Remember it PlayStation was supposed to announce “major remake” around the coming Christmas? Good news, JRPG fans: it could be the popular Square Enix classic Chrono Cross.
According to Xbox Era’s Nick Baker in a recent podcast, the reported “great remake” mentioned by folk singer Éabha McMahon on an Irish radio station in October, is in fact a remaster of the sequel / spin-off of Chrono Trigger from the original PlayStation era, and beyond tell him Baker’s sources say it will be “multi-platform” as opposed to PlayStation-exclusive.
It is noteworthy that a Chrono Cross Remaster was one of the numerous titles that were listed in Nvidia’s GeForce Now game leak back in September. Although this list has been a hit-or-miss so far in terms of accuracy, and Nvidia has claimed the titles are “speculative,” some of the games in that leak have proven to be real, like the GTA Trilogy Remaster.
Chrono Cross itself is a popular classic that IGN revered when it was first released in 2000, although it received mixed feedback due to the strange space it occupies as a sort of alternate universe spin-off from Chrono Trigger rather than a direct sequel . However, unlike its predecessor, Chrono Cross has not received love over ports or new content on other platforms, which means the only legitimate way to play it anymore is to own an original PlayStation or PS2 and have a physical copy of the Own game.
And while there have been plenty of rumors about a Chrono sequel over the years, none have surfaced yet. For the time being, if you want to enjoy something like the Chrono games, you have to turn to projects created by some of the same team members, such as the mobile games Another Eden or Fantasian.
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