'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' release news: Will game come out on March 2017? Late 2017 and early 2018 release also possible

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One of the most popular installments in the “Final Fantasy” series may be coming to PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles early next year. Rumors have it that “Final Fantasy VII Remake” may be gracing the PS4 by March 2017. While this hasn’t been confirmed, Square Enix says more news regarding the game will be revealed in the coming months.

Other reports suggest that the remake’s absence in Square Enix’s lineup for the Tokyo Game Show later this month probably means it will not be coming out anytime soon. The report says that the game will probably be released in late 2017. Several sources have also mentioned that the remake of “Final Fantasy VII” may hit the shelves between 2017 and early 2018.

According to Redditor MajorBlaze1, he pre-ordered the game and received an email from Amazon saying the release date was in December 2016 but it was later changed to December 2017. However, it should be noted that Amazon usually uses the month of December as a placeholder date if there is no release date specified.

Meanwhile, game director Tetsuya Nomura talked to Famitsu last month, and he said that, while the game was certainly under development at the moment, they still were not sure when it would be finished.

“Final Fantasy VII Remake” will be using the Unreal Engine 4 developed by Epic Games instead of Square Enix’s in-house engine.

In a statement last year, producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed that the game would come in multiple installments so that the developers could expand the original story further. He also clarified his statement in the May issue of Game Informer. “When the project was first announced, people were confused by its multi-part nature, but the goal is to structure it more like Final Fantasy XIII than an episodic series,” he said.

As of this moment, Square Enix has yet to announce the official release date for “Final Fantasy VII Remake.”