The Chinese PlayStation 4 launch may have an unexpected benefit for fans of the Final Fantasy games in other parts of the world.
“Not limited to just X/X-2, we’re currently thinking of setting [a way] to have other past Final Fantasy titles playable on the PS4,” said Final Fantasy producer Shinji Hashimoto at a Sony press conference.
“And in China’s case, they’re practically starting with the PlayStation 4 as their main console,” he added,” “For this reason, we’re keeping in mind the sense of crisis of not being able to play these masterpiece titles. However, this does not mean that we can simply transfer [these titles] to PS4, so as content holders, we must prepare a way to steadily have them available to play on PS4.”
Assuming that there is a fairly high degree of “lost in translation”, the most important thing to note is that Hashimoto mentions X/X2, not FF VII. Those games are HD remasters rather than PC ports so maybe we will see other Final Fantasy games get the HD treatment.