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Even Square Enix Doesn't Know How Many Parts Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Have Yet

posted on by Kim Morrissy
Development time will not be 'dramatically shorter' for further entries, says game's producer

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.

The game will launch worldwide on PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. Square Enix stated in a Japanese news post for the game in May, "production is underway on the work as multiple parts."

Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda revealed in 2017 that the game is slated for release in about the next three years. Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy VII remake in 2015.

Square's original Final Fantasy VII game debuted for PlayStation in 1997.

Source: Kotaku, Game Informer, Gematsu


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