The controversy surrounding Final Fantasy VII Remake Episodic release doesn’t seem to die down. Square Enix were asked to clarify the details regarding the decision and they accepted the demand and put forward their vision, but it seems like instead of clearing all the doubts of Final Fantasy fans the response created more confusion. To make their stand clearer behind the episodic release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase has shared a new message to Final Fantasy community.
Kitase stated that many fans were able to understand our earlier message on the episodic release of the FF7 Remake pretty clear, but those who are still in dilemma, if development team tries to get the original game into one remake then there will be many cuts in terms of content and scale, and the end product will be a condensed version of Final Fantasy VII. Here is what the message from Kitase reads:
“One thing that we wanted to be clear about during this weekend to accompany the new trailer was the scale of this project. We wanted to tell you this now and not in the future so that you’d share our vision for what we want to deliver.
The biggest reason why we haven’t done a remake until now is because it’s a massive undertaking to reconstruct FINAL FANTASY VII from the ground up with the current technology. Producing a proper HD remake of FINAL FANTASY VII that maintains the same feeling of the density of the original would result in a volume of content that couldn’t possibly fit into one instalment.
We’ve seen everyone’s comments and reactions to the news that FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be a multi-part series and many have speculated correctly as to the reason why we have made this decision. If we were to try to fit everything from the original into one remake instalment, we would have to cut various parts and create a condensed version of FINAL FANTASY VII. We knew none of you would have wanted that.”
Do you support Square Enix on the episodic release of Final Fantasy VII Remake? Share your opinion with us in our feature: Final Fantasy VII Remake: Is Dev Playing With Fire By Revamping Gameplay And Episodic Release?