Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included an article in which several developers shared their thoughts about the upcoming year, and among them were Final Fantasy VII Remake Director Tetsuya Nomura and Producer Yoshinori Kitase.
Nomura-san’s Keyword for the new year is simply “7” and his message is “various plans will be announced.”
Kitase-san’s keyword is “Long Wait!” while his message for 2019 is “I’d like to try my best to respond to the expectations of the fans.”
Also, his comment about 2018 is “We launched a collaboration between Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy VII! Of course, development of the Final Fantasy VII Remake is going smoothly!”
Kitase-san’s keyword will certainly resonate with many, considering that the Final Fantasy VII Remake has been announced all the way back at E3 2015. Many defined that show “the E3 of dreams,” and some of those announcements are indeed still dreams. This game is one of those.
Of course, we don’t know how many reveals will come for the game in 2019, and how extensive they will be. For all we know, the release date of the first episode might be closer than what we think. Publishers like Capcom have been very successful at keeping their head down and making announcements only when the launch is relatively close, and Square Enix might have learned the lesson. Time will tell, but a man can dream.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake has been announced only for PS4 and doesn’t have a release window just yet.
Source: Weekly Famitsu