Final Fantasy VII Remake Officially Beyond ‘Early Concept Stages’
Those looking forward to Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake were understandably surprised when the title didn’t show up at the Japanese publisher’s E3 2018 presentation. With the recent dispelling of some rumors suggesting that we wouldn’t be getting our hands on the title until 2023, it was almost expected that we would see a glimpse of new content during E3. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case, though game director Tetsuya Nomura was kind enough to provide a much-needed update on the status of the game.
In a recent interview with IGN, Nomura revealed that the Final Fantasy VII Remake is, finally, out of concept stages. “It’s not just in the early concept stages,” Nomura said. “We are actually in development. So right now, I’ve been putting 100 percent into Kingdom Hearts and 100 percent into Final Fantasy VII and 100 percent into Kingdom Heartst and going back and forth.”
Quite frankly that sounds awful, and anyone putting that much work into multiple projects would burn out before long. That said, Nomura doesn’t seem to mind. “I don’t get fatigued by that at all,” he explained.
It’s really fun for me to do. I actually don’t like human relationships more than just work, so I just want to focus on work and creating things if I don’t have to deal with human relationships. It’s actually a little bit easier for me to do than not working.”
Tetsuya Nomura then brought it back to the fans, reminding both us – and himself – that he can’t do it without us. “I do need fans to play my games, to be able to create it, and so fans are definitely a factor to motivate me to keep going,” he said. Hopefully with the development of Kingdom Hearts 3 wrapping up soon, he’ll have more time to focus on the Final Fantasy VII Remake, and maybe get some sleep. In the meantime, here’s everything we know about the game.
Kingdom Hearts 3 releases on January 29, 2019. The release date for Final Fantasy VII Remake is TBD.
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