Is the Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster Real, Rumors Explained
All the rumors about Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster.
There have been several rumors regarding legendary JRPG Final Fantasy Tactics coming back with a remaster at Square Enix, let’s take a look at the leaks and theories so far.
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Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster leaked in Nvidia leak
The first and biggest rumor source is the infamous “Nvidia leak” that happened in September 2021. A list of games possibly planned for the NVidia GeForce NOW service surfaced, and it included several Square Enix titles. Most notably Chrono Cross Remaster, Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster, FF VII Remake, FF IX Remake, and FF XVI.
Some of these like FF IX Remake definitely feel like placeholders, but remaster projects like the FF Tactics Remaster are definitely believable. NVidia also stated the list only contained speculative titles; However, one of the titles on the list, Actraiser Remaster, was actually officially released several weeks later.
The Eidos Montreal play test survey leak
In late October, Eidos Montreal sent out a survey looking for players for a playtest, possibly for Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster. The survey, in French and reposted on Reddit, most notably asked if you’ve ever played various Tactical JRPG from Tactics Ogre to Fire Emblem.
It most notably asked if you ever played any of the FFT rereleases so far, including the PSP War of the Lions enhanced port and its iOS, Android versions. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on GBA, and Tactics Advance 2 on Nintendo DS were also mentioned. The survey’s aim was definitely to pick out FFT specialists who played two or more versions of the game.
The Instant Gaming listing
On November 2, as spotted on Reddit, French retailer Instant Gaming started listing “Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster” on its site, sparking new theories.
However, Instant Gaming is not to be fully trusted on these matters, and I know that full well as a french dude accustomed to the site. It’s very likely Instant Gaming started listing a Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster because of the recent rumors. Not because it had its own sources claiming it’s happening.
At the end of the day, the Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster is very likely to happen, especially seeing Square Enix’s record these past few years. Many iconic games have gotten rereleases on Steam most notably. With Chrono Trigger, or the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster project currently ongoing.
Could Square Enix announce a Final Fantasy Tactics Remake?
It’s possible the “Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster” will actually be a remake of the game. One theory would be that it’ll be using HD-2D like Octopath Traveler, Triangle Strategy, and the upcoming Dragon Quest 3 remake.
The most important part would be whether Final Fantasy Tactics’ Yasumi Matsuno would be involved in the project or not. He said in 2019 he’d like to make one more Ogre Battle, Tactics Ogre, or Final Fantasy Tactics one day. He also heavily participated in the development of Final Fantasy XIV Return to Ivalice raid content in Stormblood, which was linked with Ivalice, the world of FFT.