Earlier this month we shared a video from Square Enix that brought together various Final Fantasy alumni to discuss the games that started it all. Now the promised second part is here, covering the latter half of the Pixel Remaster series – Final Fantasy IV through VI.
Final Fantasy IV saw the series jump from the Famicom to the Super Famicom and naturally the group has plenty to discuss about that leap in technology. It’s even revealed that during development the Final Fantasy Adventure team was working on black-and-white Mac computers while sitting right next to the Final Fantasy IV team’s color computers!
The rest of the interview features plenty of cool tidbits, too, from the Japanese economic bubble bursting during the development of the relatively light Final Fantasy V to the conceptualization of Final Fantasy VI’s World of Ruin.
There’s even a part where the team is asked of their expectations for a Final Fantasy VI remake, though series Brand Manager Yoshinori Kitase states it would be difficult given the on-going development of the Final Fantasy VII Remake series and VI’s relative scale. There are fans of the game in Square Enix who are asking for it, though!
You can play all of the classic 2D Final Fantasy games on the Nintendo Switch now thanks to the Pixel Remaster series.