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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 Affected By COVID-19, Producer Doesn’t See ‘Big Impact In The Long Term’

Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase has revealed that development of Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 has been affected somewhat by the outbreak of coronavirus, but doesn’t see it having a big impact on the game in the long term.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Producer On Coronavirus Impact

Speaking with The Guardian, Kitase-san revealed the impact that the coronavirus has had on the development team, who like many other studios, are now having to work remotely.

I am pained and saddened to see so many people around the world suffering with the virus and even losing their live. When we set the release date for the game, nobody could have predicted a global pandemic like this, and the release of the game happening during this unprecedented situation has blindsided us.

At this current time, the team are still making the next game via remote working. Our performance will temporarily drop below 100% efficiency because of this, but I do not think there should be a big impact in the long term. I sincerely hope that Final Fantasy VII Remake can provide those who are forced to endure the stress of living under lockdown a moment of relief and enjoyment in these trying times.

Square Enix had previously confirmed that Final Fantasy 7 Remake is currently in the works, but a release date has yet to be set in stone. Read our review of the first part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS4 here.