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Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be a “multi-part series”

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In news today that has seen forums all across the world pen a few open letters and attempt to get a hashtag or two rolling, it looks Final Fantasy VII Remake will be hitting the PlayStation 4 not as a proper four-disc remaster, but in the form of a “multi-part series”. So sayeth Square Enix and a press release straight out of the PlayStation Experience, where new footage for the highly-anticipated remake was shown off.

Actually, let’s look at that footage first. For anyone that has been watching the development of Final Fantasy XV or happens to own the wonderfully underrated Crisis Core on the PSP, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is going to look a tad bit familiar:

Right, gripping stuff and all that. I especially like how this prequel game to Final Fanasy 7: Advent Children is shaping up then. BUT, here’s the rub: There’s no way that the entire Final Fantasy 7 experience will be released in one go, especially when you factor in the new CGI visuals. Something which Square Enix confirmed in their PSX press release:

During this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new trailer for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.

I’m not surprised. Not in the least bit. Final Fantasy VII is a ridiculously massive game, even after almost twenty years since the original was released on the very first PlayStation. Square Enix went for broke during the development of Final Fantasy VII, pouring all manner of resources into the project. If it had failed, this would have been the actual final Final Fantasy game ever made. But it didn’t, and Final Fantasy VII sold gangbusters. Naturally, completely remaking the game and layering all the modern-day enhancements on top of it, is going to take some time.

Also, you better start saving up for the season pass to get all the Final Fantasy 7 episodes.

Last Updated: December 7, 2015


  1. LOLOLOLOLOL @ the Open letter on Gaf. OMG that post was super funny…My God…the internet is annoying today…I think people need to calm down and wait for more info.


  2. WitWolfy

    December 7, 2015 at 07:50

    And all the hype I had for this game is dead… Thought it was too god to be true.


  3. Hammersteyn

    December 7, 2015 at 07:50

    So now it’s not just Hitman they are chopping up into pieces? Most people will buy piece by piece. I want the whole cake


    • WitWolfy

      December 7, 2015 at 07:59

      Lets give it up until the end of the gen.. Maybe we’ll have the complete game then.. Or heck lets wait till the PS5 and get the Ultimate edition!!!


    • Ir0nseraph

      December 7, 2015 at 08:09

      I just hope an episode isn’t priced at a full game’s price.


      • WitWolfy

        December 7, 2015 at 08:12

        Dont give them ideas now!!! Is it just me or is this gen starting to feel like the most hollow gen EVER? By that I mean; MT here.. Broken game there.. Incomplete game sold in chapter around the corner.. Its really starting to show.


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 7, 2015 at 07:59

    She looks a lot like my operator.


    • Jan Prins

      December 7, 2015 at 08:20

      Reminds me of a Modern Talking song I loved as a kid. Mainly because my crush loved it. Sigh. Impressionable youth and all that…


  5. Ottokie

    December 7, 2015 at 08:25

    I should not have watched that trailer…le sigh


  6. Mr_Pops

    December 7, 2015 at 09:09

    I really like the look of it. The thing that worries me from the episodic structure is that I was kind of assuming that this would be an open world game. Will the episodic nature mean that they’re just going to move us from location to location with nothing connecting it? Because exploring the world was a big part of ff7. It was always linear with the illusion of freedom. I hope that they dont take that away. I like the look of the battle system though, it seems like an earlier iteration of FFXV’s, where you could still control the entire party.


  7. Cloud

    December 7, 2015 at 10:00

    The Witcher 3 is a much bigger game… and that wasn’t released as 3 broken up mini games was it. No excuse. A 3-part hack n slash?? My god SE what planet are you on? Not one that gets my money that’s for sure. Who the hwll asked for this?


    • Mr_Pops

      December 7, 2015 at 11:10

      I’m not sure that its entirely fair to say that The Witcher 3 is much bigger. It makes the assumption that the scope of the remake will be the same as the original. Scaled up to modern expectations FF7 would be a huge game. Take a look at the estimated map size of FFXV as a reference point: http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/09/01/final-fantasy-xv-map-size-potentially-revealed-its-roughly-an-enormous-780-square-miles/

      Added to that the FF7 locales would be quite complex in HD, most places would have to be a lot bigger to be believable. FF7 would be a massive game its remade form, I don’t doubt that. I just hope that the episodic thing doesn’t end up leaving us with only a set of locations and no world connecting it all.


  8. oVg SOmaNY games

    December 7, 2015 at 10:06

    dafuq? They are making a FF7 remake.



    • RinceThis

      December 7, 2015 at 10:18

      I cannot watch this anymore, I am crying with laughter…


  9. DragonSpirit009

    December 7, 2015 at 10:06

    So trying to hide this stupid grin on my face after watching that vid!!


  10. RinceThis

    December 7, 2015 at 10:14

    This can GITFS


  11. oVg

    December 7, 2015 at 10:59

    I KNEW IT. Back when I was defending Hideo for not allowing Konami to turn MGSV into episodic content. You can see its obvious that MGSV was to be sold off in pieces hence the demo that was $40 and mission structure.

    Back then I told everybody to expect Square to follow. They did. They are going to milk this game into curdled cheese.

    They have had 20 years to decide how to fcuk up this game. Let the milking commence.

    This is not a TellTale game Square.


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