Even Square Enix Doesn't Know How Many Parts Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Have Yet
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed at a closed-door meeting at E3 that the development team is currently planning out the scope for the second game, and that it has not yet been decided how many parts the game will consist of.
Kotaku reports Kitase as saying: “When we started out planning the plot for the first game ... we decided we were going to focus first game on Midgar and what happens in Midgar. Unfortunately we can't say anything more about the future games, because we don't know ourselves.”
According to Game Informer, Kitase said that while the character models and other assets are done, he does not expect development time to be "dramatically shorter" due to the need to create new environments.
Square Enix PR sent Game Informer a follow-up email stating: "While the development team finishes the first game of the project, they are also planning the volume of content for the second. Due to the work already done on the first game, we anticipate that the development of the second game will be more efficient. However, for now we would like to focus on the development of the first game."
Square Enix claims that the first part is the size of a numbered Final Fantasy entry. Director Tetsuya Nomura stated in the E3 presentation that this first installment will have content over two Blu-ray discs.
Square's original Final Fantasy VII game debuted for PlayStation in 1997.