Final Fantasy VII Remake has been long in development and no release date has been announced by Square Enix. However, according to the latest job listing for the game, Square Enix is developing the game as an “Action game” instead of an Action RPG.
According to the job listing, Square Enix is looking for a VFX designer to work on Final Fantasy VII remake, which was announced back in 2015.
The listing describes it as “a position that will carry the core of Final Fantasy VII Remake that is being remade as an action game” and “a chance to challenge the world with a new Final Fantasy action”.
What we have seen so far we know that the game will feature action elements like making the combat real-time instead of turn-based combat.
While this might indicate that Square Enix will be ditching the RPG elements for the upcoming Remake.
However, Japanese developers generally refer to Action RPGs as action games, so we might not have to worry that Square Enix will be making the game a pure action game instead of Action RPG.
The game has been in development for quite some time and no release date has been announced for the game. This is partly due to the fact that the game was announced too early during its development.
After all this, one would assume that the game is in development hell. But, the producer has assured fans that the development on the remake is going fine.
Producer Yoshinori Kitas noted that Final Fantasy VII remake development is going smooth and while he didn’t reveal the release date for the game but, noted that there was demand for the game for quite some time but due to some reasons the project was on hold.
Aside from remaking the whole game, Square Enix is remaking it as an episodic adventure which will consist of three episodes in total.
However, a report has been making rounds on the internet suggesting that the first episode will be available by the end of 2019.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development at Square Enix and will launch exclusively for PlayStation 4.