Square Enix Acknowledges How Long It’s Taken For FFVII Remake, Says Second Game Will Be ‘More Efficient’

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The fans of the Final Fantasy series had to wait four years for concrete information about the Final Fantasy VII Remake to be revealed, but it seems that they won't have as long to wait for the next game in the series to be released.

Yoshinori Kitase spoke to a representative of the Final Fantasy VII Remake Twitter page at E3 2019 and divulged some new information about the series going forward. According to Kitase, the next Final Fantasy VII Remake title won't be in development for as long as the first part, as most of the framework for the series has already been completed with the first game.

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Kitase also revealed that the plans for the second game are already underway, but that the development team is currently focused on finishing the first game in order to ensure that it hits its March release date. Kitase confirmed that the first game will take place solely within Midgar, but its length will be that of a full game, as the Midgar section at the beginning of Final Fantasy VII only encompassed a few hours.

Final Fantasy VII Remake was first shown at Sony's press conference during E3 2o15, in what is often regarded as one of the most exciting moments in the history of the event. The producers of Final Fantasy VII Remake have since admitted that they might have shown it too soon, as four years passed with barely any news about the game being released.

The release date for the Final Fantasy VII Remake is less than a year away and the extended gameplay footage that was shown at E3 2019 has fans excited. The fact that the first part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake is taking place during the early stages of the original game suggests that fans might have to wait a long time before the remake series is completed, by which point it might see a collected release on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released for the PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020.

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