Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Be Episodic

by on December 7, 2015

Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake will be episodic it was revealed following the showing of the game’s brand new trailer at PlayStation Experience.

A press release by Square Enix following the conference confirms that the game will be released in chapters, as reported by Eurogamer: “Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience,” the publisher stated.

The remake is being developed by CyberConnect 2, the studio behind the .hack series and Naruto titles. In an interview with Dengeki Online (translated by Gematsu), Square Enix said that they had to make the remake episodic in order to prevent anything being cut.

“If we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarised,” director Tetsuya Nomura said. “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.”

“As you can see in the trailer, we showed Sector 1 and Sector 8,” said producer Yoshinori Kitase, “but in those areas alone, I think you can see a lot of density. When you’re remaking the entirety of the original version in that quality, it’s not possible to fit it all in one release.”

Final Fantasy VII Remake is expected to be released some time next year. The original FFVII is currently available for purchase on the PlayStation Store.