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Final Fantasy VII Remake producer didn't want to make the same game again

Emma Clark

Published 14/12/2015 | 09:20

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a complete remake rather than a HD port and producer Yoshinori Kitase has addressed fears that fans might have.

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Final Fantasy fans will be all too aware that the upcoming PlayStation 4 remake is not just a HD remaster; it will completely overhaul the game's mechanics, world, and story.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase has since broken his silence as to why the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be the way it is and tried to address fan fears in the process. In a blog post, one of the reasons he gave was that he wasn't sure if he wanted to spend years making the same game again.

But on a broader level, he said, "With Final Fantasy VII Remake, we have the opportunity to go beyond the story, world and experience of Final Fantasy VII in ways we've always dreamed of - from the depths of Midgar to the skies above the Planet. The multi-part format enables us to expand the original story and turn it into an epic experience for fans and new gamers alike."

Rather than being spread out over multiple discs as the original was, Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released in multiple parts. This, Kitase explains, means that the team doesn't have to cut parts of the game and release a condensed version of Final Fantasy VII.

"I hope that by explaining a little more about our design decisions that you can appreciate the size of this project and what we have planned for this remake. Going beyond the scale and depth of the world, narrative and gameplay from the original to deliver something that feels familiar yet new. As I said before, we like delivering surprises," he concluded.

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