One of the most anticipated games to be announced in recent years is the remake of Final Fantasy 7, long-regarded as one of the greatest games of all time. However, ever since its announcement very little Final Fantasy 7 remake information has been released, and Tetsuya Nomura has explained why in a recent interview.
The reason is a simple one: Square Enix says no. While gag orders from publishers and companies are nothing new, it’s likely that Square Enix has instituted this one in order to prevent any leaks about the game from getting out. Numerous rumors have already been circling that the Final Fantasy 7 remake hasn’t even actually started development yet, and that the game is still in the concept stage despite a trailer appearing at E3 2015.
Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen, but either way unless Square Enix okays the release of any information about the game, we won’t be learning much about its development. All we know is that the game will apparently be split into three parts that will apparently be sold as separate games, but even that information may be inaccurate or outdated.
No other Final Fantasy 7 remake information has been released since then, and ever since the game was confirmed, four other Final Fantasy games have been released: remasterings of Final Fantasy 10, 12, and 9, and the most recent game in the series, Final Fantasy 15 along with all of its DLC.
While Square Enix and Nomura have both said that it’s a heavy burden not being able to share any Final Fantasy 7 remake information with fans, hopefully it’ll all be worth it in the end when the game finally comes out. In the meantime, if you own a Playstation Vita, you can always play the PS One Classics version of Final Fantasy 7 to experience the story again.