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Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Side Quests Will Be As Large As The Main Story

You'll also get vehicles to travel around Midgar in this PS4 timed-exclusive.


Final Fantasy VII Remake will only include a portion of the entire story from the original game, taking place solely in Midgar. Considering how small that portion is in the original, it's led many to wonder about how Square Enix plans to flesh it out more in its Remake. According to game co-director Tetsuya Nomura, that won't be an issue.

Speaking to Famitsu (translated by Dualshockers), Nomura mentioned how he and his team prioritized quality content over quantity, with some side content being cut. "At the beginning, the development team readied even more content, but we wouldn't have been able to do everything without cutting corners, so we prioritized quality," explained Nomura. "We wouldn't have been able to finish the game otherwise."

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Nomura mentioned that this new side content is as large as the main story, but it's unclear whether he was referring to individual mission sizes or the overall time it will take to complete either. In a separate interview with 4Gamer (also translated by Dualshockers), Nomura also mentions that main story quests have been expanded upon too, giving characters more depth in the process.

"There are many new events in the main story," said Nomura. "Like a scene where you end up visiting Jessie's parents, eating dinner. Each member of Avalanche is much more detailed compared to the original game, with new events to boot. By the time players leave Midgar, I'm sure they'll be satisfied."

Midgar is a big city too, and Nomura mentions that players will "move around using vehicles at some points." It's unclear if that's similar to driving in Final Fantasy XV, or If vehicles will simply feature as a contextualization for fast-travel.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is out in just a few weeks, launching on PS4 on April 10. You can play a demo of the first act right now, which will snag you a free PS4 theme in April too. You can also check out our impressions of the first four hours of the game, as well as our extensive pre-order guide to find the right edition for you.

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