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Title: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on September 13, 2021, 02:32:39 pm
A number of sources are mentioning rumors of a Chrono Cross Remaster:

https://www.ign.com/articles/chrono-cross-remaster-reported

https://www.nintendoenthusiast.com/rumor-massive-geforce-now-leak-says-final-fantasy-ix-remake-tactics-chrono-cross-remaster-may-exist/
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on September 13, 2021, 03:08:23 pm
Well, that's quite interesting. Though I'll have to abide with the article itself in that it's not a conclusive thing. Still, got to keep some hope, just in case.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Dialga_Palkia on September 13, 2021, 09:06:41 pm
i wouldn't put your expectations high for the list could be a compilation of cancelled games and such. It would be nice, but isn't the source code lost to time? not only that, but did you see Chrono Triggered on the list?? either someone made an error or joked there.  I'm interested in that FFIX remaster, but it's probably for something else.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on September 13, 2021, 10:27:08 pm
Loss of the source code might be an issue but then the game is still available in the PSN, which means they still have some access to it. Porting that might not be an issue, but modifying it might be a different story. Then again, a remaster would mean building it up from scratch, so while an issue it wouldn't be impossible. Kinda like how the Crash N. Sane Trilogy was made. Stuff like the original level geometry was mostly intact, but lots of other data was either incompatible with modern computers or outright gone, so the remake team had to make do without it.

Considering it's filed under a completely different company, and looking up Zaremba LLC brings up a Real Estate company... yeah, something's up with that.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on September 14, 2021, 09:49:53 am
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/nvidia-confirms-leaked-geforce-now-list-is-real-but-claims-games-are-speculative/

So there's at least some legitimacy here, though as you all say, the project could still be unofficial/abandoned/cancelled etc.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: trig on September 14, 2021, 10:11:59 am
This is the blog post from the person who got the list from GeForce Now.

https://ighor.medium.com/i-unlocked-nvidia-geforce-now-and-stumbled-upon-pirates-dc48a3f8ff7
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Beach Bum on September 24, 2021, 12:32:46 pm
Update: ActRaiser Renaissance, a remake of ActRaiser, was announced and released yesterday.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/pu6a39/actraiser_renaissance_launch_trailer/

Since an ActRaiser remake was part of the Nvidia leak, this makes the chance for a Chrono Cross remaster a lot bigger. Let's keep our hopes up, Chrono Cross on the Nintendo Switch or PS4 / PS5 would be incredible.

Especially if they also release it in Europe, cuz y'know, 22 years after release there still has never been a legal way to buy Chrono Cross in Europe.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on September 24, 2021, 01:36:57 pm
You know, after that direct I wanted to see if there was anything on the list, but the Github document was gone. Don't know if it was hosted anywhere else to check.

As a side note, I'm so excited for that Actraiser remake. Specially if it there's also some hope for the rest of the Quintet games to follow suit sometime in the future... though my hopes aren't too high, considering things.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on October 04, 2021, 03:24:25 pm
Update: ActRaiser Renaissance, a remake of ActRaiser, was announced and released yesterday.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/pu6a39/actraiser_renaissance_launch_trailer/

Since an ActRaiser remake was part of the Nvidia leak, this makes the chance for a Chrono Cross remaster a lot bigger. Let's keep our hopes up, Chrono Cross on the Nintendo Switch or PS4 / PS5 would be incredible.

Especially if they also release it in Europe, cuz y'know, 22 years after release there still has never been a legal way to buy Chrono Cross in Europe.

That's awesome, I didn't realize Actraiser's remake was part of the leak. I think the last main hurdle is whether SE greenlit and followed through on it, or if it was cancelled or not followed through on for some reason. I always hoped they'd turn to Cross once they ran out of PS1 RPGs to remaster. They're getting closer to that point...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Asadayyyy on October 08, 2021, 04:15:57 pm
Ermm, if we do the simple maths, a lot of games within the list are rumoured to be in the making. If we can just correlate that fact, itís safe to assume there must be some sort of work being  done on Cross. I just hope they roll out anything!
Fingers crossed  :roll:
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on October 20, 2021, 07:53:02 pm
https://blog.playstation.com/2021/10/20/god-of-war-2018-is-coming-to-pc/

Here's another one from the leak that came through...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on October 21, 2021, 01:24:46 am
I feel like God of War was an easy guess, though. We've heard the rumors for some time that it was coming, along with a multitude of other Sony games.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 03, 2021, 04:58:38 pm
https://www.rpgsite.net/news/11906-alleged-geforce-leak-data-features-pc-release-dates-for-final-fantasy-xvi-ix-remake-and-tactics-remaster

