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.