Final Fantasy VII Remake Dev Hints At Cross-Gen Release
Final Fantasy VII Remake has been shown, after a long wait, at the E3 2019 Square Enix media briefing, and as someone would say it was breathtaking. The bad news is that episodes outside of the first part releasing in March 2020 could take a long while before they drop.
We reported about Yoshinori Kitase, producer, not knowing about how many episodes there would be after the first, which is a crazy thing to think about since you'd hope for certain things to be considered before embarking on such a big and bold project of an episodic remake.
By the way, with Final Fantasy VII Remake's part one releasing in the same year of PlayStation 5 (and Project Scarlett) you could almost take for granted that the next chapters will be compatible with the next generation consoles, or be tailored mainly for them, or be even an exclusive of theirs.
CEO Yosuke Matsuda has discussed this topic at E3 2019, sharing that the development team is working on the project considering all this stuff, although he didn't say whether Square Enix is planning on doing a cross-gen release or just making the first episode take advantage of the PS5 backwards compatibility.
"I believe that our teams have made it so that the game will support both the next generation and the current generation of consoles," Matsuda said. "I believe it is being developed so that it is going to be playable on both, so I’m not really concerned about that, and I believe that the fans are also going to be able to enjoy it on both, including the next-generation of consoles."
Again, the situation is slightly weird and hard to comprehend, as you would expect from Square Enix. The most important thing to know now, however, is that Final Fantasy VII Remake is shipping on March 3, 2020.