Just days ago we heard from Square Enix about the launch of Final Fantasy VI for iOS this winter, and also that Final Fantasy VII may be on the cards down the line if all went well. Another day, another interview, another Square Enix producer and we're told that Final Fantasy VII on iOS or Android is "years away." From Shacknews:
"Unfortunately, it's not that it's not impossible for us to develop Final Fantasy 7 for mobile," Tokita told Shacknews. "It's that currently, space will be an issue. Phones won't be able to contain the space it takes. It's over a gigabyte. People are probably going to have to wait a few years."
When the classic RPG launched on the PlayStation it required the use of 3 game disks, and the recent re-launch for Windows PC topped in at over 3GB. The App Store limit on app size is currently 2GB.
There's some sensible truth in what has been said. There's still too many 8 and 16GB iPhones, iPods and iPads out there to make something as ambitious as Final Fantasy VII a viable option for many iOS gamers. When many of those same devices struggled with free space to complete an OTA update for iOS 7, paying for and downloading a massive game isn't exactly the greatest idea.
But, these things can change, but it's not being ruled out, which is good. Is Final Fantasy VII something you really, really want on your iPhone or iPad, or are you in agreement with the storage issue?