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Kitase: I can’t say Final Fantasy VII Remake is completely action-based By Erren Van Duine on December 5, 2015 at 8:11 PM

Final Fantasy VII Remake is the hot topic this weekend, what with a new gameplay trailer among some of the best surprises shown off at this year’s PlayStation Experience. Following today’s keynote, Sony ran a series of developer “conversation” videos – one of which focused on FF7R producer Yoshinori Kitase.

In the video, Kitase speaks on the team’s approach to modernizing the game – without neglecting systems – including gameplay – from the original Final Fantasy VII. We’ve included a partial transcript following the video below.

“The hardware itself has evolved since the release of Final Fantasy VII, and the games are more real, and real-time based,” said Kitase. “The previous Final Fantasy VII was a command-based RPG that utilized active-time-battle. Real-time and GMC are the trends these days.

“I can’t say the new game is completely action-based, but it has more of that element and real-time than the previous game.

“However, what makes Final Fantasy and RPG different from other games is that the players have the ability to choose weapons, capabilities and magic to be strategic minded, so while the new game has more real-time element, it will also maintain that strategy building element, balancing these two factors perfectly to enhance the gaming experience.

“The game is still in development, and we have not fully grasped all the abilities of and upgrades made to PlayStation 4. The graphics are superb on PlayStation 4, and more polygon volume is available to make it better.

“The way we harnessed the power of the PlayStation 4 was to maintain the graphic quality of characters like Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith in the movie called Advent Children in our game, and this was the starting point. So, what we’re aiming for with the Final Fantasy VII Remake is to have the same quality of these characters in real-time while playing the game, and this is only achievable with PlayStation 4.”

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  • stevenm281

    Is he saying this will be PS4 exclusive? since “its only achievable with Playstation 4”

  • highsky00

    Play it first on PS4 so it’s a timed exclusive .

  • Jesus Christ

    “I can’t say the new game is completely action-based, but it has more of that element and real-time than the previous game.”

    Well, may be not completely, at least it’s not in the least turn base/atb at all. That’s a good thing.

  • 4FFAN

    I hope they make Cloud’s arms bigger.

  • highsky00

    “Final Fantasy Versus VII”

  • Limbs4wings

    nooooooo

  • TalesRevenant

    He’s essentially saying it’s only going to be on PS4 for quite awhile, but will eventually get ported to PC. We’ve all been wondering what ‘First on PS4’ actually means, since it could have meant anything. This isn’t going to X1 or NX. This will be on PC eventually. It’s now more or less confirmed

  • Bebop

    “what we’re aiming for with the Final Fantasy VII Remake is to have the same quality of these characters in real-time while playing the game, and this is only achievable with PlayStation 4.”

    mmm…sounds sexy

  • Bebop

    thats exactly what i noticed as well, That sounds like it’ll be ps4 and later to pc just like Kagari had said.

  • Bebop

    that definitely sounded like it wont touch other platforms besides ps4 and PC to me as well…I also wonder if Sony has any say or is helping with funding, as they Published FFVII back n the day for north america

  • highsky00

    I hope this game won’t be in limbo .Joke ^^

  • Philip Tuttle

    i think people are reading what they want to for some reason. it is def going to be ps4 exclusive at first, but it WILL come to xbox and most likely pc. all the ff13 games have come to xbox, and so is KH3, and possible KH1 and 2 if there is enough demand for it. unless sony or microsoft them selves create an in house IP, aaaalmost no one does exclusives these days cause they lose out on too much potential profit. square will continue there buisness model of timed exclusives then port it out to everywhere else they think they can make a buck =D

  • Gendozu

    PS4 wins the fight

  • Bebop

    uh…i think your doing exactly what you said people are doing….especially when homeboy literally said
    “what we’re aiming for with the Final Fantasy VII Remake is thatto have the same quality of these characters in real-time while playing the game, and this is only achievable with PlayStation 4.”
    not to mention the person who runs this site said its similar to SFV where sony ifs funding it and X1 isn’t where they will make that “Buck” XD

  • Bebop

    They also said there’s no plans for KH 1&2( also 1published by sony) going to Xbox…where did you come up with this shit?

  • Viktor Kateliev

    itll come to pc later. if we are being honest. but they are basically calling it console exclusive by saying we are only building a ps4 version until its complete and in stores

  • Philip Tuttle

    Took me like 5 seconds of Google searching to find articles saying they haven’t ruled out kh1 and 2 coming to ps4 and xbox1, it depends on fan demand, and development time, since they don’t want to impede progress on kh3. You can also go to amazon and pretend order kh3 on xbox one right now. And there are more and more titles that started out on Sony side only and worked their way over like dmc as another example. I don’t see why people are getting so upset about the possibility of kh coming to xbox. If it’s such a great game, don’t you want it in the hands of as many people as possible? Kind of silly for some people to flame over it in some other forums I’ve read.

  • Bebop

    bruh if they want to play it they could have, the question is, if you wanna play it why didn’t you stop being a fanboy (not directing that at you) and get the other consoles and play them, I dont beg for games of other consoles to come to mine because i buy multiple consoles…sales dont lie lol KH being on x1 isn’t going to exactly bring all the x1 owners onto to buy the game, and you spent 5 seconds on google? how does that change the fact that sony Published the game and now we see another prequel game EXCLUSIVE to sony, its not flaming, its business. If i wanna play halo i buy xbox, if i wanna play Xenoblade i own a wii. I dont care about spoon feeding people games, if they wanna play them they can obtain them just like everyone else

  • I’m sure this will be good. There’s too much material and new and good old ideas to keep it from flopping.

