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Final Fantasy VII for phones is still years away - producer

Space restrictions on iOS and Android prevents mobile port in near future

Final Fantasy VII is unlikely to release for phones and tablets any time soon due to size restrictions on those platforms, according to the game's producer.

While an enhanced Final Fantasy VI port will reach iOS and Android later this year, it's unlikely its direct sequel will release for a number of years, according to Final Fantasy producer Takashi Tokita.


Speaking to Shacknews, Tokita said a port is difficult due to the size of the game.

"Unfortunately, it's not that it's not impossible for us to develop Final Fantasy 7 for mobile," he said.

"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."

Final Fantasy VI was a massive game when it released for PS One in 1997. Due to its many CG sequences, the game shipped on three CDs.

Square Enix has issued many Final Fantasy phone and tablet editions recently:Final Fantasy, its sequel, III, IV and V have all been released, while VI is forthcoming later this year.