Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura has said that his team is unlikely to provide new Final Fantasy 7 Remake information anytime soon as the project transitions into internal production.
Speaking with Famitsu magazine, Nomura-san revealed that some parts of the highly anticipated RPG, such as cutscenes, are further along in development than Kingdom Hearts 3. However, it seems that we’re going to be in for some radio silence on the game for the time being.
“We’re switching over to internal production on Final Fantasy VII Remake,” said Nomura. “Although there are parts [of Final Fantasy VII Remake] further along than Kingdom Hearts III, such as cutscenes, it is unlikely we’ll share information for a while as we switch from mainly external to mainly internal development.”
Final Fantasy 7 Remake release narrowed down
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference, and was later shown off at that year’s PlayStation Experience in December. While Kingdom Hearts 3 has been given a 2018 release window, it’s still currently unknown when we’ll see Final Fantasy 7 Remake in stores. Square Enix has revealed, however, that it will launch within the next three years, so we’ll see it by 2020 at the very latest.
One thing worth keeping in mind is that the project will be a multi-part release, so it’s not yet known if Square’s target window of three years pertains to just the first part, or the complete set. Regardless, Final Fantasy 7 Remake will feature numerous changes to the original 1997 classic, including a more action-based combat system and new areas of Midgar to explore. In addition, we can expect the remake to delve deeper into side characters such as Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie.