Final Fantasy VII Remake's Development Is Going Well According to Yoshinori Kitase

Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase mentions that development of one of the most anticipated upcoming JRPGs is proceeding smoothly.

January 10, 2018

During a massive New Year group interview published on the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu, Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase gave a small update on the title.

Kitase-san mentioned that the game’s development is going well. Asked his goal for 2018, he explained that about the remake he’d like to work on “comfort,” also playing on words by mentioning that on a personal level hopes to take it easy (using the same word, “raku” which means “ease” or “comfort”) if possible.

Additionally, Final Fantasy Brand Manager Shinji Hashimoto, also pointed out that this year he is looking forward to E3, and that his goal is to increase the excitement for each game in development among the fans. Keep in mind that he did not specifically talk about the Final Fantasy VII Remake, so interpret it as you will.


We haven’t heard much lately about the game, besides a small update last summer by Tetsuya Nomura, and a few comments on how he works on it and on Kingdom Hearts III at the same time. Back in May, Square Enix brought the development back in-house, after having worked with Cyberconnect2 at the beginning of the project.

The Final Fantasy VII Remake has been officially announced only for PS4 at the moment and does not have a release window.

Giuseppe Nelva

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