enix PR sent over a press release today detailing a December 6, 2018 release date for The Last Remnant Remastered on PlayStation 4. Being one of the turn based Xbox 360 investments into the Japanese RPG demographic that never made its way to the Sony side of gaming.
The Game Director of this new remastered version confirmed that although a PlayStation 3 version was originally planned back in the days, and for a while it remained planned, the development team was unable to bring it to release due to “internal factors” – likely Microsoft’s investments in Square Enix to help keep their Xbox 360 platform attractive in the face of a slowly but surely growing opposition from PS3.
Now as the title nears its 10th anniversary of release the team behind The Last Remnant will be bringing improved visuals, engine stability, and more as a full Unreal Engine 4 remaster process is being done. When it’s all said and done players will be able to pick up the game for $19.99 (USD) on PS4’s digital PlayStation Store. This is another entry into a stellar portfolio of titles including this month’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and with the Final Fantasy series currently sitting at 142 Million+ units sold alongside Dragon Quest franchise doing 67 Million+ in sales, we think Square Enix should take the time it needs to fully envision and produce something incredible for their next big RPG project.
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