Square Enix just sent a press release to DualShockers mentioning that the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a “multi-part series.” Below you can read the relevant text:
“During this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new trailer for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.“
That’s a pretty surprising approach, even if we still have to understand exactly what it means, what kind of unique experiences the development team intends to offer, and the reasons behind this development and publishing choice.
One possibility that comes to mind, is that an episodic approach will allow Square Enix to get the game in our hands faster, instead of waiting for the full thing to be completed before releasing it.
In the meanwhile, with the same press release we also got two official screenshots from the game, which you can see below and at the bottom of the post.