Final Fantasy VII was one of the biggest surprises from E3, it was something fans talked about for a long time and wanted Square to work on.
Finally, Sony announced it as a timed console exclusive for PS4, alongside a new trailer for the game.
At the event, we weren’t given a look at gameplay and it was assumed that it is going to take a while before we’ll see something in-game; which made sense considering that the remake is being made from the ground up. However, it looks like Square Enix has put in extra effort to make sure Final Fantasy VII releases as soon as possible.
Some gameplay was shown back at PSX earlier this month and it looks like development is on the right track. On top of the that, Square Enix has just revealed that the first part of Final Fantasy VII is now complete. The company revealed this in an interview with Famitsu.
Square Enix is releasing the game as a multi-parts title. Meaning there won’t be one epic adventure, instead, it’ll be divided into pieces. If I understand correctly, the first part of chapter is now complete and may released in a short while.
There are some concerns over Square Enix going with episodic approach, but they found it as the best way to handle its development. Otherwise, they would have to cut down on the content to fit into one title.
Nomura: If we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarized. 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.”
We can expect more details to arrive once the full interview goes live.