At E3 2015 Square Enix took to the stage with their own press conference where numerous titles were revealed and discussed.
However, Final Fantasy VII remake is something that the series fans were too delighted to hear about since it has been something many of us wanted.
The original game was released long ago in January 1997, so why exactly are they remaking it after 18 long years? If you were wondering the same, Tetsuya Nomura has discussed the issue and explained why now.
The availability of these three key members finally aligned, and we were able to see a window in which we can start the production with these creators. It made it possible for us to move forward with the project. In terms of why we made the announcement at this timing, it’s because there are more and more titles being announced out of Square Enix on the PlayStation 4 platform. We figured it would be a good boost to our portfolio as well, to encourage that Square Enix is bringing out more titles on the PlayStation 4.
He added that the discussion about remaking Final Fantasy VII “came up and went away” in the past for so long that it was almost an ongoing discussion now.
Nomura says that it is a large title with regards to the production as well as the expectations of the fans and that he was looking forward to completing it as soon as possible.
If you didn’t know already, Nomura has also hinted that the Final Fantasy VII remake might get some story changes by saying that it will not be a simple remake.