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Kitase reveals they don't know themselves how many games VII Remake will be

Kitase reveals they don't know themselves how many games VII Remake will be

Written by Brayden — 12 Jun 2019

It's been in development for over five years but producer Yoshinori Kitase has honestly answered when asked how how many games Final Fantasy VII Remake will consist of stating they "don't know" themselves.

“Before we actually started working on this, we knew it was going to be a large amount of content,” Kitase said. “When we started out planning the plot for the first game, it hit us again... at that point 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.”

Kitase was also asked if he expects the other games in the Final Fantasy VII Remake series to be developed faster, but unfortunately he said he does not expect the development period to be "dramatically shorter".

Square Enix later clarified to Game Informer that they expect development on the second game to be more efficient but Kitase never it wouldn't be, he simply said he didn't expect it to be massively shorter, admitting some things would be easier.

Whatever way you look at things it's worrying, the project has already taken over 5 years and they still aren't sure how long it will take and how many games it will end up being despite it being a remake of something some of them literally made over two decades ago.

They have also admitted themselves multiple times that Final Fantasy VII Remake is taking up the staff and resources of a new mainline game and as such is preventing them from doing what many of them want to do in a Final Fantasy X-3 which would bring a conclusion to the story that was continued by the infamous novella and audio drama released in 2013 written by scenario writer Kazushige Nojima and conceived by him and character designer Tetsuya Nomura.

Kitase also said in 2017 he is keeping a remake of Final Fantasy VI "pending for now" despite requests from company staff, journalists and fans.

All the while, the only major single-player Final Fantasy game released for consoles since Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII at the end of 2013 is Final Fantasy XV at the end of 2016. And other than Final Fantasy VII Remake there is currently no new single-player Final Fantasy games announced for consoles.

Source: Kotaku