Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD was released nearly two months ago to resounding success in Japan, but that doesn’t mean Square Enix is ready to commit to a remaster of XII just yet.
Speaking with SG Cafe, series producer Shinji Hashimoto explained, when quizzed about Yoshinori Kitase’s previous desire to work on a potential FFXII remaster, “At this moment, we do not have any plans [to release a HD remastered version of Final Fantasy XII]. But as Kitase-san has mentioned, if there are a lot of requests from the fans for a HD remastered version of Final Fantasy XII, we might consider it.
“But with that said, at this moment there are no plans to do so.”
Hashimoto also shot down the idea of a Final Fantasy X-3, saying “Since we’re revisiting Final Fantasy X and X-2, which were released about 10 years ago, the series’ scenario writer Kazushige Nojima and character designer Tetsuya Nomura had a discussion and thought that the HD Remaster release would be a good opportunity for them to include this additional story episode [and expand upon the univese a little further]. But the audio episode’s inclusion wasn’t because we have any plans to develop a Final Fantasy X-3.”
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster will release overseas this March for both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. To date, the game has sold well over 400K copies in Japan alone.