Hironobu Sakaguchi, the head of developer Mistwalker which has worked on games such as Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey, has said he has no interest in remaking any of the studio's older titles.
In a recent interview with VGC, Sakaguchi approached the topic of remasters / remakes and said the company has no plans for anything of that ilk. He claimed it would take up too many resources when the studio could be focusing on delivering something new.
"To be perfectly honest, there aren’t any plans for any remakes at the moment. Although they’re called remakes, the amount of effort and resources it would command means the difference is basically nil between [developing] a remake versus a completely new game. I would personally find myself more attracted to the idea of coming up with another original story or world, or building something new."
Mistwalker originally started as a developer which brought exclusive JRPGs to the Xbox 360 system. Both Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey were among the company's first titles and were loved by fans of the genre. VGC also asked Sakaguchi if he would ever work with Xbox again, but he says he hasn't given it "much thought".
"To be perfectly honest with you, I haven’t given much thought to the next steps for the company or where we want to go, and I think I could use a bit of vacation time in between now and whatever it is we do next. So we’ll see what happens, it remains to be seen."
So if you're hoping for any remakes / remasters of your favourite JRPGs or even another Xbox exclusive, you may not be in luck. As it stands, both are available through backwards compatibility and can be found pretty cheap, but it's a shame there's no future plans to reinvigorate each title with some new life.
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