News

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Date Confirmed? Game Releasing In Time For 20th Anniversary?

By on

There is a big chance that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date will be set sometime in 2017. Square Enix surprised many when they were able to show a gameplay trailer at PlayStation Experience 2015. It seems that the developer?s new approach with handling Final Fantasy 7 Remake will allow for a shorter development time, possibly enabling them to release the game as early as 2017.

Reasons Why Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Date Will Be In 2017: Unreal Engine 4

The original FF7 game was released for the PlayStation 1 way back in January 31, 1997 and numerous fans are hopeful that the remake will be released in time for its 20th anniversary. While FF games are notably known for its long development period especially Final Fantasy 15?which was revealed back in 2006 but has ?yet to be?released, a 2017 release date for FF7 Remake is possible.

Compared to Final Fantasy 15 which uses the Luminous Engine, the FF7 Remake will be using the tried and tested Unreal Engine 4 to make the game. VG Chartz reported. ?We realize how special Final Fantasy VII is to fans, and we place our trust in Unreal Engine 4 technology and tools to help deliver this long-awaited remake, crafted for modern platforms,? producer Yoshinori Kitase said. ?Working with the team at Epic and having their support throughout this process was invaluable and we?re excited to bring the product of that collaboration to long-time fans and newcomers to the series.?

Help From Experienced Devs

Square Enix will be helped by CyberConnect2 and other companies in developing the game, Destructoid reported. CyberConnect2 is known for developing the animated fighting game series Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm and the RPG series .hack.

Trailer Was Not Pre-Rendered

The FF7 Remake gameplay trailer shown at PS Experience 2015 was not pre-rendered but running ?in-engine in real-time?, DualShockers reported. ?The moment in which the camera pans behind Cloud and Barret after jumping down from the train is where the in-game cinematics transition seamlessly into gameplay,? the report said.

Multi-Part Series

FF7 Remake will also be ?multi-part series?, Kitase said as translated by Gematsu. ?The idea that a remake of Final Fantasy VII would not fit into a single release was there from the very beginning,? Kitase said. ?As you can see in the trailer, we showed Sector 1 and Sector 8, but in those areas alone, I think you can see a lot of density. When you?re remaking the entirety of the original version in that quality, it?s not possible to fit it all in one release.?

Whether this multi-release announcement means that the game will see an episodic release has yet to be confirmed. If Square Enix decides to push-through with an episodic release, the chances of a 2017 Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date will be high.

Director Tetsuya Nomura also gave more details about the ?multi-part-series? plan for the game. ?If we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarized. We?d have to cut some parts, and additional parts would come in few, so rather than remake the game as a full volume, we decided to do multiple parts.?

About the author

To Top