Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Rebirth could have become a dilogy as well

Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Rebirth could have become a dilogy as well


from Susan Brown
The cat is out of the bag: for the anniversary of Final Fantasy 7, the original, the people in charge of Square Enix have announced that the remake project will include a total of three games. Remake is out, Rebirth is expected in winter 2023. There is a simple reason why a trilogy was not announced from the start: the remake project could have simply been a dilogy.

Final Fantasy 7 is 25 years old, and that’s why those responsible for the anniversary live stream not only announced a remaster of Crisis Core – Final Fantasy 7 – which carries the addition Reunion, but also the second part of the remake project. After Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is now in the works and should conquer the Playstation 5 from winter 2023. The project will include three games in total, but you should be able to play them as stand-alone games without much prior knowledge.

But why the people at Square Enix and around game producer Yoshinori Kitase didn’t say from the start that FF7Remake would be a trilogy is simple, as creative director Tetsuya Nomura and Kitase explain in an interview with the writers of Famitsu (via VideoGamesChronicle.com): The project could also have been a dilogy, i.e. it could have consisted of two parts.

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In the interview, Nomura confirms that he saw the remake project as a trilogy right from the start. “I was originally planning a trilogy, but Kitase suggested exploring the possibility of a two-part series,” he is quoted as saying. Kitase comments, “That’s one of the many ideas that came up. At the beginning of the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it was difficult to see how many hours of work and what kind of development cycle it would take, but once we were done, we were able to understand the man-hours needed and the schedule, so I actually thought there might be a way to finish the original story in the next game.”

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