Final Fantasy 7 remake will be episodic


Final Fantasy 7 remake will be episodic

People were pretty excited when they heard that Final Fantasy 7 was getting a fully modern remake, bringing that formative PlayStation experience to many more folks with fancy graphics and the same great story and gameplay.

Since that annoucement, there's been little new information on the game, including no real idea of what it might release. Square Enix has been talking about the title this week, revealing that all the assets have been remade and it's a major project for the studio. And we've also heard for the first time that the game will release in multiple parts.

An interview with Dengeki Online has been translated by Gematsu - here's what was said:

"The idea that a remake of Final Fantasy VII would not fit into a single release was there from the very beginning... if we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarized."

You can see some new gameplay in the recently released trailer - it's looking pretty gorgeous.

It's sounding like a lot of work is going into this remake and episodic releases are becoming more popular. It also makes sense for a title which isn't a AAA release, and will give Square Enix a chance to test the waters to see how interested the gaming community is in a new version of the game, before proceeding with further episodes.

We still have no idea when the game will appear, but its not likely to be until at leasst 2017 at this point. If you can't wait that long, the original Final Fantasy 7 is on PS4 from today.

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