A few days ago, Arnie Roth, who directs the Distant Worlds concerts, made an unfortunate statement on Pittsburgh’s stage, mentioning that a Final Fantasy XII remake was in the works. Of course it immediately bounced on Twitter, from there to Neogaf, and then it ended on several media outlets.
Surprise surprise, it was just a misunderstanding, as Roth himself mentioned on Facebook.
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
There’s a reason why you did not read about it here. There was no way in hell something like this would be announced by a conductor at a concert. It’s simply not how Square Enix operates. The fact that it had to be a misunderstanding or mistake of some sort was as clear as the sun, so we saw this coming from a mile away.
Of course, this does not mean that a remaster of Final Fantasy XII will never happen. As a matter of fact, I’m fairly positive that it will, sooner or later, but it won’t be announced by Arnie Roth during a Distant Worlds concert.