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