CyberConnect2 Vice President Reiterates Desire to Remake Original .hack Games; Requests Fans to Ask Bandai Namco

We recently interviewed the Vice President of CyberConnect2, Taichiro Miyazaki, about the recently released Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2, discussing development history, challenges, and more.

Still, we decided to take a chance and ask about a potential revival of the .hack IP. In response, Miyazaki stated he would like to remake the original four games but can’t do so because Bandai Namco owns the license and hasn’t given the green light for such a project. In an effort to actualize this possible reality, Miyazaki stated he’d like fans to request these remakes to Bandai Namco often enough so they can greenlight them.

AL: I know I asked you three years again, but I’m just going to ask again, when are we going to get a remaster of the original .Hack series or a reboot?

TM: I hate that this might sound repetitive. We’re very passionate about the .Hack series, and bringing back the original quadrilogy and even remaking those is something I’d like to do. However, although this is our original IP its license is held by Bandai Namco Entertainment, and without their green light we can’t really do anything. So at this time, we urge the readers to fire away all the requests to them so that we can get the green light from them to work on those titles.

It has been a hard-fought battle for the original .hack games to receive modern treatment, and it doesn’t seem as if it will occur anytime soon. Still, as long as fans keep uniting, those efforts must bear fruit.

Developed by CyberConnect2, .hack// is a multimedia franchise that includes multiple games, anime, manga, and novels. While the original PS2 quadrilogy took place in the fictional VRMMORPG The World:R1 and followed the adventures of Kite and Black Rose, the G.U. games focus on Haseo’s search for Tri-Edge in the revised The World R:2.

Besides the new fourth entry, the remastered collection includes improved gameplay, higher-resolution graphics, and new character models. This consists of a better frame rate and fixes to some systems that initially held back the experience, with adjustments that streamlined the experience and made it up to par with more modern quality expectations.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is currently available on PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, and Nintendo Switch.

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