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 ANDROID NEWS

Don't expect Final Fantasy VII to arrive on iOS or Android for 'years'

It really was a fantasy

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Product: Final Fantasy VII | Publisher: Square Enix | Genre: RPG
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We've all enjoyed a recent bout of nostalgia and good times with the mobile ports of Final FantasyI through V. And just the other day we had the news that Final Fantasy VI would be available on iOS and Android by the end of the year, too. 

As we noted in that story on FFVI, Square director and producer, Takashi Tokita said the following: "We have VII fans in our own company. If this Legacy project works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII."

That had us hopeful. But Shacknews also questioned Tokita regarding the mobile version of FFVII, and the answer isn't as thrilling.

"Unfortunately, it's not that it's not impossible for us to develop Final Fantasy 7 for mobile," Tokita said. "It's that currently, space will be an issue. Phones won't be able to contain the space it takes. It's over a gigabyte. People are probably going to have to wait a few years."

A few years? All of your hopes and dreams dashed right in front of you.

Final Fantasy VII

It is, at least, understandable. As Shacknews noted, the PC re-release of FFVII wound up being 3GB. Apple only allows up to 2GB for a single app, currently. 

I suppose the good news we can take from this is that an iOS and Android version of FFVII does seem to be on the cards. It's just a few years away, is all.
 

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Chris Priestman 14 October 2013
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Steve3000 | 10:05 - 15 October 2013
Been playing FFVII on Android devices for ages, what's all this fuss about?
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Mothreja Jay | 04:30 - 15 October 2013
A rather simple solution for this problem:-

Do the Android version first, 3GB + or whatever as playstore has no "2GB App restrictions" like Apple's appstore. Release the android version in 2014, and Apple in 2020 or something //_^)

Or better yet! A HD remake for Vita.
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Alan Shearer | 16:44 - 14 October 2013
"It's that currently, space will be an issue. Phones won't be able to contain the space it takes. It's over a gigabyte. People are probably going to have to wait a few years." ". Apple only allows up to 2GB for a single app, currently. "

Seriously that is the excuse? Bards tale, on android, is over 2 gb normal version, 3.5 gb for the tegra version. NOVA 3 is 3+ gb. They can do it, and I am sure they could work something out with apple to get over that problem, maybe part one and part 2, etc. many of the greats on mobile (ios and android) are over a gig.

They are just making excuses, likely if ffv and vi sell well, it will be much sooner than we think.

And please remember IOS is no loner mobile, mobile is now android, ios, and windows. apple is actually on the decline atm, and no longer the dominant factor. get your head out your ass square.
 
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