Final Fantasy VII Is Actually In Development
The Final Fantasy VII remake was announced at E3 way back in 2015 and since then we haven't had that much information.
Square Enix didn't mention anything of it at this year's E3, so plenty of fans were left wondering if it was still going ahead.
However, thanks to Tetsuya Nomura, the game's director, it is not just an idea anymore but it is 'actually in development'.
Many feared that it might have been left in the 'early concept stages', but thankfully this isn't the case.
"Right now, I've been putting 100 percent into Kingdom Hearts and 100 percent into Final Fantasy VII and 100 percent into Kingdom Hearts and going back and forth," he told IGN.
At least we know it's actually a priority for Square Enix and that it being a remake doesn't matter to them; it will still get the same attention as a brand new game (hopefully).
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Just last year, they took full reins of the development from outside studio CyberConnect2, and the stressful workload which came from creating such a big game.
The project lead back then, Naoki Hamaguchi, told Gematsu it was 'a sensitive topic', but they wanted 'to control everything, including quality, on a stable schedule'.
Whether we will actually see this game before the release of the so called 'PS5' is another story. It might actually be a good idea, if they want the remake to showcase the best graphics possible.
It would also give them more than enough time to create the game, but most fans will probably feel like they've waited long enough.
Is a remake what you wanted, or should the original stay the only one?
Words by: Matthew McGladdery