The Final Fantasy VII Remake was one of the biggest surprise announcements of 2015, especially when it was announced that the title would be released as a multi-part series of games. Square Enix has provided a bit of clarification on the structure of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, stating that each entry will be a full-sized game instead of smaller episodic entries.
In the latest issue of Game Informer, producer Yoshinori Kitase talked to the magazine about how the development team for the VII Remake is using the structure of the Final Fantasy XIII games as an example. This includes Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Apparently the remake will be the next core installment, or installments of the Final Fantasy series.
“It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series. In XIII, each instalment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense.”
Kitase continues on noting the difference between the XIII games and the Final Fantasy VII Remake.
“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.”
Finally, the article touches on the source material of Final Fantasy VII and comments previously issued by Square Enix about taking steps to modify the game’s story. Kitase comments on the development teams role in that regard.
“We were the people who created it, so in that sense, we don’t think anything is untouchable. That isn’t to say we’re changing everything!”
The first entry in the Final Fantasy VII Remake doesn’t have a release date as of yet. The next entry in the series, Final Fantasy XV will be launching on September 3o, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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