Legendary video game composer Nobuo Uematsu has announced he can no longer continue with his current projects due to ill health.
Finally, it's happened: Final Fantasy 7 Monopoly is real.
UPDATE 20/08/2015: The mobile version of Final Fantasy 7 is available to buy from the UK App Store. It costs £11.99 / €15.99 on iPhone and iPad.
UPDATE 17/08/2015: A short playable demo of the fan-made Final Fantasy 7 beat 'em up has been released. You can download it from the Final Fantasy 7: Re-imagined website.
Final Fantasy 7's remake, announced during Sony's show at this week's E3, captured a fair amount of attention, and a few questions snatched at the end of a roundtable about Kingdom Hearts 3 with its director Tetsuya Nomura revealed a bit more.
Nomura, who was a character designer on the 1997 original, is clearly excited about the prospect. "The talks about making this remake, internally it's been mentioned on and off," he told Eurogamer's Aoife Wilson in the interview. "Sometimes we think we can do it, and then sometimes we think maybe we can't. Considering some of the original staff, like Kitase, he's acting as producer, and [Kazushige] Nojima, he's doing the script - we're all getting older! If we keep going like this, the thought occurred to us that we might have to pass this on to a younger generation, without the original developers taking part. It doesn't seem like such a grand intention, but we wanted to do it with the original members."
So why has it taken 'til now for it to happen - especially as it comes relatively soon after Square Enix disappointed fans by setting up a reveal last December before announcing the PC port of the original was coming to PlayStation 4?
The PlayStation 4 port of the PC version of the original Final Fantasy 7 has been delayed until winter 2015.
The long called for Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real - and it's coming first to PlayStation 4.
Final Symphony, a new album of Final Fantasy music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, is available to download from today.
The compilation includes tunes from Final Fantasy 6, 7 and 10, recorded with composer Nobuo Uematsu at London's famous Abbey Road Studios.
The 11-track album includes an 18-minute musical tour of FF6, along with a three-movement rendition of Final Fantasy 7's themes, lasting almost 45 minutes.
Final Fantasy 7, one of the most highly acclaimed role-playing games of all time, will be re-released for PlayStation 4.
The port will arrive in spring 2015, Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto confirmed during tonight's PlayStation Experience 2014 press conference.
But the game is a straight port, however - of the game's PC release. Don't expect any shinier graphics or music.
Square Enix has set up a cloud gaming company called Shinra Technologies.
Sony Computer Entertainment has just announced the sale of its entire 9,520,000 pile of Square Enix shares to a company called SMBC Nikko Securities.
An income of nearly 4.8bn yen - around £28m - will be marked down in Sony's financial report for the year ending 31st March 2015. The exact sale price of the shares will be revealed tomorrow.
Confusingly, Sony's annual financial report for the year ending 31st March 2014 hasn't been revealed yet, but will be on 14th May. The forecast for the year ahead will include the sale of the shares.
A Final Fantasy 7 remake - often called for by fans of the Japanese role-playing game series - is not currently in development, Square Enix has said, and it doesn't look like it will be any time soon.
Having already created Cloud's Buster Sword, master blacksmith Tony Swatton has once again taken on the blades of Final Fantasy 7 - this time it's the turn of Sephiroth's sword.
A small team in France wants to recreate the JRPG-thrills of the PlayStation One era in new game TBT: The Black Tower, for PC and Mac.
The votes have been counted and the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2013 compiled. Soundtracks from The Elder Scrolls and Final Fantasy series are in the top five.
Imagine the entire story of Final Fantasy 7 recreated in the style of LittleBigPlanet 2. Now open your eyes - someone has done it.
Final Fantasy 7 publisher Square Enix has apologised for issues surrounding the role-player's recent PC re-release and promised to correct them as soon as possible.
Some players have been left unable to activate and play the game. Others have not been issued an activation key at all.
Square Enix said the issue only affected "a small number of people", however.
Update: Square Enix has confirmed the release of Final Fantasy 7 on PC.
Square Enix has put its official rubber stamp on the Final Fantasy 7 PC re-release.
Update: Square Enix has confirmed to Eurogamer that this is real and that more information will be released in the next 24 hours. Phew, because we were worried there for a second.
Final Fantasy fans have for years called for a remake of the seventh game in the series, considered by some to be the greatest Japanese role-playing game of all time. But it seems as if the wait will continue for a while yet.
A new edition of Final Fantasy 7 could finally be released on Steam, a leaked product description suggests.
PSone Classics hit PS Vita this summer with Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy 7, Sony has announced. More titles will follow.
New Final Fantasy games "take precedence" over the potential Final Fantasy 7 remake, Square Enix has said.
Tickets are now on sale for the Final Fantasy 25th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Sony has announced a wide-ranging Final Fantasy sale on the EU PlayStation Store this week, with nearly every early release in the series cut down in price.
If Square Enix was to remake RPG classic Final Fantasy 7 it might not be able to resist the temptation to make significant changes to the original game, according to veteran franchise producer Yoshinori Kitase.
Square Enix has trademarked the term "Square Enix Masterpieces" across Europe - leading some to speculate it plans to re-release its classic games for the current generation of systems in high definition.
Why isn't your favourite PSone game on the PlayStation Store yet? Emulating old PlayStation games for new PlayStation hardware isn't as easy as everybody thinks.
Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has said that the company may consider remaking Final Fantasy VII after all.
Yoshinori Kitase has built us up and now he is letting us down, explaining that remaking Final Fantasy VII to today's standards would simply take too long.
Sony is selling the PS3/PSP port of Final Fantasy VII for GBP 7.99 / EUR 9.99 on the PlayStation Store.
Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy VII will be released on the European PlayStation Store today. Hooray!
PS3 and PSP versions of Final Fantasy VII may finally be heading outside of Japan.
Square Enix has refused to comment on "rumour and speculation" that Final Fantasy VII is heading to PS3 in a revised format.
Square Enix has won its legal battle with Korean entertainment company Fantom for plagiarising the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children videogame, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Square Enix has poured cold water on yet another "Final Fantasy VII remake" story, reiterating that it "has never stated this" - but doesn't rule it out at the same time.
Respondents to a survey on emotion in videogames have voted Square-Enix's Final Fantasy titles as the most emotionally rich games ever made, citing the death of Aeries in Final Fantasy VII as the series' most tearjerking moment.