PSX 2015 had plenty to show for what is in store for the PS4 in 2016 and beyond. Personal beliefs aside, Final Fantasy VII Remake information really stole the show from a gameplay trailer getting released to more info on how the game is being developed. Probably the most surprising bit of information is how the game is going to be released. Thanks to Telltale Games popularizing episodic videogames Square Enix followed suit with a new IP, Life is Strange. The Japan-based company is not stopping there, though. The Final Fantasy VII Remake is confirmed to be released in multiple parts. I quote, “[Final Fantasy VII Remake will be] told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.”
You know, this may actually be incredibly clever on Enix’s part. The original game was on three discs. They may release the game as if it was on those three discs. If that is what ends up happened, well played Square Enix.
This is all that was announced, and there is no price or release window for part one, let alone how much content each part will hold.
PS: I am not a fan of Final Fantasy VII, the announcement of the remake made me groan in disbelief. Sony must be desperate as is Square Enix to pull something like this. I have always been strongly against the game mainly because other than the visuals, it was nothing special. I have always stood firmly on the belief that if the game was to get remade, they would have to update the combat (which Enix has chosen to do), add voice acting, and change the visuals (obviously). Doing so, the game will be nothing like the original. It won’t be the game that so many fans remember fondly. They’ll praise the visuals but resent the combat (even though FF7’s combat is hideously outdated by today’s standards). I can’t deny that it doesn’t look cool, but I am not holding my breath. Remember, we are dealing with a company that is “developing” Final Fantasy Versus XIII…uh…Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III.
You can check out the gameplay trailer below.