According to producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura, it seems as if there will be more Final Fantasy VII Remake games. And speaking of more parts, a new interview that Ultimania published reveals the first and second parts might turn into a trilogy.
Thanks to website videogameschronicle.com, we learn that the ride that is Final Fantasy VII Remake won’t be ending soon if Kitase and Nomura’s words hold any weight.
Before jumping into what the producer and director of Final Fantasy VII Remake have to say, work on the second part is already underway as we speak. As of this writing, we haven’t heard word on when the second game will release, but Square Enix wants to release it ASAP.
Now that you’re up to date on the JRPG, the publication site reveals Ultimania asking the game’s producer about the total number of parts. Kitase’s response lies below:
“We have a rough idea, but haven’t exactly decided yet. It’s not something we can definitively say. The widespread speculation seems to be that it’ll be a trilogy.”
The Ultimania would then shift its focus on Nomura and ask him how things are going with the next part. Nomura’s answer sits right here:
“That depends on how many parts there are. If divided into bigger parts it will take a bit of time, and if into smaller parts we will be able to release it in a shorter span. Personally, I’d like to release it sooner.”
Nomura continues and says that future episodic titles could focus on smaller sections of the original game so that the team might be able to release each part faster. Although this contradicts Kitase’s earlier take back on March 2nd, 2020, regarding games/parts in the project having a volume of content compared to a “standalone Final Fantasy title,” Nomura notes:
“If we divide the story into large parts, it’ll take longer to make. If we divide it into more detailed smaller sections, then developing it will be faster. I hope to release the next one ASAP.”
It’s unclear if these “smaller” parts will arrive on multiple discs or if they’ll run at full retail price, but right now, Nomura wants development on the second part to be over and done with as quickly as possible.
Lastly, Final Fantasy VII Remake is out now for PS4.