Over the weekend, many people were excited by the news that a remake of the (criminally underrated) Final Fantasy XII was in development. This came to us from the producer and music director of the Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy music concert, Arnie Roth, who went on stage in Pittsburg during a live show to say “There’s a Final Fantasy XII remake underway, that’s coming out soon.”
It seems that this isn’t exactly what Roth meant to say. In a statement on Facebook, he made this correction:
In response to comments posted by fans, I want to rectify a statement made from the stage Saturday night at our Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY concert in Pittsburgh.
Following conversations with composer Hitoshi Sakimoto regarding new concert arrangements of music from FINAL FANTASY XII, regrettably, the term ‘remake’ was used in error during one of the announcements that took place from the stage during the concert.
We sincerely regret any confusion this has caused.
So it appears that Roth was referencing the music of Final Fantasy XII that will be played at an upcoming show which is getting a “remake,” and not the actual game itself.
This is very disappointing news for fans of the game. However, the sheer amount of jubilation this announcement caused will hopefully spur Square-Enix to do a full-on remake of Final Fantasy XII in the vein of the fantastic remaster they did for Final Fantasy X. I guess if you really want this game on your current-gen system, you’ll let your voice be heard.
Source: Distant Worlds on Facebook