Final Fantasy 9 Remake Potentially Teased by Final Fantasy 14 Dev

Reports have previously claimed that a remake of the beloved PS1 RPG is currently in development at Square Enix.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is nearly a month old now, which means series fans are already beginning to turn their attention to the FF7 Remake trilogy’s final instalment– but Square Enix seemingly has plenty of other Final Fantasy throwbacks in the works as well, if reports are to be believed. One of them is allegedly a remake of Final Fantasy 9, and Naoki Yoshida – producer and director of Final Fantasy 14 – recently seemingly dropped some teases for the rumoured remake.

During Final Fantasy 14’s recent PAX East panel, it was revealed that the Collector’s Edition for its upcoming Dawntrail expansion will include Final Fantasy 9-themed bonus items. Interestingly, Yoshida pointedly called attention to the same, saying that the reason for their inclusion is “a secret”.

“You may have noticed a lot of Final Fantasy 9 references here… but the reason is a secret,” he said (via Gematsu).

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Final Fantasy 9 references have emerged in an official capacity in recent months. In November last year, Square Enix hosted a Final Fantasy 9 crossover event in mobile title Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis.

Interestingly enough, leaks have claimed that a remake of Final Fantasy 10 is also in development.