I’m sorry but absolutely none of this makes sense.
That “excuse” was their explanation of why they won’t remake VII. And you didn’t even get it right. It’s not that making a game with VII’s gameplay and modern graphics would be difficult, but that it would be a waste of time and money.
Would people buy the new game? Probably. Hell, some would probably pick up a PS3 just for this game. Would it be enough? Probably not. Most of the fans of this game are my age or older (I’m 26), and honestly, it’s so far gone I think a lot of us would rather not play it. And VII isn’t broken, why do we need new graphics to “fix” it? If you’re playing a Final Fantasy game for its graphics, then you’re playing Final Fantasy for the wrong reason if you ask me.
Exactly. While even since the Nintendo days, FF has been known for the best graphics at the time the game was made, the story is the whole point, and you can get that well enough with VII’s current graphics.
And while the VII fandom seems to think everyone who plays video games thinks exactly like they do, there’s a ton of people who wouldn’t be interested in a VII remake. I know for certain I wouldn’t, there’s a lot of just casual fans of the series and that game in particular who probably wouldn’t care enough to replay it, a lot of fans would object to any change and thus not play, and people totally new to FF would probably go for a completely new game. That really just leaves the VII fanboys and girls, and there’s not as many of them as they think. Certainly not enough for Square to literally create a new game from scratch, with only the story and character designs being re-used. Everything else, game engine, graphics, and sound/music would have to be new, plus they’d need a ton of new voice actors. X, on the other hand, is just getting a graphical facelift, which is considerably easier. Same with all the Nintendo era games they’ve remade.
tl;dr, FF VII fans are dumb.