Square Enix have today revealed that Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be released as a full game, instead in a ‘multi-part series’.
Having it released in several parts isn’t the worst thing to happen, although I hope that we aren’t waiting several months between each part.
The idea that a remake of Final Fantasy 7 would not fit into a single release was there from the very beginning. We still can’t share more information about its multiple parts, but please look forward to future announcements. As you can see in the trailer, we showed Sector 1 and Sector 8. But in those areas alone, I think you can see a lot of density. When you’re remaking the entirety of the original version in that quality, it’s not possible to fit it all in one release.
Director Tetsuya Nomura also added:
If we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarised. We’d have to cut some parts, and additional parts would come in few, so rather than remake the game as a full volume, we decided to do multiple parts.
Hopefully we will hear more about the remake soon but for now, let us know your thoughts on a multi-part release in the comment section below.