A remake of Chrono Cross, a Square Enix classic that is the 3D JRPG sequel to Chrono Trigger, is reportedly in development for multiple platforms.
This piece of news was originally revealed from an NVidia database leak back in September. Also, PlayStation was set to announce a remake of a big game later in December in Christmas. According to Xbox Era co-founder Nick Baker, that remake is Chrono Cross Remastered (via VGC).
“Chrono Cross Remastered, I think, was already on the NVidia leak list, so the game shouldn’t be a surprise – it was on Nvidia’s list. But I was told that that VGC article is about Chrono Cross Remastered.
What else I was told—because everyone’s working under the assumption that it’s a PlayStation exclusive—I’ve been told that it’s not. The only word that was used was ‘multiplat’.
Now, when I hear JRPG and multiplat, I automatically assume PC, PlayStation, Switch, that’s my assumption. That’s not what I was told, that’s just my assumption. All my source said to me was ‘multiplat’. That’s what they said, they told me it wasn’t PlayStation exclusive.
But I think there’s confusion because it says that PlayStation is set to announce it, so everyone just works under the assumption that PlayStation is announcing something that would exclusive, which they don’t always do. Pragmata isn’t exclusive, they’ve announced plenty of stuff [that isn’t exclusive].”
To add some credence to the rumour, Chrono Cross composer Yasunori Mitsuda tweeted a photo of composer Michael McGlynn and his daughter preparing to perform music remotely for a mystery PlayStation game.
— プロキオン・スタジオ (@PROCYONSTUDIO) August 30, 2021
Take this news with a grain of salt, of course. But it’ll be a great Xmas surprise for JRPG if this turns out true.