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Final Fantasy VII remake will not have Nobuo Uematsu working on its OST


The Final Fantasy VII remake might be heading to PlayStation 4 first, but there is a long history of the series being ported to PC, so don't rule a PC version out. While details about the remake are pretty thin on the ground, Nobuo Uematsu has just revealed that he won't be working on the soundtrack. That's right, no Nobuo.

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This news was revealed in an interview with Jeux Video, when Uematsu was asked, "Are you working on the remake of Final Fantasy VII?" To which Uematsu replied, "Not at all".

The incredible soundtrack of the original was composed by Uematsu within a year, and it as a huge shame that the remake's music won't have any input from him.

Almost every bit of music in that game is iconic and evokes strong memories and feelings of nostalgia from fans of the game. Hopefully the reason Uematsu isn't involved is because Square Enix are planning on simply updating the existing OST.

Anything else just wouldn't feel right. The soundtrack is so intrinsic to the places and the scenes that it is difficult to imagine anything other than Uematsu's masterpiece backing it.

Watch this year's E3 reveal once more for an example. At which point do you get goosebumps? Exactly when Final Fantasy VII's opening music kicks in and Cloud walks through the alley, right? 

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Ninja Fried Rice(1 day 14 hours played)
2 Years ago

The fan boy in me is crying out. But if you think about it rationally the final fantasy seven soundtrack has been updated already by Nobuo Uematsu. There have been countless lists orchestra performances of all songs from the game. All square has to do is license and repurpose them. Nobuo Uematsu has already done the work for them.

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2 Years ago

I've never been a Cult of Personality type. And even more than that, I actually see them as virulently cancerous and detrimental to anything they happen to be involved in. All this means is that someone else has a chance to shine, because there are more than a bare handful of talented people in the world. I feel a brisk saunter over to Bandcamp would verify that assertion.

I'm not insulting Nobuo, here, who is very talented. Rather I'm saying that we shouldn't automatically underestimate (or even hate) whomever is working on the OST in Nubuo's place. If it's worse, then that's something to be disappointed out. And yet it could, in fact, be even better.

The problem with personality cults and name/brand fetishism is that you close yourself off to other options which you may like as much or even better.

Edit: Hm. Call me a heathen, but some FF VII tracks from the advanced Yamaha midi soundtrack I actually liked better than their originals (and others I preferred the original of).