A remake of Final Fantasy 9 has been the hot topic of rumours and debates for the last couple of years but now we have a good idea that it may not launch as soon as Square Enix intended. According to a new leak, the Final Fantasy 9 remake was originally planned to launch in summer 2024 but it may need extra polishing time, leading to a potential internal delay. Additionally, the Final Fantasy X remake is also coming but it won’t make its 25th anniversary celebrations.
The rumour originates from renowned leaker IAmAHeroToo, who has a pretty good track record of accurate leaks. The leaker took to Reddit recently to clear the air about potential impostors posing as them on Discord before dropping information on the progress of numerous Final Fantasy remakes reportedly in development at Square Enix.
For starters, the Final Fantasy 9 remake was apparently set to launch sometime in summer 2024 but it will need some extra time in development for polishing, meaning it will now likely release at a later unknown date. As for the Final Fantasy X remake, that’s much further away from release. According to the leaker, Square Enix only has a skeleton crew working on the game and it won’t launch in time for the 25th anniversary of the original game, which released in 2001 (meaning the anniversary would take place in 2026).
Finally, it’s rumoured that Final Fantasy VII Remake will receive a Nintendo port on its unannounced new console, potentially as a launch title. It also seemingly runs as smoothly as the PS5 version on the Switch successor’s dev kit.
Details about the Final Fantasy 9 remake leaked earlier this year confirming that it will keep its traditional turn-based combat and it will be very faithful to the original without any major changes. As for the Final Fantasy X remake, that’s anyone’s guess though we’ll have to wait a few more years before we actually learn more information about the project. As with all rumours and reports, take this with a grain of salt for now.