Naoki Hamaguchi, co-director on the first episode in the Final Fantasy VII Remake, will be the sole director for the upcoming second Final Fantasy VII Remake release.
The news was confirmed in a new interview with Final Fantasy VII Remake co-director Tetsuya Nomura with Famitsu, who noted he’s quite busy with the other newly announced Final Fantasy VII games, and more.
“As I mentioned earlier, I personally have an unprecedented number of projects in the works, including three related to “FFVII”. The base gameplay of “FFVII REMAKE” has been solidified with the first game, and I can see what needs to be improved in the future, so I’ll leave the director of the next game to Hamaguchi (who is the co-director of “FFVII REMAKE”),” Nomura said.
He added, “I’ll be involved as the overall creative director for “FFVII” including remakes and mobile games. I will be involved in all aspects of “FFVII” including remakes and mobile works as a creative director. The basic way of working will remain the same, and I look forward to continuing to work with you.”
In case you missed it, you can find the recent news on the Final Fantasy VII Remake PS5 port as well as its two mobile spinoffs below:
- Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Announced for PS5
- Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier Announced for Smartphones
- Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis Announced for Smartphones
Aside from previously confirming the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a multi-part series, Square Enix hasn’t confirmed further details since. We’ll keep you guys posted.