With the announcement and development of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, speculation spread that a remake of the original Final Fantasy VII would be released for the PlayStation 3. This conjecture was sparked by the release of a video featuring the opening sequence of Final Fantasy VII recreated using the PlayStation 3's graphical capabilities at E3 2005. After a decade of speculation, it was announced at E3 2015. The game saw changes made to its story and combat system. The game is planned to be released over three installments, with the first part being released for the PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020. The follow up, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, is set to be released Q4 2023/Q1 2024. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, a remaster of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, which was released in December 2022, is also considered a prequel to the larger Final Fantasy VII Remake project. 
I don't get why 2022 is a disappointing year though, every game Nintendo gave us in 2022 are brand new games. 2022 is literally the only year they due away with ports, remakes, and remasters. Now with 2023, it seems ports, remakes, and remasters looks to make a return starting with Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Fatal Frame 4, and probably Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. If you ask me they should do a year like this again for the next Switch successor where they release only new titles the entire year. For those who complain about Nintendo kept giving us Wii U ports, well worry no more cause we ain't getting no more Wii U ports, instead we'll be getting Wii ports. Let's just hope that after Kirby Return to Dream Land Deluxe and Fatal Frame 4 that we'll also see that long rumor not included on the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Super Mario Galaxy 2 port too.
These were all the major Nintendo-published games of 2022. The most notable aspect about that list is that none of these games are remakes, remasters, or ports - all of these titles were brand new (though Advance Wars Reboot Camp should have launched last year if it hadn't been delayed indefinitely due to the Ukraine War).
@Anachronism One entry per console isn't a hard and fast rule, and there are some IPs that have gotten multiple. And some already have multiple. Any kind of single player adventure game doesn't really need to wait for new hardware, and the big one there is Mario, which has mainly been ports/remakes since 2017. What has the Odyssey team been doing for the last 6 years? Some of the 2018/2019 stuff feels like it could be ready for new entries depending on their plans, so we could see stuff like 2D Mario, 2D Zelda, Yoshi, and Luigi's Mansion pop up again. Metroid feels like it's ready for something now even with the development restart. And Splatoon got two games this generation, so even some multiplayer games weren't immune. Mario Kart absolutely did not need the Booster Course pack, they could've made a new entry or at least some kind of better filler than copy/pasted Tour ports (they didn't even port the best parts of Tour, just the basic bitch track design). So no, blowing the big names earlier in the lifespan isn't really much of an excuse here and the later lineup is definitely lacking. You really have to wonder just what some of these teams are doing, especially at EPD, who feels like they've been twiddling their thumbs since the pandemic began.
2022 was fairly meh to me personally, not many of the games that were released interest me, and one game i was looking forward to (Advance wars) was delayed indefinitely (If they're waiting for Russia and Ukraine to kiss and make up, they've got a long wait ahead of them), my Switch has been 95% "Animal crossing", with a replay or two of the "Link's awakening"-remake.
@RareGames Well, it comes down to a matter of opinion really. For me, 2022 had two ambitious new (not remake) Pokemon games and the most exciting Kirby game (for me) in two decades. Also, Mario Kart 8 DLC and some great long awaited third party port releases like Persona 5. And I mean, on top of that there were other major first party releases like the new Splatoon and Xenoblade (neither of which are of interest to me, so I don't really know how good they were)
@Bolt_Strike From a development perspective, a ground-up remake like Link's Awakening isn't that different from a new game. Some of the creative work is already done for you, but the coding, modeling, animating, sound, marketing, etc. has to be done from scratch. You could even argue that kind of remake takes more effort and creativity than some of the more iterative sequels out there. And barring VC/Nintendo Online, Mario Kart has never put more than one mainline entry on the same console, so I'm not really sure why you're expecting something different. If they did release a sequel on Switch, it would absolutely cannibalize MK8's sales no matter how different they made it, and like it or not, Home Circuit was their attempt at a spin-off and it more or less flopped, so they probably won't be trying another one for a bit. No matter how you look at it, putting out another Mario Kart right now would be a really poor investment on their part.
there's definitely some truth the ff7 remake you would have thought that it was a ps4 exclusive only and would have been allowed for current gen xbox consoles, but that is not the case. Shame really. This makes for a good argument on xbox's side though. Paid third party exclusives. xbox should have been petty and buy square enix lol
@Immovablegamer6669 but call of duty wouldn't be exclusive as Microsoft has stated that.. they are asking about FF being exclusive, but as far as we know the remake exclusive period has ended. There are zero facts to support that FF has been paid out to not be on Xbox, or all square games for that fact. All we know is that they are year exclusive deals. Anything after that, it's entirely up to square on how they/where they publish their games. 2b1af7f3a8