The Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date could be in three years' time. It is due out on PS4
Final Fantasy 7 Remake updates have been hard to come by since Square Enix officially lifted the lid on the title at E3 in 2015.
Since then a few new screenshots and a gameplay trailer have been all that’s been provided to satisfy gamers keen to see more of Cloud, Aeris and Tifa on the PS4.
It had been hoped the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which will be released episodically, could have been released this year to mark Final Fantasy’s 30th anniversary.
However, Square Enix’s boss Yosuke Matsuda has given an update on the game’s development – which may provide disappointing reading for fans.
The CEO and President of the Japanese gaming giant has revealed the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released within “the next three years”. according to Gematsu.
During a financial briefing, Matsuda said when referring to a slide which showed the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 logos: “This slide shows our release lineup for FY2017/3 as well as for FY2018/3 and beyond.
“We plan to launch each of these upcoming titles in the next three years or so.”
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS4 screenshots Thu, April 20, 2017
FINAL Fantasy VII Remake is coming to PS4, although Square Enix is yet to reveal the release date.
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Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4
If the Final Fantasy 7 Remake launches at the upper end of this estimate, 2020, that would be FIVE years after its initial unveiling.
While that long wait may prove sobering for fans eager to jump back into the world of Midgar, it could be worse.
After all, Final Fantasy 15 was released 10 years after development began in 2006.
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In our Final Fantasy 15 review, we rated it as a must have purchase and “one of the best JRPGs since Final Fantasy 7”.
The news about the potential Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date comes as it was revealed development for the title will now be done in-house.
Previously, Square Enix had been working with external studio CyberConnect2 to develop the title.
But now Square Enix will be handling the development of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, according to Kotaku.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake screenshots with Kingdom Hearts 3 Wed, February 15, 2017
New Final Fantasy 7 Remake screenshots revealed alongside Kingdom Hearts 3.
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New Final Fantasy 7 Remake screenshots showing first battle
Square Enix developer Naoki Hamaguchi tackled the topic during a recent stream, and said it was a “sensitive subject.”
He said: “I’ve taken over the development side of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
“Up until now, development has progressed by receiving external collaboration, but from here on out, with production and quality in mind, we’re shifting to our in-house organisation.
“This company decision was made wanting to control quality as well as keeping the schedule stable.”
The revelations comes as Siliconera reported that Square Enix has posted job listings for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake – saying they were “urgently” looking for staff.