Yesterday we reported that, during the recent Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert in Pittsburgh, composer Arnie Roth indicated that a Final Fantasy XII remake is underway. Big announcements like that typically aren’t made as off-hand comments during concerts, so many doubted the validity of the claim, and rightfully so.
Arnie Roth has since announced
via Facebook that using the word “remake” was an error, and that he regrets any confusion caused by his words. Here is his full statement on the silp-up.
In response to comments posted by fans, I want to rectify a statement made from the stage Saturday night at our Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY concert in Pittsburgh.
Following conversations with composer Hitoshi Sakimoto regarding new concert arrangements of music from FINAL FANTASY XII, regrettably, the term ‘remake’ was used in error during one of the announcements that took place from the stage during the concert.
We sincerely regret any confusion this has caused.
Producer and Music Director
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
Some have pointed out that the wording doesn’t rule out a re-release of the game, only a full remake. Either way, it’s unlikely that Roth was intended to make such an announcement at this time. We’ll keep our eyes on Square Enix to see if there was any truth to Roth’s words, or if the entire ordeal was a mistake.