Final Fantasy VII Remake’s first part to only cover Midgar, even developers don’t know how many parts there will be
We all know that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released in multiple parts, and they showed off the first part during E3. And from the looks of it, we now know what the first chapter of the game will cover… Midgar!
Now, in the original game, the Midgar part was kinda short, but that also means that the Remake may or may not extend the gameplay part of that chapter. As for how big the entire game’s story will be, FF7 remake producer, Yoshinori Kitase, recently sat down with Gamespot to talk about it.
“We can’t reveal that many details about this, but just to give you a bit of background on it, before we actually started working on this, we knew obviously it was going to be a large amount of content,” Kitase said through a translator during a preview session with journalists. “To do the whole story was going to be huge. And then when we actually did start planning out the plot for the first game, it hit us again that this is going to be a huge amount of content.
“At that point, we decided we’re going to focus this game on Midgar and what happened in Midgar,” he continued. “And unfortunately, we can’t say anything more about the future games after that, because we don’t know ourselves, really. We really are still fleshing out that process and fleshing out what we’re going to do for the second game in the project, and what kind of story is going to be in that, so we really can’t tell you.”
And speaking of Kitase, he also revelealed during a a closed-door meeting at E3 that the development team is now currently planning the scope of the second game. He also admitted that they still don’t know how many parts the entire game will consist of. In an interview with Kotaku, he says:
“When we started out planning the plot for the first game … we decided we were going to focus first game on Midgar and what happens in Midgar. Unfortunately we can’t say anything more about the future games, because we don’t know ourselves.”
The first part of the game will be released for the PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. Tetsuya Nomura is returning as Final Fantasy VII Remake’s director, as well as the character designer. And from the looks of things, the designs ain’t as blocky or “sharp” as the originals, if you know what I mean.
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