Another leak reported today, and another mention of a Chrono Cross Remaster...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 04, 2021, 12:06:55 am
December 1st? I suppose there could be time in just one month to announce and advertise. I mean, after the Actraiser Remaster got like zero fanfare and got practically shadow-released, I can see Cross with the same.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: trig on November 04, 2021, 10:01:22 am
Since it's set for so many of them, they speculate that the first of each month is a placeholder meaning some time in the month.
Quote from: RPGSite
These arenít official dates and many appear to serve as placeholders for months, given that several default to the first-of-the-month. [...] Since the list hasnít seen any recent updates, dates for confirmed projects like the Grand Theft Auto remasters are wrongóitís out on November 11, but the repository still has November 1.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Kodokami on November 04, 2021, 02:11:10 pm
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/10/irish-singer-songwriter-ava-wrote-a-song-for-a-big-playstation-remake-to-be-announced-in-december

We're going to find out in December for sure.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 04, 2021, 02:35:13 pm
Even if it's not the first of December, that's still a condensed time for reveal and news. But then again, it might not be needed.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: trig on November 04, 2021, 02:43:58 pm
An Irish tune for a PlayStation game remake by artists with direct connection to Yasunori Mitsuda!? And Procyon Studio announced a recording session with the artists?

Now I'm way less skeptical. I never played Cross, but it seems like I will get to.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 04, 2021, 06:33:14 pm
Should be noted Mitsuda was specifically inspired by Irish music for Xenogears.

https://www.nsidr.com/archive/play-a-video-game-symphony/3

Now granted, Xenogears is not on the leaked list, but a part of me can't help but wonder if collaboration with an actual Irish singer/songwriter means it could be a surprise Xenogears remaster instead.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 04, 2021, 08:59:18 pm
Yeah, it's hard to say with the dates themselves - who knows, what leaked could have just been loose goals ser back in 2020 that have been long since delayed due to COVID or other reasons. But with two leaks now, and the number of games that have gone on the be officially announced, I'm really thinking the Cross remaster is real.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 05, 2021, 12:09:24 am
I'll admit, I don't preclude the Chrono Cross release on December as per the list. Just that it may be separate from this bit regarding AVA. After all, even if the list is right, it doesn't mean it was a full list, no?

But well, at least we will find out soon.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 05, 2021, 11:00:42 am
I'll admit, I don't preclude the Chrono Cross release on December as per the list. Just that it may be separate from this bit regarding AVA. After all, even if the list is right, it doesn't mean it was a full list, no?

But well, at least we will find out soon.

I see what you mean. And thanks for that Gematsu/AVA link. That sounds really intriguing whether it's Chrono related or not.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 23, 2021, 10:04:10 am
https://wccftech.com/chrono-cross-remastered-development/amp/

More rumors. I think that guy has a mixed track record in the world of video game rumors and leaks though. I believe he claimed Persona 5 was coming to Xbox, which so far has not come true.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on November 23, 2021, 10:06:43 am
I'm in the camp of not holding my breath until there's something concrete. Not that I'm being a naysayer, we just know SquareEnix's track record with the Chrono series -- been down this road too many times and ended up disappointed.

Whatever happens, happens...

(Although I am super hoping this is true!)
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 23, 2021, 02:13:13 pm
For what it's worth, a bunch of major video games websites are reporting now. (Though they're all citing the same source.) Still, makes me happy to see Cross making headlines in 2021.

I'm trying to keep expectations tempered too, but I always wondered/hoped  they'd start going down this route once they ran out of PS1/PS2 Final Fantasy RPGs to remaster....
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 23, 2021, 04:35:59 pm
So hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on November 23, 2021, 07:23:37 pm
Quote
So hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

Bingo.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: kaionaziozeno on November 26, 2021, 03:56:58 pm
So hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

Yeah... this is a painful lesson learned in E3 2015
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on November 28, 2021, 11:33:06 pm
With the additional rumors of an Another Edex x Chrono Cross Remaster collaboration event... things are looking more likely every day!

I'm still going to continue remaining cautiously optimistic, but the fact that the data for the collaboration is there, well, it certainly makes me feel excitment.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: X4220 on November 30, 2021, 11:17:42 am
I cant post link (curently working and almost all gaming sites are blocked on my workplace), but on the Resetera forum there are two threads dedicated to latest rumors, and member NateDrake (some kind of insider) wrote that something is gonna happen with Chrono Cross.
He thinks that is more than simple port (like FF8 remaster) and polish devs Forever Entertainment (Panzer Dragoon Remake) are connected with CC remaster/remake.Someone else pointed that somebody from Forever E. was recently tweeting about CC.
Some members hoping for remake in style of Trails of Mana asked for further clarification and Nate Drake answered that during this week he will maybe have more info...
Really looks something is gonna happen this week, fingers CROSSed.