Final Fantasy 8's director shares what he would change in a remake as the game hits its 25th anniversary

Final Fantasy 8 is now 25 years old, and in a recent interview, the game's director spoke about quite a big change he would make if the game received a remake. While Final Fantasy 7 Remake has proven to be pretty popular, overall, the idea of other games in the series getting the same treatment feels a bit unlikely - and in the case of some games, if one were to happen, it would probably take decades. There are no plans for a Final Fantasy 8 remake, but speaking to IGN, director of the game and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth producer Yoshinori Kitase spoke about the junction system, and the changes he would make to it in a hypothetical remake for the game's 25th anniversary. "I think you may remember we had the junction system in Final Fantasy 8," Kitase said. "And the thing about that system was the enemies levelled up in line with what the player’s level was. And obviously you had to then use the Junction system and how you customise that to overcome the challenge there. And I think it was a very difficult system for some people to get into. Depending on player skills, sometimes they just didn't work out the best way of doing it. Read more

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Final Fantasy 8's director shares what he would change in a remake as the game hits its 25th anniversary

Final Fantasy 8 is now 25 years old, and in a recent interview, the game's director spoke about quite a big change he would make if the game received a remake.

While Final Fantasy 7 Remake has proven to be pretty popular, overall, the idea of other games in the series getting the same treatment feels a bit unlikely - and in the case of some games, if one were to happen, it would probably take decades. There are no plans for a Final Fantasy 8 remake, but speaking to IGN, director of the game and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth producer Yoshinori Kitase spoke about the junction system, and the changes he would make to it in a hypothetical remake for the game's 25th anniversary.

"I think you may remember we had the junction system in Final Fantasy 8," Kitase said. "And the thing about that system was the enemies levelled up in line with what the player’s level was. And obviously you had to then use the Junction system and how you customise that to overcome the challenge there. And I think it was a very difficult system for some people to get into. Depending on player skills, sometimes they just didn't work out the best way of doing it.

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