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Composer retracts statement about Final Fantasy 12 'remake'

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Well, that didn't take long.

Two days after telling concert-goers "there's a Final Fantasy 12 remake underway, that's coming out soon," composer Arnie Roth has walked back that statement in a note to fans.

"I want to rectify a statement made from the stage Saturday night at our Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert in Pittsburgh," Roth wrote on Distant Worlds' official Facebook page. Distant Worlds is a concert series showcasing music from Final Fantasy's soundtracks.

"Following conversations with composer Hitoshi Sakimoto regarding new concert arrangements of music from Final Fantasy 12, regrettably, the term ‘remake' was used in error during one of the announcements that took place from the stage during the concert," Roth said. "We sincerely regret any confusion this has caused."

Sakimoto, the composer of Final Fantasy 12's score, was introduced on Saturday by Roth with the comment about the remake.

At E3 2015, Square Enix revealed it is working on a long-awaited, full-on remake of Final Fantasy 7. Final Fantasy 12 launched in 2006 for PlayStation 2 and remains playable only on that console.

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