The hasty announcement of video games has become increasingly common among different companies in the sector. In the case of Square Enix, its two clear examples have been Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake. The first of them is about to see the light after a somewhat prolonged development due to a change in the engine of the game but, on the other hand, the second is unknown many more data despite the fact that almost four years have passed since its announcement. What happened to him then? This is what we know to date.
Final Fantasy VII Remake: What is happening after its development?
May 2015. Sony kept a bomb for its press conference at E3, where Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VII Remake exclusively for PlayStation 4, at least for a minimum period of time. Its director is Tetsuya Nomura, who has been fully involved in Kingdom Hearts III in recent years, a title that now comes to light and it seems that it will make way for the completion of this project, one of the most desired by a large number of players, who they already expected it in the PS3 era.
Far from being a port, Nomura already clarified shortly after its announcement that Final Fantasy VII Remake would count on diverse changes. Obviously, the new generation graphics would be one of the main improved add-ons, although what may call more attention is a renewed combat system that breaks the turns to reward the action and the evolution of the characters.
A game divided into chapters but larger
Shortly after its announcement, the rumors indicated that Final Fantasy VII Remake would be a video game divided into episodes, something that Nomura soon confirmed, stating that “one of the main reasons why a remake had not been made so far is because the work of restructuring the game was tremendous. ” The news was not well received by all, although later it was tried to calm the waters announcing that ” the amount of content that will be now will be much greater, for example, you can explore different areas of Midgar that were not available in the original ” In this way, an enlarged Midgar was confirmed as the game’s scenario, which will contain unpublished content without eliminating anything from the original.
Later, in the PlayStation Experience of 2015, the game would once again show off in gameplay in which the Unreal Engine 4 engine brought out the new fighting of the game, which will reward the strategy of knowing how to choose the weapons, skills, and magic of the form smarter. After only showing Cloud in depth, fans of the game asked for Barret, Biggs, Jessie, and Wedge. Square Enix was quick to answer that Barret Wallace’s partners would be graced with the experience of “going beyond the original story and experience” of the remake, a hint of what to expect from the project.
Premiere before 2020, a complicated development and more rumors
Among official data, in 2017 it was mentioned in fiscal results of Square Enix that Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 would be released before March 31, 2020, something that reaffirmed the long wait that was ahead. Shortly after, Naoki Hamaguchi, in charge of the remake, announced that CyberConnect2 stopped collaborating in the development, which happened to be completely internal. The rumors were increasing and Dan Tsukasa, a designer, an artist who participated in the development, communicated in 2018 that “the game has not been in development for four years, it only takes two “.
Kingdom Hearts 3 leaves freeway to Final Fantasy VII Remake
That the development of Kingdom Hearts 3, which opens on January 29, has been the biggest burden of the long wait for Final Fantasy VII Remake is somewhat unfounded in the communication of players. However, the date has arrived in which the video game starring Sora will leave a clear path for Tetsuya Nomura to direct a single title, in a known way at least. In this way, it is possible that the next videogame fairs can reopen their doors to new news of the title.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will reimagine the classic adventure of Cloud Strife as an action game that will delve into the history of the other characters at the same time that will show us corners of Midgar never seen until now. The project remains today as one of the most desired in PlayStation 4 and currently is postulated as one of the great closures of the current generation of consoles.