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Yoshinori Kitase hints he's too old to make a FF8 Remake

Yoshinori Kitase probably won't work on a Final Fantasy VIII Remake.

Published Fri, Oct 11 2019 6:15 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

Will a Final Fantasy VIII Remake happen? Maybe, but Yoshinori Kitase might not work on it.

Yoshinori Kitase hints he's too old to make a FF8 Remake | TweakTown.com

After nearly 30 years of making Final Fantasy games, Yoshinori Kitase wants a younger generation to step in. He's not retiring--Kitase is leading the charge on the multi-volume Final Fantasy VII Remake alongside Tetsuya Nomura--but he seems a bit weary from RPG development and wants Square Enix's new guard to lead the charge.

When asked if he'd help development on a Final Fantasy VIII Remake once the FF7R was finished, Kitase told Famitsu:

"If the youth that inherits the genes of Final Fantasy can step up and do it, then I'd like to see it made. For Final Fantasy VII Remake, the project started from my desire to make Final Fantasy VII with today's technology while I'm still here at Square Enix. So I'd like to see it [Final Fantasy VIII Remake] done by the youth of Square Enix."

Final Fantasy VIII saw a resurgence of interest with the recent remaster, which brought the 1999 RPG classic to to Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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