A recent Japanese job listing posted by Square Enix indicates that the company is hiring “core members” in the vein of game planners in order to “meet expectations” and ‘increase quality” for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Roughly translated, the description reads as follows: “We’ve come to the conclusion that in order to meet fan expectations we must increase its quality another step higher… Therefore, in addition to the current members for the Final Fantasy VII Remake development, we must establish a core group that includes level planners, battle planners, designers, engineers, and various types of jobs to tackle on the production of the big title.”
The description goes on to state that the new hire will be responsible for coming up with character ideas as well as “brainstorm level designs,” perhaps alluding that the game’s development is still a ways off.
There’s no telling when the remake will finally hit store shelves. Initially announced back in 2015, it hasn’t reared its head often since then. Hopefully fans will see more of it in action during this year’s E3 showcase, though there’s no guarantee it’ll show up then. For now it seems we just have to keep our expectations in check.