2016 will still be a year of preparations for Final Fantasy VII Remake; more surprise game reveals promised from Square Enix By Red Makuzawa on January 4, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase shared some information regarding the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake in the upcoming issue of Famitsu magazine, thanks to Hachima.

“I believe that this year will still be a year of preparations for Final Fantasy VII Remake,” said Kitase. “I’d like to create a new kind of value for the hardware that is the PlayStation 4 for our next announcement.”

Additionally, general Final Fantasy boss Shinji Hashimoto confirmed the company has various surprises for their games coming this year. After last year’s announcements, it’s hard not to get excited at whatever the future may bring.

More information is expected to come for Final Fantasy VII Remake later this year.

  • Jesus Christ

    “promised” – Guys, this is a clue for

    Please be excited x (n Years)

  • SNK

    They are level 99 when it comes to saying without saying anything.

  • Red Makuzawa

    I told a few people last week that they won’t be playing FFVII Remake in 2016, and that they can have FFXV to play soon while they wait for FFVII Remake to come. Most remained silent.

  • stevenm281

    since 13-2, we had one original FF title release every year so, people who thought we’d play more than FFXV are bound to be disapointed. The remake is to be considered a new game as its development is being done as such and not like usual remasters.

    2012 = FF13-2
    2013 = FF14 A Realm Reborn
    2014 = Lightning Returns: FF13
    2015 = Type-0 HD (while it is a remaster, it is still a new release in Western territories)
    2016 = FFXV
    2017 = FF7 remake part1?

  • Of course! That’s to be expected! Even marketing-wise, it would be a terrible move to release the remake in the same fiscal year that such a highly anticipated product like XV is coming out! It would be like if Microsoft released Windows 11 then went on to release an upgraded version of Windows XP in the same year! It wouldn’t make sense for a company to have products competing against each other. On the other hand, now was a good time to start making the remake so that by the time the dust from XV settles, the first part of the remake will be ready for launch. Nice moves by Square Enix!

  • Franggio Hogland

    I don’t get that quote from Kitase… Value? Anyone mind explaining it to me? Mr.SleepyPants 🙂

  • DarthBrian

    “This year will still be a preparation year for Final Fantasy VII Remake. I want to create new value for the PlayStation 4 hardware for our next debut.”

    I think what he means to say is “Not enough PS4s are being sold in Japan so we hope to change that”. :p

  • Paulinho

    I think he means he want to push the hardware in a way not seen before, being by pushing the graphics, the physic effects of the scale of the game compared to what has been made before, or even with a new way of gameplay, so it adds value to the playstation system, in a way not possible to other consoles.
    Final fantasy used to be the jewels crown of playstation consoles in the past with every iteration being known push the consoles limit, specially in the visual graphic departments, ff7 was a massive game for the beggining of playstation era, while ff9, was said to have the best graphics on the playstation consoles…etc

  • Their limit break is the “non-announcement.” 🙂

  • Even if it’s not coming out this year, I’d like a demo or something in 2016 winter. Is that possible?

  • Rob

    Last year, Hashimoto(before E3) and Nomura(during/after E3) said “SE wants to help spread PS4’s,” and “SE wants to give gamers a reason to perhaps buying a PS4” respectively regarding unannounced and announced games for the PS4. Not weird at all if Kitase meant that. lol

  • Ricardo Fernandes

    maybe it will be as it was with type 0
    Buy FFXV(a no Brainer LOL) and get a demo of FFVII remake

  • I’d get XV regardless, but I bet they could pull that off. The demo could be 5 hours of the opening.

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    I would buy XV even without a demo , but it’s a great idea.

  • Danny Huynh

    Well, I think it could also means that this year is still the preparing year before they go into full development cycle for FFVII – Remake. Sadly, from the history of Square Enix in the past few years, their development cycle will take at least 3 – 4 years if there is no hiccups… :/

  • Danny Huynh

    Even though I said this, I really hope that I’m deadly wrong so I can play the game next year…

  • Catoblepas

    Chrono Trigger 2, please.

  • Patrick Bateman

    i think we’ll see a FFVII exclusive PS4 console by the sounds of that, and then and ONLY then will I maybe buy a PS4.


    FF 6 Remake, at least announcement, oh come on am I the only wants who wants that soo bad?!

  • Syafiq Khaidir

    I also wish the same thing, but this time, lets just give some time 4 square to focus on the FFVII Remake. I am fan of FFVI – FFIX, and I am really hoping that all of these game will remake later after FFVIIR as well.

  • Justice V

    Never expected it to come before 2017. But even 17 seems fast.


    I thought as much as I complained, but still desired to share my frustrations, I looove FFVI, having to wait for other long ass games to be developed and completed is excruciatingly tough.

  • Ethron Young

    lol you mean Chrono Cross? Or a new third game in the series? I wouldn’t mind seeing a new Mana game, but THIS time staying true to SDII and III. I have no problem with the art styles of the latest installments, or even the battle system in Legend of Mana, but if doesn’t have that old school action rpg system with a massive epic story in an open world (gasp, maybe even a world map with a flying dragon) then it just can’t compete with the originals. Being inventive is one thing. Changing something so much it loses it’s essence is another. Same problem is happening to FF.