Square Enix has announced and confirmed a multitude of new pieces of information about the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake today, following off the back of the reveal of the title’s first gameplay footage in a new trailer at PlayStation Experience this weekend.
We’ve heard through a Square Enix North America press release from late last night and later reiterated in new interviews published by the Japanese gaming press, it’s now confirmed that Final Fantasy VII Remake won’t just consist of one disc-based release, but multiple games released across an extended but as-yet unknown period of time.
“The idea that a remake of Final Fantasy VII would not fit into a single release was there from the very beginning. We still can’t share more information about its multiple parts, but please look forward to future announcements,” Producer Yoshinori Kitase told the Japanese media.
“If we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarized. We’d have to cut some parts, and additional parts would come in few, so rather than remake the game as a full volume, we decided to do multiple parts.”
How exactly the game will be split remains unclear, but the intention on Square’s part is to recreate as much of the game as they can and add new things to discover, using the increased focus on individual parts to make that a possibility. Square Enix has since further detailed to gaming press that instead of concluding in one entry, multiple entries are being considered in development. Each entry will have its own unique story. As a gaming experience, each entry will have the volume of content equal to a full-sized game.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development for PlayStation 4.