Following news of Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s shift toward internal development, director Tetsuya Nomura shared a few updates on the game in this week’s Famitsu.
“Although there are parts [of Final Fantasy VII Remake] further along than Kingdom Hearts III, such as cutscenes, it is unlikely we’ll share information for a while as we switch from mainly external to mainly internal development,” he told the magazine. He also explained that project lead Naoki Hamaguchi – highlighted in recent recruitment postings – has been attached to the project from the beginning and is a member of Business Division 1.
“I, on the other hand, am not a member [of Business Division 1], so the person who is putting Business Division 1 in order concerning Final Fantasy VII Remake is Hamaguchi. Similarly, there is Tai Yasue of Business Division 3. In that sense. I am sort of like a cross-sectional mercenary not tied to a Business Division. If I belonged to a Business Division, I would basically be working full-time at that Business Divison, so it’s a system that lets me take on various jobs, including requests from other companies.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for PlayStation 4.