Final Fantasy 7 Remake Still Releasing In Multiple Parts
More info about the remake is on the way next month.
Square Enix finally revealed a new Final Fantasy VII remake trailer during Sony's State of Play presentation on May 9. While light on new details, the video did give us another look at how the highly anticipated PS4 remake is shaping up, and now the publisher has shared a few more tidbits about the upcoming game.
Following the State of Play broadcast, Square Enix sent out a Japanese press release about the new Final Fantasy VII remake trailer. According to Siliconera, the press release reaffirms that the remake will be a "multi-part production," and that more information about the game will be revealed in June, presumably during Square Enix's E3 press conference.
The Final Fantasy VII remake was first announced during Sony's E3 2015 press conference, but since then, details about the game have been scarce. One aspect that Square Enix did confirm soon after the game's reveal, however, was that it would be released in installments. The company further elaborated on this remark, clarifying the remake would be made up of multiple, full-sized games instead of a series of smaller episodes.
"It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series," producer Yoshinori Kitase told Game Informer in 2016, likening the production to Final Fantasy XIII. "In XIII, each installment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense.
"Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn't really make sense if that isn't encompassed in a multi-part series... So if we're just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game."
Following Thursday's presentation, the official Final Fantasy Twitter account shared a message from Final Fantasy VII remake director Tetsuya Nomura, reiterating that more details about the game are on the way soon. "Most of the plans are already in place in the run up to launch, so please bear with us a little longer until we can release more information next month," the message read.
The Final Fantasy VII remake is still without a release date, but it looks like the publisher is gearing up to finally pull back the curtain on the game. Square Enix's E3 press conference takes place on Monday, June 10, at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET--the time slot Sony's E3 briefing traditionally occupies. Of course, the company isn't using that slot this year, as it announced back in November that it is skipping E3 2019.
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