Speaking to Polygon, Square Enix's Takashi Tokita has said that the pricing of the Legacy Final Fantasy Collection - the iOS and Android ports of the earlier Final Fantasy games - is a fair reflection of the work that goes into them.
Tokita compared the mobile versions of the games to their PSN counterparts and stated that the amount of time and effort it takes to revamp a Final Fantasy title for iOS and Android justifies the asking price.
"The PlayStation Network versions aren't upscaled versions; they are basically migrations from the older systems," Tokita said.
"The new Final Fantasies we are releasing for the mobile phones are better in graphics, and a lot of work has gone into them to make them a pleasant experience."
Worth the Gil?
Tokita went on to talk about consumer worries about the pricing structure of Square Enix's games on the App Store and Google Play Store. He said that while there had been some dissent, gamers had overall accepted the prices.
"In the beginning we did receive some concerns about the pricing, but customers have played it and saw the value and have been content with the pricing."
Tokita also mentioned that the mobile releases help to introduce a new generation of gamers to Final Fantasy titles they might have missed.
Square Enix confirmed Final Fantasy VI for mobile devices yesterday, along with some rumblings about a potential mobile version of Final Fantasy VII.