The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is an upcoming action role-playing game by Square Enix. It is coming exclusively for PS4. However, the game still has no definite release date. Game director Tetsuya Nomura will return to direct the game and organize the redesign of the characters. He recently offered this update for all the fans just this January.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is inspired from the 1997 Final Fantasy 7. Thus, Square Enix will retell the original story of Cloud Strife. The story further unfolds as Cloud and his group, Avalanche, fight the Shinra mega corporation and former Shinra soldier, Sephiroth. The gameplay will be in real-time action in combination with strategy. The game will be released in multiple parts through episodic releases.
Nomura will be accompanied by old-timers in the development of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The original director Yoshinori Kitase will be the producer and Kazushige Nojima will again write the script. Even though the old creators of the game are back, it does not necessarily mean that the team will stick with old content. They will definitely introduce new content and redesigns.
Gaps In Between Episodic Releases
According to Gaming Bolt, the episodic release of the remake created mixed responses from fans. Some were happy because they have seen the dedication that Square Enix is trying to put into the storytelling of the game. On the other hand, some saw it as a mere money-making strategy.
Producer Kitase says that there is a remedy despite the gaps in the releases of the game. In an interview with Famitsu as cited in Siliconera, Kitase said that “Final Fantasy 7 expanded through a compilation.” He further added that they do not have basic ideas and plans on that issue yet, “but since the game volumes won’t be something that we can release in just a few months, we’d like to think of a way to supplement those gaps to maintain interest.”
Kitase said that the “supplement” had not been finalized yet. But the producer hinted that “A live stream or a program to keep in touch with the users is something I’d like to do.” Furthermore, he said that “if [they] want to have it go all the way to the end of the original version, then I believe we’ll need to devote everything we got for it, so I have no idea what will happen for things such as filler development and other works.”
The filler development may be new downloadable content. It may even be a live stream as Kitase hoped. One thing is for certain: fans have high hopes about the remake to come.