It isn’t rare to see Square Enix work with other developers for work on big titles as we’ve seen in Final Fantasy XV, but it’s been revealed that they’re shifting to an internal development focus for Final Fantasy VII Remake. [Thanks, FF-Reunion.]
The information comes from a recent two-year anniversary live stream event for Mobius Final Fantasy, where its project leader Naoki Hamaguchi, who was also recently revealed as the project lead for Final Fantasy VII Remake, shared the following comment:
“Information is already out there on the Internet, but it’s been decided that I’ll be in charge of the development side for Final Fantasy VII Remake. As for the process (it’s a sensitive topic), until now we’ve been going forward with the game’s development with help from the outside, but the company has decided to shift to an internal structure for mass production and quality. The reason we’re doing this is to have a stable schedule and to be in control of its quality.
Check out our previous report for core staff recruitment messages from Naoki Hamaguchi as well as Business Division 1 executive Yoshinori Kitase and Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura. In related news, Square Enix recently stated that it may take up to “three years or so” for the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development for PlayStation 4.