Modder “remasters” Final Fantasy 7 using AI & we’re not sure how to feel

FFVII AI Mod featured

Rosalie Newcombe

(*7*)Using a mixture of AI and guide enhancing, a modder has given the unique 1997 launch of Final Fantasy VII the remaster remedy.

(*7*)With the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launch date nearer than ever, die-hard Final Fantasy followers are getting ready themselves for the twists and turns that await them within the second installment of the ‘reimagined’ tackle the traditional RPG. With the upcoming PlayStation 5 recreation set to function that one iconic scene, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth seems to be to be essentially the most thrilling addition to the sequence but.

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(*7*)While some followers could also be giving all their consideration to the upcoming remake, the unique 1997 recreation is not shy of receiving the identical recognition, even all these many years later. With the unique PlayStation recreation now receiving the remaster remedy, thanks to an AI-powered mod.

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(*7*)Modder Cosmos, showcases the FFVII mod via their ‘Cosmos Newscast’ video, obtainable on their YouTube channel. The video makes use of using a fictional information presenter character, projected on a TV throughout the world of FFVII, Shinra commercial included.

Two mods are marketed, the primary being ‘Cosmos FMV’, which updates cutscene character fashions. The traditional opening to the sport, which options Aerith strolling via the streets of Midgar, now options an up to date mannequin, trying extra like its official paintings counterpart.

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(*7*)The second mod, ‘Cosmos Limit Break’, encompasses a mixture of AI and “intensive guide enhancing”, to develop the pre-rendered backgrounds of the sport, upgrading the unique 4:3 side ratio to widescreen. In what Cosmos has dubbed a “fantasy remastered for true widescreen”, iconic areas of the RPG, similar to Cosmo Canyon, and the Gold Saucer, have their landscapes prolonged to fill the display.

AI enhancements aren’t excellent

(*7*)These extensions have been made using the help of AI. This isn’t a wholly unusual follow, as proven with FF9’s Moguri Mod, which additionally makes use of some deep studying strategies to finesse the unique backgrounds. However, some photographs within the FF7 Cosmos Mod don’t fairly look excellent but.

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(*7*)According to Cosmos, the unique pre-rendered backgrounds have been painted out using AI, after which “intensive manually enhancing is completed to enhance the standard and consistency of the background. The background is accomplished by upscaling to a excessive decision picture.”

But, these in search of the nostalgia issue may go away disenchanted with the entire radical new modifications.

(*7*)Part of the attract of choosing up the unique FF7, over its many spin-offs and FF7 Remake, is due to how it seems to be. The cumbersome polygon fashions, particularly, are a signature trademark of the sport, and to see the fashions in another way may not be to everybody’s style. Regardless, the work by Cosmos remains to be intensive. The showcase video is a superb depiction of what an official FF7 remaster may appear like. But, with Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth on the horizon, it would feel like a pipe dream.

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