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Final Fantasy VII Remake release structure compared to Final Fantasy XIII By Erren Van Duine on April 6, 2016 at 7:17 PM

Square Enix is busy with Final Fantasy XV to be sure. But looming in the back of the horizon following its September release, Final Fantasy VII Remake is ready to step up as the next major installment in the series.

Speaking with Game Informer, producer Yoshinori Kitase shared some brief insight on the multi-game project and how they’re comparing its release format to the Final Fantasy XIII series. “It will essentially be a full-scale game for each part of the multi-part series,” says Kitase. “In XIII, each installment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory, in a sense. Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn’t really make sense if that isn’t encompassed in the multi-part series… So if we’re just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game.”

As we learned several months ago, the team plans to build on and expand the original story of FFVII in the new version. “I, along with Nomura-san and Nojima-san – who are involved with the remake – were involved with the original Final Fantasy VII,” Kitase explains. “We were the people who created it, so in that sense, we don’t think anything is untouchable.” Kitase notes they won’t be changing everything, however.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for PlayStation 4.

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  • Thomas Kolev

    I just puked in my mouth a little bit.

  • Fat Squeek

    Did you actually read the article or just knee-jerk react to the mention of Final Fantasy XIII? Having FFVII spread across 3 full-fledged games instead of a dozen episodes is easily the best option, bub.

  • Nocturno999

    People crapping their pants in 3,2…

  • 케빈

    Think of it like in the past with 3 discs. it basicly the same thing, only that every disc will have its own title and will be release on different dates. I mean the original wasn on 1 disc either or i dont know why ppl piss their pants about that

  • Krijn van Alten

    The idea in itself might not be that bad. I also liked the idea of FNC in first: one mythology, three perspectives. But we all know that is was SE themselves screwed that all up with name changes, unwanted sequels and cutting a game from the project as a whole. Hopefully they have learned there lesson.

  • Luke Watts

    I’m not sure what to make of this… Are they saying that each part in the series will be completely different like XIII? I was always ok with this multiple part series stuff as long as it was a smooth transition from one to the other. Not with major time breaks etc. I’m scared

  • 케빈

    No think more like mulitble discs of the same game like in the original

    with 3 discs

  • Thomas Kolev

    FFXIII was a mess of 3 games with no real cohesion with the later 2 games just bolted on to make more money, that’s not a good comparison to make.

  • Larxene howar

    All I care about is the price

  • Luke Watts

    Oh right!!! I read it wrong!!! That’s great!!
    When he said ‘it wouldn’t really make sense if that isn’t encompassed in the multi-part series’ – I thought he was talking about:
    “each instalment told the story from a different angle”
    rather than
    “we already have a pre-existing story”
    This is good good news then 🙂

  • Krijn van Alten

    The original idea was some cohesion, but it at the end they made a mess of the whole concept.

  • Krijn van Alten

    So if it’s shit and it’s like 5 Euro/Dollar/Pound whatever you will pay it?

  • Thomas Kolev

    And that’s my problem, in theory it could work but SE is doing it and they showed some great talent in screwing things up.

  • 케빈

    there is no one on this world, who played the original and doesnt gonna buy the remake. everyone who bitches now and saying for example “i wont buy it because it isnt turnbased anymore blabla” are just hating and trolling and will buy it anyways

  • Krijn van Alten

    Well, don’t exaggerate things. FNC was really the first time they have a concept like that. Of course we have the ‘Compilation of VII’ and the ‘Ivalice Alliance’, but both where created afterwards, not during the production proces of both VII and XII.

  • 케빈

    I mean fans were bitching for over 15 years or more for a remake and now the try to find any reason to bitch about it, even though almost no information is available….are you fucking kidding me?!

  • Thomas Kolev

    Just to be clear, I want to love this game(s) but SE hasn’t filled me with a lot of confidence that they can pull it off. I would love to be pleasantly suprised but at this point I really have lots of doubts.

  • Thomas Kolev

    Didn’t have to pay for each individual disc though.

  • Krijn van Alten

    And for what reason(s) is that exactly?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Of course there are people who have played the first and are not going to buy the second. What about the people who did not liked the original. Or, even better: the people who played the original but died between 1997 and now?

  • alexis

    waiting for whiners to go ballistic because they hear the phrase “final fantasy XIII” without actually reading about why

  • Sothe Zephyr

    -throws up a little- omg…….just……maybe……..release the game as a whole? No? Thats not good enough? Think we cant wait? Okay. I’ll just sit here, quietly dying inside from the pain this causes me, and not because of FFXIII (which i loved). I would have hoped something as beloved (by practically everyone, i personally never cared for 7 but was really excited to try it again with this game) would receive a true release, and not a stagnated and clunky release like this. But ah well, useless rhetoric i suppose

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    60 $ per title., these are 3 big games, its like ff15, world of final fantasy, and star ocean 5, 3 different games. new titles.

  • Galaxia_Sama

    FFVII was compared to FFXIII?! Put your war gear on people, WWIII is coming!!!!

