Square Enix has clarified the episodic structure about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. While we already know it is going to be episodic, most were afraid that it would be a bunch of short games in a money grab. Square Enix has clarified since then. Stating that it will be comprised of multiple, full-sized games instead of a series of smaller episodes.
“This reimagined epic will be the next core Final Fantasy instalment–or rather, instalments,” Game Informer’s writer states. “When the project was first announced, people were confused by its multi-part nature, but the goal is to structure it more like Final Fantasy XIII than an episodic series.” Kitase adds: “It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series. In XIII, each instalment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense.”
“Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn’t really make sense if that isn’t encompassed in a multi-part series… So if we’re just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game.”
“I, along with [Tetsuya] Nomura-san and [Kazushige] Nojima-san–who are involved with the remake–were also involved with the original Final Fantasy,” Kitase said. “We were the people who created it, so in that sense, we don’t think anything is untouchable. That isn’t to say we’re changing everything!”
So while the world was worried about short games for us to spend money on, it sounds like we will have hundreds of hours of new and exciting game play to look forward to. I’m excited, and can’t wait for part one to launch. At time of writing, the first entry in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series has not yet been given a release date.