In a recent interview at Ruliweb.com, Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase, Tetsuya Nomura, and Mariko Sato confirmed the company does not plan to remake or remaster Before Crisis Final Fantasy VII and Dirge of Cerberus at the moment. All three Square Enix staff members led development of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (Thanks, Siliconera).
A Dirge of Cerberus remake would be “confusing” to experience before the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy is complete according to Nomura. Dirge of Cerberus takes place three years after the original game from 1997, so the events of the game may not correlate with what’s to come in the remake trilogy. As a result, Square Enix has no plans to develop a remake of Dirge of Cerberus at this time.
Square Enix is “assessing demand” for Before Crisis Final Fantasy VII, but the company does not plan to remake or remaster the game at this time. The Japanese feature phone title delves into the Turks organization roughly six years before the events of the original Final Fantasy VII. The Turks continue to plan a major role in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion releases December 13 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is coming soon to Android and iOS with the full Final Fantasy VII compilation. Lastly, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launches next winter for PlayStation 5.