  • I’m still trying to understand what they are doing. It will release separately? It will be expansive? The game content from the first part will be carried to the next one?

  • thecontact

    problem is cost, a game of this magnitude costs much more than, lets say FF 15, remember just how many characters FF7 has compared with FF15, some things they need naturally to expand or show in a different way that back then worked with the small cute polygons but nowadays doesn’t work anymore.

    My worries are on how many parts, if its one part per CD, I would feel relieved since each CD felt already like a full game, except for the 3rd one which beside the sidequests it only had the final dungeon

  • 4FFAN

    I don’t understand why people are complaining? Shouldn’t we be happy to be getting what’s basically 120 hours of Final Fantasy VII? No, we only want 30-40 hours instead. That’s dumb imo. I’m happy with the episodic format…especially since we’re getting a full 40 hours of gaming with each episode.

  • Fat Squeek

    A better comparison would be Starcraft 2

  • So its the whole story split into 3 parts each 50hrs long?

  • Maybe you buy the disk once then a dlc with 40 more hrs of story comes a year later.

  • They might think itd take another decade to do such a long detailed story in a ps4 format.

  • Jesus Christ

    This was a risky decision on their part.

    You’re spilling into multiple games, meaning multiple chances of it getting mixed results.

    It’s not out of the scope of thought to think the game might not live up to the original. I’m going to play the contrarian out of the fanboys on this website. It won’t be as successful

    at all.

    #HolyShield on.

  • Vallen

    I hope they incorporate crisis core and advent children into this big story.

  • Awesome! Another epic FF trilogy! 🙂

  • thetrooper1989

    Hell yeah. Playing FF VII on the PS4 again, there is so much missed potential despite it being a great game. So many towns are not well realized and you basically on stop there for the inn or getting supplies. If Tetsuya Nomura fully realizes every locale and set piece, then it can definitely be a trilogy worth spending money on.

  • Shami

    I want to see Genesis again.
    I know that at the time of release of Crisis Core he was considered as a laughing stock for a villian maybe due to the English voice actor but Gackt’s performance was a briliance.

  • It would work for as a digital release but I would not be able to have all the games in discs? Sad.

  • Dongmatteezzy

    “Loveless” (Damn the feels) Genesis <3 <3

  • I just mean the disk you buy represents all the parts of the game.
    Parts 2 and 3 would be released and just add to the disk you have. There would be no need to keep buyong disk after disk for each part of the same game. Disk cames with part 1 and 2 and 3 come a year later as psn dlc at half the price of the first disk.

  • Got it. Sounds good.

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    with this remake, they can do anything, so they can show a bit of a remade genesis / angeal scene from the past with zack , maybe hojo talks to cloud at a point about it or something. an entirely new scene.

  • ZenTzen

    hes a laughing stock because hes a subpar villain, shoehorned onto story elements of FF7 where he shouldnt have been put in the first place

    i seriously freaking hope they dont put him in the remake in any capacity

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    remake means recreation of character. they can change his look even clothes, hair. .

  • Yuntu

    I think outside of the story the systems will probably be the same for each game, making a new battlesystem and stuff for each entry … well let`s just call it stupid.

  • Yuntu

    If SE would do that and somehow fuck it up they are basically dead if XV doesn`t live up to expectations. SE is taking an big risk with a FF7R which they lowered by splitting it … from a business perspective this makes total sense.

  • Its just a guess tho. Or rather my hope.

  • And I hope u r right.

  • NewestType

    I’m glad you don’t work there. They can kinda do whatever they want.

  • Shami

    Remember the ending in DoC when he looks directly at the camera and says:
    We have much work to do brother and flys up in the sky. I really wanted to know more about Genesis and if its possible to make him a good guy this time around.
    This remake is the perfect oportunity for Compilation of FF7 to have a full circle and to tie even better with so far released games from FF7 universe. I just wouldn’t like if its going to be a carbon copy of PSone version

  • •december

    Think Matrix Trilogy:
    It’s still gonna be good.

  • Dongmatteezzy

    yeah! Damn that cliffhanger tho in the ending of DoC!!!! There’s so many questions after watching that like: What are they gonna do? or is There a continuation of this? stuff like that. But they didn’t even try to explain about what’s gonna happen after all that (I mean clearly there’s a continuation after that ending). -_- Hope all the unanswered questions will be explained in FFVIIR.

  • Jesus Christ

    I don’t know. The last Matrix didn’t do so hot. My point is that if the game is split up (when nobody ever asked for it int he first place), you are gonna likely end up with mix results rather than just release one.

  • LTweetsU

    id just rather know what the hell happens after genesis flys off with weiss’s body at the end of dirge of cerberus. i feel like its been endless, hopefully they make a movie to continue the story rather than a game, who knows maybe its already in the works i’ll just not criticise anything that is mentioned until the games first part releases.

  • My only concern is the price for these “parts”.

  • ScionicSpectre

    Secret post-game boss.