In an interview at the Electronic Home entertainment Expo (E3) 2015 today, Square Enix announced that Last Fantasy VII will certainly be landing on the iOS platform soon.

It’s been practically seventeen years since Final Fantasy VII was launched, and in all this time the video game continues to be followed consistently by fans around the world, and has absolutely nothing brief of a cult following at the minute. The video game was originally launched on the first PlayStation, and it appears Square Enix will certainly be planning to port the exact game from 17 years ago onto the iPhone and iPad.

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The company likewise announced a brand-new remake of the title for the PlayStation 4 with better graphics. The PS4 version is slated for release this winter season.

Square Enix seems withdrawn in porting the remake to iOS and the likely factor behind could be app size. Back in 2013, the video game developer had gone on record stating that it would be years before Final Fantasy VII is released on iOS due to space constraints on the platform. All the earlier 6 Final Fantasy titles are currently offered on Apple’s App Store.

The PC port of Last Fantasy VII is available in at a tremendous 3GB size. It was only recently that Apple permitted apps of as much as 4GB size on the App Store. Formerly this limitation was 2GB, making apps/games like this on iOS impossible to release. With all these limitations, it is rather apparent why the designers did not indluged in the PS4 remake of FF7 on iOS offered the currently inflated app size.

It was just recently that Apple allowed apps of approximately 4GB on the App Store, and now Square Enix looks well poised to exploit that chance. With all these restrictions and restricting aspects, it is extremely obvious why the designers will not delight in HD graphics for iOS offered the currently inflated app size.

It will still be a tough sell for individuals with 16GB iOS devices, however with Apple assuring a smaller OS footprint on storage for iOS 9 update, this may simply be convenient solution for some. Combined with the brand-new ‘App Thinning’ feature introduced by Apple for apps in iOS 9, the game may in fact see its size minimized even further.

Last Fantasy VII could show up as quickly as end of this summer. Square Enix did not detail any other specifics about the game, including rates and a precise release date.

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