It'll be 'a few years' before Final Fantasy VII comes to iOS
Sqaure Enix producer and director Takashi Tokita has revealed that classic JRPG Final Fantasy VI will be available from the App Store before the year is out.
During a conversation with Kotaku last week, Tokita said that the iOS version of Final Fantasy VI will essentially be a remake, with new battle systems and less "grinding".
However, having whetted our appetites for a optimised version FFVI, Tokita went on to suggest that an iOS port of the genre-defining Final Fantasy VII could be around the corner.
Specifically, Tokita said: "If this Legacy project works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII."
As you can imagine, the prospect of two of the best Final Fantasy games ever made coming to iOS got us a little over-excited.
However, no sooner had our boilers been stoked for another trip to Midgar, than Tokita stepped in to pour the cold water of reality on our gun-jumping coals.
Speaking to Shacknews yesterday, Tokita said that "people are probably going to have to wait a few years" to see Final Fantasy VII on the App Store.
He went on to blame the storage capacity of current handsets, and Apple's 2GB upload limit for App Store releases.
"Space will be an issue. Phones won't be able to contain the space it takes. It's over a gigabyte," he explained.
Oh well. I guess we'll have to take consolation in the fact the Final Fantasy VI will be out later this year.
Actually, that's pretty consoling. I am consoled. Are you?