Final Fantasy VII still a ‘multi-part’ release

Square Enix reiterates episodic plans

Square Enix has confirmed it’s still planning to release Final Fantasy VII Remake in multiple parts.

A new Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer released last week for the first time in almost four years. In an accompanying post on its Japanese website, backed up by a statement given to IGN, Square Enix reiterated that the game will be released in separate parts, as it first announced in 2015.

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In 2015 the company said: “Final Fantasy VII Remake will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.”

More Final Fantasy VII Remake details will be released in June, Square Enix said, likely pointing to an E3 2019 showing.

Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced for PS4 at E3 2015 and little was heard about the game until it re-emerged last week.

In June 2018 director Tetsuya Nomura reassured fans that the game was still in development. “It’s not just in the early concept stages,” he said. “We are actually in development.”

Nomura pointed to Kingdom Hears III, which he also directed and eventually released in January 2019, as the reason for Remake’s absence from the spotlight.

Another factor in the game’s lengthy blackout may have been a shift in development strategy, with external studio CyberConnect 2 reported to have originally been heavily involved in Remake, before eventually seeing its duties absorbed internally by Square Enix.