Final Fantasy VII Remake finally has a release date and while it might feel unreal now, keep in mind that this is just the first part in the series which means it won’t cover the full story from the original game.
Final Fantasy VII Remake series producer Yoshinori Kitase has explained the length of the first part in a new statement that was posted on Twitter and translated by the fine folks over at Reddit. In this statement, Kitase confirms that the game that will be out in March 2020 will only cover the story until the Escape from Midgar.
“Good day everyone, I’m Kitase, the producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake, ” says Kitase in his new statement. “There had been a raging wave of developments related to Final Fantasy VII Remake, from the sudden announcement in May, the release date reveal in an orchestra concert held in Los Angeles on June 9, and a playable demo at E3. But I’d be glad if all of our fans are delighted with the many surprises after waiting for so long.”
“In doing a remake, what we first emphasized was to depict Midgar, which symbolized the world setting of the original Final Fantasy 7 the most, in a charming way. We newly redesigned the interior structure of Midgar, and added new episodes as well as depictions of the daily lives of citizens who live there. Ultimately, just by depicting the story until the original’s Escape From Midgar, we already reached a huge capacity with a pack of 2 Blu-ray discs, which should have enough density and volume for the world setting and storyline.”
“To go along with that, we have optimized character growths and boss monster placements for this game, completely reconstructing it as a single standalone game, which we think will have become a title worth playing enough. We plan to develop the Final Fantasy 7 remake project into multiple titles in the future, but we hope you will look forward to the release of the first title, Final Fantasy 7Remake, on March 3, 2020.”
The official statement shared by Yoshinori Kitase should clear any confusion surrounding this upcoming Remake. It is not really a Remake as much as it is a reimaging of the core Final Fantasy VII story. Every aspect of the game has been expanded in such a way that it will feel like a full experience.