Tetsuya Nomura Says Final Fantasy VII Remake Is Progressing Well

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Final Fantasy VII Remake was first announced back in 2015 with third-party studio CyberConnect2 handling development. Last year, development was moved in-house at Square Enix. Tetsuya Nomura says things are going well.

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Earlier this year, there was a Japanese job listing for “core members” for the remake.

In a recent Famitsu interview, Nomura briefly discussed Final Fantasy VII Remake, mentioning mistaken information about the game’s development. Famitsu clarified whether or not this mistake info was a report that stated Final Fantasy VII Remake development had not progressed and that it would begin in earnest after Kingdom Hearts III.

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“That was not official info,” Nomura told Famitsu. “As I said at E3, development is progressing favorably.” However, he went on to say that Square Enix’s PR is currently focused on KHIII, but after that, it will focus on Final Fantasy VII Remake so he asked folks not to worry and to wait a bit more.

If Final Fantasy VII Remake’s development is progressing well, I wonder how Nomura thinks the development of, say, KHIII went...

See you in 2028, Final Fantasy VII Remake!

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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My guess is that we’ll see the remake sometime around 2020/2021—and that legions of fans will cry out at every little change made from the original PSX release, because by god, they wanted a remake, but they wanted an experience that reminds them of the experience their rose-colored nostalgia goggles tells them they had.

...it’ll be great popcorn fodder, at the very least.