Development On Final Fantasy VII Remake Could Take Years

Square Enix is fresh off their most successful E3 in years. We’ve seen the Japanese company at their best this year, and if the infectious glee and excitement fans show for Final Fantasy VII Remake tells us anything, it’s that nostalgia is king.

Earlier this week, we learned the release date for what is the first game of an episode series: March 3, 2020. As a PlayStation timed-exclusive, this is a game years in the making and so far, we’re learning from the E3 show floor that this is what we’ve always wanted in a remake.

A heavily-fleshed out and expanded Midgar section is the bulk of the first game. It’s likely we won’t see anything else until at least the following year in regards to new information. Kotaku spoke to Producer Yoshinori Kitase about the development behind one of the most anticipated video games at E3 this year, and he had some choice words about it.

“Before we actually started working on this, we knew it was going to be a large amount of content,” Kitase told a group of press. “When we started out planning the plot for the first game, it hit us again… at that point, we decided we were going to focus the first game on Midgar and what happens in Midgar. Unfortunately, we can’t say anything more about future games, because we don’t know ourselves.”

Kitase went on to explain the development team is simultaneously working on finished Final Fantasy VII Remake, while planning for the second. It isn’t all bad news though, thanks to the work the team has done on the first game, development time won’t be as arduous