Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Let Players Explore The Upper Layer Of Midgar

Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Let Players Explore The Upper Layer Of Midgar

As one would no doubt expect given the scope of the game, the Final Fantasy VII Remake will feature all new explorable locations within Midgar, the city where the breadth of the first game of the remake series takes place. While this fact in itself is fairly obvious, it looks like we’ll also be getting a much better look at the upper layers of the city, something that was only lightly touched upon in the original Final Fantasy VII.

In a recent video interview with Tetsuya Nomura, the Final Fantasy VII Remake co-director spoke about how his desire to have been able to explore the upper parts of the city in the original game helped lead to his decision to include more of the upper city in the remake.” You travel through the slums quite a lot, but it didn’t really feel like we used the upper city all that much, and I thought we should have done that,” Nomura says of the original game. “Of course, you do go back to Midgar later and see some different scenes there, but I felt it would be nice if we could see more of the upper layer in the earlier part of the story. I thought it would be good to open up some of the locations, so players could explore more of those places that they wanted to see when they played the original. People wanted to go into this building or see that facility. So I think you will get even more of a feel for Midgar than you did the first time.”

It’ll be interesting to see what exactly the Square Enix team has planned for the upper parts of the city, as very little as actually explored during the original game. Thankfully we’ve less than 20 days to go, as the Final Fantasy VII Remake is slated to release on April 10, 2020 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

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Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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