Square Enix debut the first gameplay for the Final Fantasy VII Remake and with it, they sent out the official press release for the trailer.
Within the presser was a very interesting note, saying the game was the first in a “multi-part series.”
Here’s the blurb in question:
During this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, Square Enix debuted a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, Final Fantasy VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. Final Fantasy VII Remake will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.
This is further explained in the latest issue of Dengeki Online, who interviewed both Yoshinori Kitase and Tetsuya Nomura.
“The concept of Final Fantasy VII being remade not fitting into a single game was there since we began development,” said Kitase. “We still can’t talk more about the multiple releases, but please stay tuned.”
“If we put all of our time into making a single release, parts of the game would be truncated,” said Nomura. “We’d have to cut things, while there would be very few extra parts. Instead of making the game as one release, we opted to do multiple ones.”
“If you watch the trailer, you’ll notice we showed Sector 1 and Sector 8, but even within those areas, I think you’ll notice a lot of detail,” said Kitase. “When you’re remaking the entire game in that level of quality, it’s not possible to fit it all into a single game.”
The latest Famitsu has some other tidbits, including the fact that development on the game is actually being assisted by other companies, like CyberConnect2. Despite this, CyberConnect2 is very different in terms of production style to Square Enix, so Nomura wasn’t happy with the direction of the gameplay trailer – so he changed it to be closer to their own style. Coming from this, they’re both working closely together.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development for PlayStation 4.