Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 Has Already Started Development
While the first Final Fantasy VII Remake title will largely focus on Midgar, the second game is already in the works.
Alongside releasing over 20 new images from Final Fantasy VII Remake earlier today, Square Enix also revealed some new information on the upcoming future installments in the Remake saga.
In a new blog post on Square Enix’s website, director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that the studio has already started development on the second game in the Final Fantasy VII Remake series. “We’ve already begun working on the next one as well, but I’m confident that playing through this title will expand your expectations just like the world that extends beyond Midgar,” Nomura wrote in the post.
Nomura also stated that even though this first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake focuses on Midgar, its size is much larger than many would anticipate. “Even in this Midgar portion alone, the density and volume are so great that I had to give directions to lighten them,” the director said. He also added that there will be new bosses in Remake that weren’t found in the original game.
While it’s not too shocking to hear that Square has already started working on the eventual second game in this long-awaited series, the larger question still remains how many parts the team has planned. As of now, Square Enix hasn’t publicly said how many parts there will be, mainly because they don’t even know themselves. The publisher said earlier this year that it’s still trying to figure out how much content would go into Final Fantasy VII Remake: Part 2, at which point it might become more apparent how many parts in total there will need be.
For now, the first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake is slated to arrive next year on March 3, 2020, and will be released exclusively for PS4. Future installments will then almost assuredly be releasing on next-gen platforms down the road.