Folk singer Éabha McMahon revealed in October that she had recorded an Irish language theme for a “big” PlayStation remake that would be announced this Christmas. Speculation at the time had suggested that it could be a Metal Gear or Xenogears game, but according to XboxEra founder Nick Baker, the game is actually Chrono Cross—an action RPG with a beautiful soundtrack that Square Enix (then Squaresoft) released in 1999. Chrono Cross was heavily inspired by Radical Dreamers, a side story to Chrono Trigger that was released for the Satellaview in 1996.
“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,” Baker noted in a recent XboxEra podcast. “But I was told that that VGC article is about Chrono Cross Remastered.”
Baker goes on to claim that the Chrono Cross remake isn’t a PlayStation exclusive but is being developed as a multiplatform title. The implication is that it will also be released on PC.
“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.”