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Nobuo Uematsu is involved with Final Fantasy VII Remake By Wassim Deen on May 14, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Producer Yoshinori Kitase has confirmed that longtime and legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu is in fact involved with the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

According to an excerpt of the interview confirming his inclusion (provided by user @aibo_ac7), Kitase said:

Yoshinori Kitase: “I’ve worked on numerous titles with Uematsu-san, and while I’m currently working on the production of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it’s actually been since Final Fantasy X that I directly worked with Uematsu-san. So when I first went to ask Uematsu-san to come work on the music for the remake, I thought he would give me the cold shoulder since he had already left Square Enix and found success.”

With Uematsu having composed the original score for the 1997 title, it seems fitting that he’s making a return for the remake.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for PlayStation 4. If you’re looking to learn more about the game, you can check here to read how Art Director & VFX Director Shintaro Takai is supporting a team of young developers to produce a title that is more than just a conventional remake.

Source: Siliconera.

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  • Krijn van Alten

    Well, I’m not that interested in the whole remake anyway. I just hope they treat is as a remaster and keep announcing other important games (XVI most importantly) at the same time. But i’m afraid that they are going to see this at if it was a new main title so I have to wait until this whole remake circus is finished.

  • T-bag115 Gaming

    Square Enix is a big company, maybe FFXVI is already in development.(I dont think so but it could be)

  • T-bag115 Gaming

    Nice to see that the king is back.

  • Syafiq Khaidir

    The legend is back.

  • Christian Vega

    It would be great if he will be the lead composer again. If not, hire Yasunori Mitsuda! They worked together before in Chrono Trigger so the soundtrack will be a sure success! Better if SQE will hire them both! It will be phenomenal again!

  • MajoraMan28

    As long as he doesn’t put the AC styled soundtrack in the remake, I’m in
    Go full orchestra with the industrial sounds from the original!
    And from time to time, put some other great instrumental flare in some songs, like Costa del Sol and Cait Sith’s theme

  • Randy Marsh

    Considering Mitsuda’s recent god-tier soundtrack in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, I agree!

  • Kchri

    Awesome!! That’s one more important element that I’m happy it all but seems they got right! The composer! Although I’m sure there will be more composers involved other than Uematsu-San. But we really needed him to be involved in order to push this game further into greatness. Although, you’d think it would be a given that they’d include him, given how much Square-Enix must realize is riding on this game’s reputation, both to the fans and new gamers alike.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Well, seen the development time current day FF games take, I do think indeed that it is already in production. I am only afraid that it will take till after VIIR before they will announce it.

  • stevenm281

    Because back in 2015, Uematsu said that he wasn’t working on the project and that Square Enix would have to offer him a lot of money for him to say yes.

  • T-bag115 Gaming

    Could be. I only hope that they won’t announce FFXVI to early like every other game they develop. I don’t want to wait 5 years.

  • Artemis Polara

    Well they have a bad habit of announcing the game too soon so I hope they hold off announcing it till it’s almost done. So certainly after the remake. (At least I hope)
    I mean I think you’d rather hear “FFXVI is coming! Here’s an awesome trailer with a release date too!” rather than “It’s coming eventually, please be excited!”

  • Probably gonna be the only good thing about this pile of shi7.

  • I’m sure that’s a blessing but I’d like some of the remixes done in Crisis Core and by the Black Mages to be in the game. At least the rock-style battle themes and the piano version of the battle theme.

  • Didn’t he also do Chrono Cross and Xenogears? I think that guy is doing Monolith games.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I hope so too indeed. But completly seperste from that im afraid that we have to wait till at least close to the release of VIIR before we will even see a first glimse of XVI.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Well, I might hope they have learned from the whole FNC debacle indeed!

  • T-bag115 Gaming

    Me too, we will see what happens after their e3 Conference

  • damn straight

  • King Zeus

    Pessimistics are sad people.