In a surprising circumstance, there is a new report coming hot off a Spanish unofficial PlayStation site revealing that the upcoming Final Fantasy X HD is not just a cosmetic change.
Square Enix has announced the title at the recent Tokyo Game Show and wow the audience with a news that the PS2 title will be heading to PlayStation 3 and Vita with the name “Final Fantasy X HD”.
But now we learn otherwise. It has been rumored that the game is not only an high-definiton remaster but also a remake, utilizing the engine that has been used in Final Fantasy XIII.
With that we can say that the engine is Crystal Tools,
but it left us wondering why Square would not ever touch the next generation Luminous engine which is also reportedly been used for Final Fantasy Versus XIII.I guess we are wrong, Squenix is indeed using some of the Luminous’ touch.
Here are some details we can gather from the Spanish source:
- Use the same engine that Final Fantasy XIII and adapted to PSVita.
- All the things that has been made from scratch with the new engine are the design of the characters, the aeons and stage elements.
- The sets and scenes in HD remasters CGI will implement a “filter” FFXIII Engine.
- The magic and some lighting effects are achieved with the new engine “Luminous”.
- The Blitzball undergo small changes.
- Multiplayer option will be included (the details are still unknown).
- The release date in Japan is in fiscal year 2012.
Last but not least, take this as just one of your rumors, until we have more confirmation from the officials at Square Enix themselves.
Anyway, now that the focus being Final Fantasy X HD, could it be that Square Enix will leave Final Fantasy Versus XIII again?