No need to panic just yet.
A recent Famitsu interview with Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Hitase is raising negative buzz regarding the potential development status and release date of this much-anticipated remake, as certain answers may’ve implied the game will be skipping console generations. However, this may not be the case, as the conclusions reached may involve extrapolation from certain sources. What exactly’s going on?
Well, the interview touches upon certain subjects such as its current progress (slow, but they currently see the “line of quality that we’re aiming for”), which was taken by at least one news site to mean production hasn’t actually started. When compounded upon by the following question/answer, it gets more than a little worrisome.
Should the production be prolonged due to being in multiple titles, will the rest of the titles maintain the quality from the first?
Kitase: With the quality line set in place, it’s our duty to carry on and protect it until the very end without having any disturbances for the episodes under production. But of course as we advance through the episodes, it’ll only be natural to have quality that is fitting for the next generation [of when the episode releases].
Those familiar with the wait periods for other big-budget Square-Enix titles such as Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 shouldn’t be surprised Final Fantasy VII Remake will be taking forever to come out, especially since it’ll be divided into episodic releases. However, there’s no basis to confirm the remake isn’t underway: after all, didn’t we get a gameplay trailer just this past E3? Furthermore, many are also questioning the translation quality; while many may be worried the above answer implies the remake will be skipping console, at least one Japanese-literate NeoGAF member claims the original interview doesn’t mention the word “generation” at all.
Regardless, there’s no getting around the inevitable wait for the FFVII remake. However, the interview in question mentions the development team is considering supplements for the in-between gaps for episodes, although no specifics were given.
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