Today, Epic Games announced in a press release sent to DualShockers that the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remaster by Square Enix uses Unreal Engine 4 at its core.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase accompanied the press release with a comment:
“We realize how special FINAL FANTASY VII is to fans, and we place our trust in Unreal Engine 4 technology and tools to help deliver this long-awaited remake, crafted for modern platforms. Working with the team at Epic and having their support throughout this process was invaluable and we’re excited to bring the product of that collaboration to long-time fans and newcomers to the series.”
Epic Games Japan Territory Manager Taka Kawasaki also commented:
“We’re humbled that Square Enix has chosen Unreal Engine 4 to recreate one of the world’s most beloved video games of all time. It is a joy to work with the talented developers behind the franchise, and this marks an unforgettable moment in Unreal Engine history.”
This is cetainly interesting, especially considering that Kingdom Hearts III went the same route before. It also seems to confirm that Square Enix wants to move towards the release of the game relatively quickly.