With the announced release of Final Fantasy 6 on Android and iOS this Winter, many fans of the franchise immediately began hoping Final Fantasy VII would follow in short order. The immersive environment has been great for mobile gaming, but a FF VII port could be a long time coming. According to Square Enix, the game is just too massive.
A mobile version of the game would probably check in at 3GB, which is well over the iOS threshold of 2GB. The Play Store allows for a 4GB limit, but it sounds as though Square Enix is more interested in taking advantage of both platforms, if they’re going to port the game at all.
Sadly, though current mobile devices can handle the graphic prowess of FF VII, Takashi Tokita, a producer on FF7, tells Shacknews it would be a long time before they felt comfortable porting the game over. Citing size issues with device storage, he said “It’s definitely going to be years before we do the port.”
A recent PC version was around 3GB, which leads many to believe it would be about that size. Of course, you can try to find a PlayStation emulator for Android, but those often require rooting and sideloading — and aren’t quite on the right side of legal. In the meantime, fans of the franchise can still enjoy games like Final Fantasy IV: The After Years or Final Fantasy Agito.