Original Tweet is below, but in Japanese (so get ya weeb goggles on.) It seems we get until the end of Midgar, which a lot of people speculated, but it seems there have been some additions to make it viable as a standalone game. The dude touches on finessing character growth and boss placements to seemingly increase playtime...
Jag posted the translation a few posts down, so credit where credit is due.
Here’s How Long Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 1 Will Last In Term of Story
“Good day everyone, I’m Kitase, the producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake, ” says Kitase in his new statement. “There had been a raging wave of developments related to Final Fantasy VII Remake, from the sudden announcement in May, the release date reveal in an orchestra concert held in Los Angeles on June 9, and a playable demo at E3. But I’d be glad if all of our fans are delighted with the many surprises after waiting for so long.”
“In doing a remake, what we first emphasized was to depict Midgar, which symbolized the world setting of the original Final Fantasy 7 the most, in a charming way. We newly redesigned the interior structure of Midgar, and added new episodes as well as depictions of the daily lives of citizens who live there. Ultimately, just by depicting the story until the original’s Escape From Midgar, we already reached a huge capacity with a pack of 2 Blu-ray discs, which should have enough density and volume for the world setting and storyline.”
“To go along with that, we have optimized character growths and boss monster placements for this game, completely reconstructing it as a single standalone game, which we think will have become a title worth playing enough. We plan to develop the Final Fantasy 7 remake project into multiple titles in the future, but we hope you will look forward to the release of the first title, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, on March 3, 2020.”
The official statement shared by Yoshinori Kitase should clear any confusion surrounding this upcoming Remake. It is not really a Remake as much as it is a reimaging of the core Final Fantasy VII story. Every aspect of the game has been expanded in such a way that it will feel like a full experience.