Fans who had been waiting for the highly anticipated release of the “Final Fantasy VII Remake” may have to wait a little longer, as Square Enix did not include the game in their announced upcoming releases for the current fiscal yearwhich means that the game will not come until after early 2017 at the earliest.
According to reports, game developer and publisher Square Enix recently wrapped up its earnings presentation. The presentation included announcements and teases of the company’s upcoming games for this fiscal year. It included release dates and release windows for “Final fantasy XV”which will be released this Sept. 30″World of Final Fantasy,” and “Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue.”
The absence of the release window for “Final Fantasy VII Remake” as well as “Kingdom Hearts III” indicate that the games will not see a release until after March 17, 2017, which is when the company will wrap up the current fiscal year.
Previously, “Final Fantasy VII Remake” game producer Yoshinori Kitase talked about the fact that they will be doing the remake not as a one-game release, but rather as an “episodic” release. Kitase, who is also behind the original release of the game for the first PlayStation console, likened their release system with how the game “Final Fantasy XIII” was released as a game that was done in three big parts.
“It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series,” Kitase said in an interview. “In ‘XIII,’ each instalment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense. Whereas with ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake,’ we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn’t really make sense if that isn’t encompassed in a multi-part series. So if we’re just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one ‘Final Fantasy XIII’ game.”
He also teased the “modernizations” that they are preparing for the game. However, be that as it may, these changes do not mean that the game would end up being too far from the essence and the feel of the original game.
“I, along with [Tetsuya] Nomura-san and [Kazushige] Nojima-san–who are involved with the remake–were also involved with the original Final Fantasy,” he added. “We were the people who created it, so in that sense, we don’t think anything is untouchable. That isn’t to say we’re changing everything!”
“Final Fantasy VII Remake” will be released as an exclusive for the PlayStation 4.