Remasters are all the rage right now, so a recent rumor claims Square Chrono Cross receives the same treatment, should not cause much shock.
Originally released on the PlayStation in 1999, Chrono Cross takes place in the same universe as Chrono trigger, a classic SNES JRPG. The game was developed by many of those who made the 16-bit game, including Masato Kato, Yasuyuki Honne, and Yasunori Mitsuda.
Back in October, rumors about Mitsuda’s compost began to spread. It was reported that ‘big PlayStation remake’ was on the road after Mitsuda retweeted the folk singer ‘s message Eabha McMahon (AKA: Ava), who said in a radio interview that she recorded a theme in Irish for a play with composer Michael McGlynn and his daughter.
Speaking on the XboxEra podcast, co-founder Nick Baker confirmed the rumor:
Chrono Cross Remastered was already on Nivida’s list of leaks, I think, so the game shouldn’t come as a surprise – it was on Nvidia’s list. But I was told that this VGC article is about Chrono Cross Remastered.
Baker added that, in his opinion, the game will not be exclusive to the PlayStation:
What else I was told – because everyone works on the assumption that this is a PlayStation exclusive – I was told that it is not. The only word that was used was “multi-pay”. Now when I hear JRPG and multiplat, I automatically assume PC, PlayStation, Switch is my guess. This is not what I was told, this is just my guess. All my source told me was “multiplat”. So they said, they told me this is not a PlayStation exclusive.
But I think there is confusion because it says the PlayStation is going to announce it, so everyone is working on the assumption that the PlayStation is announcing something exclusive, which they don’t always do. Pragmata is not exclusive, they announced a lot of things [that isn’t exclusive]…
Recent remasters of Square Enix RPGs include: The Legend of Man and Saga frontier, both of which were previously PlayStation exclusive.