Well, according to Yoichi Wada that’s the case. For years now people have been asking Square Enix to remake Final Fantasy VII for the HD generation. He tweeted “To get FFVII to something like FFXIII, it would take ten times as long.
I think he may be blowing it out of proportion but it seems he’s just trying to reiterate that this remake is not going to happen ever. Or he could just be fooling us and throw it at us when we least expect it.
Final Fantasy VII was originally released on the PlayStation 1 in 1997.