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Final Fantasy VII Remake now in full development

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The Final Fantasy VII: Remake is arguably the biggest no-show at E3 this year. The game was announced three years ago and we’ve all been anxiously awaiting more information and maybe even a big reveal, but the game was missing at both Sony’s E3 Press Conference as well as Square Enix’s Press Conference.

We know that the game will move away from the classic turn-based combat system and offer some new gameplay mechanics, and we also know that it will release in an episodic format. Since the game is going with the episodic format, many fans (including myself) were hoping for a reveal and maybe even a release date for the first episode at this year’s E3.

Unfortunately, the game might still be a long way off, as it has only now been revealed that the game has moved from an early concept stage into full development. This news comes from an IGN E3 interview with game director Tetsuya Nomura.

Tetsuya Nomura told IGN that the Final Fantasy VII Remake is being developed in parallel with Kingdom Hearts 3, another awesome game he is directing. Mr Nomura noted that he is putting a full effort into the Final Fantasy VII Remake when he is not working on Kingdom Hearts 3. Mr Nomura explains:

"It's not just in the early concept stages. We are actually in development. So right now, I've been putting 100 percent into Kingdom Hearts and 100 percent into Final Fantasy 7 and 100 percent into Kingdom Hearts and going back and forth." - Source

If you’ve been following Kingdom Hearts 3, you would have heard the unfortunate news that the game has been delayed until January 2019. It remains to be seen how long after that some more info about the Final Fantasy VII Remake will surface, but at least then the developer will be able to put 100% of its focus on the game we all can’t wait to play.

With two massive undertakings in Kingdom Hearts 3 and the Final Fantasy VII Remake, fans might be worried that fatigue would get to the developer. Mr Nomura addresses this concern, explaining that:

"I don’t get fatigued by that at all. 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.” - Source

That’s awesome to hear, but I, for one, am still a bit concerned that we might not hear anything else about the Final Fantasy VII Remake until well after the release of Kingdom Hearts 3. I guess that means we can put the Final Fantasy VII Remake on our most anticipated list for E3 2019.

Are you looking forward to the Final Fantasy VII Remake? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: IGN

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