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Xenogears remake possible?

PsychotronPsychotron MemberFull Members
edited August 2017 in Square Enix
I heard from a friend that a Xenogears remake could be possible. Does anyone have any insight on this? I saw some a couple articles on it from google but they're ambiguous. I bet a JRPG with a good reputation would sell well in a market where JRPGs like that have become so rare.


  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    A Xenogears remake would be great, but I've heard nothing about one happening yet. It would need a lot of work getting that disc 2 fixed up. I'd be thrilled to have one, though.
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  • ClixClix Former Listmaster Full Members
    edited August 2017
    1. The past 9 months have almost been a resurgence of the console JRPG compared to the past decade, so I don't think the industry necessarily needs a Xenogears remake of all things to save it.

    2. As mentioned, Disc 2 needs more than HD models and voice acting to get it up to snuff. Soraya Saga and hubby are so far removed from SE at this point that I don't know who would even handle a remake.

    3. SE will be lucky to get the episodic FFVII remake out the door before the Play Station 5 hits shelves, FFXV is still being tweaked on as we speak, and KHII won't be out until late next year if we are so fortunate. Asset management has not been SE's finest quality, ever. Adding another ambitious nostalgia-bait remake on top of this is unfeasible.
  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member RPGamer Staff
    There is an issue of the rights though

    The staff that made Xenogears no longers work for SE and they are busy working on Xenoblade Chronicles II

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  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    That's why if anything happens, it would likely just be an upscale from an outsourced company that didn't make any content changes. I never put it past Square Enix to remaster old classics, but it would be odd to see just a graphical upscale on this one without any other updates.
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  • Anna Marie PrivitereAnna Marie Privitere Purr RPGamer Staff
    The rights are a mess, the code is a mess, and either alone would discourage a remake, let alone both together.
  • MonCapitan2002MonCapitan2002 Avatar Captured Full Members
    The likelihood of a revival of the Xenogears franchise with a Triple A HD treatment remake is incredibly remote. For one thing, the game is a niche title at best. If you asked the typical gamer about Xenogears, you'd get a blank look. There is simply no incentive for Square Enix to invest those kind of resources on the game; irrespective of the rights issues.

    While it would be wonderful to see a remake of this game, I don't expect it to happen any time soon. Moreover, the reason Final Fantasy VII is getting remade is because, like it or not, it was a massive commercial success and an iconic title. A great deal of RPG fans cut their teeth on that game and the nostalgia value alone is immense.
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  • EvilorEvilor Totally Not the Secret Antagonist A secret alcove in the hero's baseFull Members
    edited November 2017
    There's a fan project which will most likely be shut down by SE for its nefarious goals.
  • oldmanbaloldmanbal Full Members
    Xenogears is an imperfect masterpiece, they will never remake it. It's a remarkable story, both in the game, and the story of its actual creation and localization in the Americas. The fact that I got to play it when I was young on my ps1 was unique beyond anything someone playing it on an emulator 15+ years later will even understand.
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