As previously reported, Square Enix are claiming that their Final Fantasy VII Remake was in development before the Final Fantasy VII port. Speaking with Dengeki, director Tetsuya Nomura had a few more words to share about the much anticipated remake.
Dengeki kicked off the interview by expressing their enthusiasm at how Final Fantasy VII could look in its new and evolved form on PlayStation 4, 20 years after its original release.
“I can’t share too much for now, but it won’t be a simple remake,” says Nomura. “If we were to simply just make the graphics look pretty for the new generation consoles, I don’t think it could surpass the original version. If that’s what you wanted, I think it’d be enough to just play the original International version on PlayStation 4, and it would be satisfying enough.”
“We’ve yet to show any screenshots from the game, but it has vastly evolved, so please look forward to it,” Nomura continues. “Again, this time, since the story is being handled by Nojima, that also means that there will be more work added to it, so please look forward to that as well.”
Dengeki points out that at the end of the video, they noticed something about an announcement that will be made this Winter.
“We plan on delivering more information around sometime this winter,” says Nomura. “At the very least, I believe that we will announce the official title, but we’re currently thinking about how much other information we’ll reveal, too.”
“I understand that many of you are waiting with great expectations, but we were finally able to announce it. It will be a little while longer until we can reveal more information, but we’re working hard to be able to meet your expectations. Please look forward to the next announcements,” Nomura concludes.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for PlayStation 4.