[UPDATE] Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Be Released In Multiple Parts

Kotaku have spotted that the press release that accompanied the new Final Fantasy VII remake trailer has some small print that indicates the game may be episodic in nature.

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 6, 2015) – During this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new trailer for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.

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Due to the huge costs involved in remaking the game an episodic structure may be the only way Square Enix can afford to produce the title, but given how huge the game is it maybe a lot of episodes.

UPDATE: In an interview with Dengeki Online, helpfully translated by Gematsu, director Tetsuya Nomura said: “If we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarized.”

“We’d have to cut some parts, and additional parts would come in few, so rather than remake the game as a full volume, we decided to do multiple parts.”

“If we took everything that’s in the original game and remade it at that quality, we couldn’t get it all on a single release,” added game director Kitase.

Source: Press release via Kotaku

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32 Comments

  1. Wow, that update.

    I’d assumed something had been lost in translation and was referring to Crisis Core or similar.

    It’s a joke.

    Mind you, the episodic content isn’t half as concerning as ripping out the core gameplay and replacing with the same tiresome crap seen in the recent games.

  2. Looks like I’m waiting for the GOTY addition in 2050 then.

  3. But it makes total sense 3 episodes like 3 discs FF7 Is a huge game plus high 3D polygons count to cram it all in.

    Beside I bought the port of FF7 & have enough cash for dark cloud & roge galaxy:)

    • It was only three discs because of the CG cutscenes. If I remember correctly the third disc is essentially just the final boss fight anyway, the three discs are not exactly split a third of game each way.

      Games like The Witcher 3, Fallout and GTA V are larger than FFVII, no need for this nonsense from Square Enix. It’s greed.

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