Final Fantasy VII is a role-playing video game developed by Square and published in Japan in 1997. The game follows the story of Cloud Strife, a mercenary who is joining an eco-terrorist organization to bring to an end the activities of a megacorporation controlling the world using the life essence as a source of energy. Using full motion video and 3D computer graphics, Final Fantasy VII has received widespread critical success being considered a technological masterpiece for that time. As per Square Enix, the game sold over 11 million copies worldwide, making it the highest-selling game in the franchise.
It is considered by many the greatest RPG franchise video game of all time winning also many “Game of the Year” awards. This is why it is only natural that when Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced at E3 in 2015 a lot of gamers got very excited.
Latest trailer released during Sony’s May 9 State of Play concluded with a short teaser: “More to come in June.” Many fans took it as a hint that Final Fantasy VII Remake will make an appearance at E3 in June this year. As the company did not release any official statement on the release date we are left with speculations.
In an interview, the Japanese director Tetsuya Nomura said that the game will not be as real-time as Kingdom Hearts. The fans analyzing the latest trailer of the Remake’s gameplay noticed that the combat seems to be similar with the one from before.
A significant change is the release of the game on multiple installments, each one being as big as Final Fantasy XIII in size. As per Yoshinori Kitase, the producer, the game is will be too big to be played on one installment only which is making us think that is going to be made on a huge scale. Square Enix is not the type of game company to release RPGs games in a rush with follow up patches that need to fix their issues, however we do hope that our waiting time is coming close to an end and we will finally get a release date.
Juana loves to cover the tech and gaming industry, she always stays on the first row of CES conference and reports live from there.