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Yoshinori Kitase unsure how many games Final Fantasy VII Remake will span By Raptorchan on June 11, 2019 at 9:07 PM

Jason Schreier, a news editor for gaming website Kotaku, spoke with Final Fantasy VII Remake’s director Yoshinori Kitase, who revealed in an interview that, while Final Fantasy VII Remake is already impressively large, he and his development team are uncertain how many games will span the entire project.

“Unfortunately we can’t say anything more about the future games, because we don’t know ourselves.”

Kitase had then added that the development team is currently in the process of planning out the scope of the second game, all the while working on wrapping up development on first game.

Furthermore, Game Informer has reported that, upon being asked if development on the future installments for FFVIIR would be quicker than the first, Kitase admitted that he did not think development on future entries would be that much shorter than the first. He explained that even though characters and such are done–which will make things easier to some degree–new environments will still likely take some time. “I do not expect it to be dramatically shorter,” he said.

Afterward, Square Enix PR sent Game Informer a follow-up email, which sought to clarify Kitase’s earlier statement:

“While the development team finishes the first game of the project, they are also planning the volume of content for the second. Due to the work already done on the first game, we anticipate that the development of the second game will be more efficient. However, for now we would like to focus on the development of the first game.”

Sources: Gematsu, Kotaku, Game Informer

Final Fantasy VII Remake is scheduled to release on March 3rd, 2020 for PlayStation 4.

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  • 3 or 4 parts is enough. I mean come on.

  • Krijn van Alten

    My God no. Will FF XVI ever see the light of day? Am i really the only FF fan who is sick of all those remasters/remakes/rereleases/ports/sequels/spinoff’s/DLC’s and just want to see a completly new main line title?

  • Randy Marsh

    HA, HA, HAHAHA! OH GOD….

  • Aulix Indragonz

    There are more than 1 team making ff game in square enix

  • SNK

    Well, what remakes have we got? I’m certain not sick of them since we only have a few (I, II, III and IV comes to mind).

  • The remasters, rereleases and ports at least serve the purpose of getting those games into the hands of more people. Which I approve of. The other stuff is fine, too, at least by me.

    That being said, I fully understand the sentiment you come from, Square Enix is dragging out each and every Final Fantasy game for far too long and it looks like this is another case of that. Trying to drag out the game into multiple full-size episodes (no, I am not going to argue semantics here, keep the linguistic cherry-picking to yourselves) was already not a great idea in my book, actually not knowing how many episodes there’s going to be makes it a bad idea since it shows they likely aren’t going into this endeavour with an already finished script or a plan, making it less analogous to The Lord of the Rings and more The Hobbit. (The movies)

  • empirefall

    maybe we might get something during the end of the next decade

  • •december

    uh-oh

    This doesn’t surprise me, but like hopefully it’s a wake up call? In order to make a good game in this generation put it on multiple discs.

    It goes to show, FFVII was an epic.

  • Wazi the pa

    Considering that they’re adding all-new summons that weren’t in the original (as shown in the pre-order bonuses), I feel you might be jumping the gun on this one.

  • Patrick Bateman

    heads up admins they released a statement on twitter that clarifies their plan a bit, it’s not much but they DO have an idea of what’s to come. it’s a lot better than ” we don’t know yet ” haha just thought you might want to update the article!

    “Due to the work already done on the first game we anticipate development of the second game to be more efficient. We have our own internal schedule and plan, but for now we’d like to focus our information on the first game in the project.”

    https://www.facebook.com/finalfantasyvii/photos/a.551658421537279/2452577541445348/?type=3&theater

  • James Stine

    I’m not sure what you mean by this? The first game might not even have summons since we normally don’t get summons until the Chocobo Farm at the earliest.

  • •december

    there literally is a SUMMON DLC

  • •december

    there was a chocobo summon and a cactuar summon in the original, they were hard to get

  • •december

    there’s hope

  • HVD

    tbf at the end of midgar you don’t have that many summons anyway, 3-4 IIRC.

  • •december

    yikes.
    also ff7 remake can’t be in that many parts, because transfering data? Or maybe it can be? I mean the original had 3 discs, I wonder what the new way to transfer game data between releases will be…. the summons you get straight after midgar hmm it’s all very underwhelming