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Square Enix Can't Say How Many ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ Games There’ll Be

Square Enix Can't Say How Many ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ Games There’ll Be

Now the E3 dust has (mostly) settled, we can start looking at the Final Fantasy VII Remake with a slightly more critical eye. Yes, what was shown off at the Square Enix press conference looked incredible - like, I could feel a lump forming in my throat, that kind of incredible. But just how this game is coming out hasn't been brilliantly communicated.

Yes, we assumed it was going to be episodic, but we had to dig into the press release that Square Enix sent over, after the game's big spot at the publisher's conference, to see for sure that the Final Fantasy VII Remake coming out on March 3, 2020 is only part one of... how many chapters, exactly?

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Well, that's something we don't know - and, worryingly perhaps, neither does the team at Square Enix.

When asked by Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier when the next part of the PS4-exclusive (at the moment) Final Fantasy VII Remake will be coming out, or how many parts there will ultimately be, producer Yoshinori Kitase couldn't give a firm answer, "because we don't know ourselves."

Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Yikes? Perhaps a little. We're sure that part one will cover everything in the original 1997 game from the beginning to the point where Cloud, Tifa, Barret et al leave the city of Midgar to explore the wider world, chasing down the villainous Sephiroth.

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We also know that this first game, while only covering the first 10 hours or so of the PlayStation original, is actually big enough to last the length of a usual Final Fantasy game, from start to finish. That's a lot of content. But it makes sense, given we've been promised that March's release will be a "fully standalone experience" (with a full-game price to match), albeit one that presumably ends with a "to be continued...".

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Featured Image Credit: Square Enix

Topics: video games, e3 2019, Final Fantasy 7, gamingbible, Square Enix, Playstation 4

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Former gigs include VICE Gaming, BBC Music, BBC Gaming Show. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016), 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016), 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games' (2019). Contact: [email protected]

 

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