When the Final Fantasy VII remake drops next year, we’ll only be getting a restricted portion of the original title. But the love for remasters will be extended beyond the boundaries of Midgar as Square Enix plan to release the remainder of the story in a sequel. And we now know that the team’s attention has already been diverted to that Final Fantasy VII part 2.
Or whatever Square Enix wants to call it officially.
That hopefully means we won’t have to wait too long for the next installment. Although, the whole game on one disc would have been nice. But it does suggest that this unabridged version will be greatly extended compared to the original. And that is always a plus.
The update came from its director, Tetsuya Nomura – which is as reliable as any source is going to get – who said they are already moving their resources to the sequel. But he also emphasised just how expansive the first to be released will be. And by the sounds of it, our expectations will be blown.
Makes a change, eh?
“We’ve already begun working on the next one as well, but I’m confident that playing through this title will expand your expectations just like the world that extends beyond Midgar.”
Unfortunately, what with the PlayStation 5 dropping next year, it’s quite easy to guess that part 2 of this remake will be a next generation title. That means it will be a couple of years, at least, until we get to continue the adventure. And a few years after that again if there’s a third installment. But the promise of an unabridged version, which isn’t a carbon copy of its namesake, sure makes the remake an attractive offer. One that will hopefully set a trend for future re-releases.
Source: Square Enix