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Co-Director Toriyama made the decision to make VII Remake's soundtrack dynamic and modern

Co-Director Toriyama made the decision to make VII Remake's soundtrack dynamic and modern

Written by Brayden — 10 Apr 2020

Square Enix has released Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake – Episode 4: Music and Sound Effects and in it producer Yoshinori Kitase has revealed that it was co-director Motomu Toriyama who made the decision to change the soundtrack to a style where the music dynamically shifts.

Kitase explained his original ideas for the soundtrack included one song for a scene, one for a battle etc in a more traditional approach. But they ended up agreeing that it would feel outdated for modern players.

So Toriyama made the decision to change the soundtrack to a style where the music dynamically shifts to seamlessly fit with the action and direction of the story.

Kitase also revealed Toriyama oversaw the staging and dramatic direction.

The video also sees Keiji Kawamori (Music Supervisor), Mitsuto Suzuki (Composer) and Masashi Hamauzu (Composer) talk about their work on the soundtrack, reworking tracks from the original, composing all new pieces and more.

While Makoto Ise (Sound Director) also talks about the making of the game's sound effects with some behind the scenes footage.

You can check it out below.