Twenty-five years later, a remake of Final Fantasy 8 looks unlikely, but that hasn’t stopped the game’s director from suggesting a big change to one of its defining features if Square Enix ever decided to resurrect it.
Speaking to IGN, Yoshinori Kitase explained that he’d rework Final Fantasy 8’s Junction system in a remake, as he believed that it was a “difficult system” for people to understand at the time.
“I think you may remember we had the Junction system in Final Fantasy 8,” Kitase said. “And the thing about that system was the enemies leveled up in line with what the player’s level was. And obviously you had to then use the Junction system and how you customize that to overcome the challenge there. And I think it was a very difficult system for some people to get into. Depending on player skills, sometimes they just didn’t work out the best way of doing it. So I think I’d want to return to that and really rework the battle system on [Final Fantasy 8] and make it something where that level of difficulty and approachability for some fans was a lot better balanced. So I think that’s the thing I’d look at most if I was going to look at remaking it.”