Square Enix Aware of Fan Expectations for a Star Ocean 3 Remake; No Plans Currently Set in Stone

Square Enix Aware of Fan Expectations for a Star Ocean 3 Remake; No Plans Currently Set in Stone

The Japanese outlet Famitsu recently posted a lengthy interview with select staff from the action JRPG Star Ocean The Second Story R.

However, there are also some comments about other matters, such as a potential remake of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, the third mainline entry of the franchise. A remake of this controversial yet beloved PlayStation 2 title seems like the most natural next step for the Star Ocean series. However, the scale of its narrative and gameplay would likely require substantial effort, especially if the visuals are redone entirely.

When the Famitsu interviewer mentioned the possibility of a Star Ocean: Till the End of Time remake, Square Enix producer Kei Komaki said that they are aware of the expectations for a remake of that title, but there are currently no promises on whether that will even occur. Still, he hopes fans will keep an eye out for what the Star Ocean series has to offer in the future.

Gemdrops development producer and director Yuuichirou Kitao then said he hopes they will be able to craft many more titles in the future.

You can view a translation of this exchange below via our team’s Ryuji:

Interviewer: As a remake of Star Ocean 2, it is wonderful. I would definitely like to see the next remake being of Star Ocean 1 or maybe Star Ocean 3…

Komaki: The Star Ocean team started this project from the point of making all the games in the series playable on current platforms, so we are fulfilling that goal. Of course, we are aware of the expectations for a remake of Star Ocean 3, but we are in the process of further promoting [Second Story R], and at this stage, nothing has been decided on what to do next. We want to think of something while we are receiving warm feedback from everyone, but we cannot give any answers at this time. I can’t make any promises, but I hope you will keep an eye on the Star Ocean series over the long term.

Kitao: We feel that [Second Story R] was a great experience for us, as it has been a long time since we made a full-scale, full-fledged RPG. I hope we will have many more opportunities to create titles that will please everyone in the future.

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