  • Red Makuzawa

    I’m really loving what we saw today for the FFVII Remake from PSX. It just simply looks fantastic.

  • Tom

    I like the chubby guy’s talk to Cloud, gives me the mood of Advent Children and Dirge of Cerberus. I’m looking forward to this game! I think the best part of the deal is that we’ve already got a lot of different games in the FFVII universe, so a diverse take on the original game won’t feel that strange after all.

  • Tom

    I kinda like it that way. Looks odd,but somehow I feel it stays true to the original somehow.

  • Maroš Goč

    of course, as if there werent much more powerfull PCs in shops 😀

  • stevenm281

    Chubby guy is Wedge

    The guy that is holding a soldier from behind is Biggs, and the girl that kicks him is Jessie.

  • Tom

    Thanks! I only know the Biggs and Wedge in Final Fantasy VIII, I didn’t catch their name when they appeared in VII.

  • CocaineCowboyFF7

    “I can’t say the new game is completely action-based, but it has more of that element and real-time than the previous game.”

    This actually worries me, because I’d prefer if it was just completely action based, not some sort of pseudo-action crap like Crisis Core. I have some faith in them though, they know they can’t screw this up.

  • CocaineCowboyFF7

    >…but it WILL come to xbox

    You have absolutely nothing to support that.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    I hope Square didnt forget that FFVII is a open world game. So airship, car and submarine must be in this remake.
    And one more thing. They did something I was afraid of. This looks too much like FFXV(FFXV looks cooler and better of course). Now its just looks like a copy of what Hajime Tabata is making now.
    Not copy of Versus but copy of Hajime Tabata work. That animation where Cloud goes through the walls is the same. WTF?
    Everyone said that Hajime Tabata will ruin FFXV but Nomura is just copying what Hajime Tabata showed us after Nomura leaving the XV team. I dont get it.
    Kingdom Hearts 3 looks much cooler too than VII remake. KH3 have its own tricks, attacks, moments etc Like those ship attack and rolercoaster. Those things are really amazing in KH3. Something we didnts saw in games yeat. So its really cool and exciting.
    In the remake trailer we just saw a HD version of Crisis Core and some elements stole from Hajime Tabata work.

  • Jesus Christ

    I couldn’t agree more. I’d like to say that it’s because of this vibe that I got from the trailer that I end up not being WOWed by it at all. It’s like I’ve seen it before. FFVersusXIII old trailer gave me chills. This one. Not one chill down my spine at all.

  • Jesus Christ

    Omg, yes. I got more feels with KHIII announcement trailer than this. I just hope after this remake square enix reduce the excessive love for the game.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Yeah. I love original FFVII. Its probably my fav FF.
    I know I will enjoy cutscenes of remake for sure but gameplay isnt exciting right now. I hope it will get better with new trailers.
    I beated whole Crisis Core 4 times and this remake looks exctacly the same when it comes to battle system.
    It would be cooler if Nomura would show new action packed KH3 trailer like no one excpected:)
    And I think they showed battle system too soon. Now we know how whole game will looks like.
    Some months ago Yoshinori Kitase said they are at stage where they consult how battle system should like. But they just paste evertthing from Crisis Core and stole some elements from FFXV.

  • Kaizokugami

    “Real-time and GMC are the trends these days.” Kitase knows what’s up.

    They have plenty of time to work out the combat system so I hope they take their time with it, although I personally really liked what I saw but I still want to see some more of it. I’m glad to hear that they still think strategy is a vital part of the experience and that they want to keep that as it’s one of the things I liked the most about the older games.

    Seems like they have their head in the game.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Im ok with action battle system. So Square make it as action as possible. I hope in full game You will be able to do the same things Cloud done in Advent Children. Running on walls, flying(battle with Sephiroth. Mega Amazing) cutting buildings blocks through, jumps out of motorcycle to make aerial combos etc and I hope battles with bosses wont looks like – boss stands and You just attack him.
    If Nomura likes making action games then show fans something more advanced than KH3.
    Make it the most action packed game ever!!!

  • Justice V

    He was always pretty scrawny in the art, and he was kind of a kid before getting experimented on and locked up for all those years. Kinda makes sense to still be thin/buff.

  • Mihel

    FFVII and XV/Versus always felt very similar to me (though of course not identical).
    Cloud and Noctis too.

  • highsky00

    Cloud=Yellow Chocobo
    Noctis=Black Chocobo
    So yeah 😀

  • Patrick Bateman

    “The way we harnessed the power of the PlayStation 4 was to maintain the
    graphic quality of characters like Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith in the movie
    called Advent Children in our game, and this was the starting point.
    So, what we’re aiming for with the Final Fantasy VII Remake is to have
    the same quality of these characters in real-time while playing the
    game, and this is only achievable with PlayStation 4.”

    then why did the announcement trailer say “Play it first on PS4” ? why not say “Play it EXCLUSIVELY on PS4″?? the way they announced it makes it seem like PC and or Xbox One may get a port down the road, but if ” this is only achievable with PlayStation 4.” then what the hell???

  • 4FFAN

    Well the art was pretty cartoony when FFVII was released so we can’t really tell anything from it. In his recent appearances, Cloud had bigger arms (Dissidia, KH, etc.) I don’t hate the new model, I’m just no used to it.

  • 4FFAN

    I’m not getting that classic Nomura, anime-inspired FF look from this new model. There’s a lot more realism with “new” Cloud. And I have nothing against that (it’s great) but I have to get used to it.

  • Godsbane777

    I tremble with anticipation.