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Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 has entered full production and the game’s director wants to deliver it “as soon as possible.”
In the interview, Tetsuya Nomura reportedly said that because of the work already put into the original Final Fantasy VII Remake, he believes the follow-up will be able to reach a higher level of quality.
“We know that everyone wants the next instalment quickly,” he said. “We would also like to deliver it as soon as possible. Since we were also able to see the line of quality from the first instalment, we hope to make the next instalment even better in quality that can make for an even better experience.
He added: “We would like to get it out as soon as possible, so please wait for it. I think we can clearly convery the direction when we officially announce the next instalment.”
In the same article, it’s stated that the character Roche, who appears briefly in Final Fantasy VII Remake, is likely to appear again in the game’s second episode.
Director Nomura has previously suggested that Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 could focus on smaller sections of the original game, in order to release them faster.
The comments come from the Japanese Ultimania book, quoted and translated by a Twitter user, in which Nomura is quoted as saying that “if we divide the story into large parts, it’ll take longer to make. If we divide it into more detailed smaller sections, then developing it will be faster. I hope to release the next one ASAP.”
The first Final Fantasy 7 Remake instalment released in March and focuses entirely on the opening Midgar section of the original PlayStation game.
Also speaking in the Ultimania book, producer Yoshinori Kitase reportedly said that the FF7R team had “a general idea” of how the game’s story would play out across each episode, following a cliffhanger ending to the first game.
“We have a general idea of how the story will play out, but we haven’t decided exactly [how many parts], nor can we confirm anything,” Kitase reportedly said. “There’s speculation that it will be three parts, but we’re just doing things one step at a time.”