The Final Fantasy VII Remake has been in development for a while in collaboration with Fukuoka-based developer CyberConnect2, but apparently Square Enix decided to move everything back in-house, as mentioned by recently-appointed Project Lead Naoki Hamaguchi, who recently has been working on Mobius: Final Fantasy.
Hamaguchi-san confirmed in a livestream his new role, while clarifying that he won’t leave his previous post on Mobius. He also explained that the project will be moved to internal development in the future, including full production and quality assurance. The reason behind the decision is to retain full control on quality within a stable schedule.
Directed by Tetsuya Nomura and produced by Yoshinori Kitase, Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced during Sony’s press briefing at E3 2015, with the first footage shown at PlayStation Experience the same year. For the moment, PS4 is the only platform that has been announced.
While at the moment the precise situation of development is unknown, Hamaguchi-san’s wording appears to imply that Square Enix is stepping on the gas pedal of development.
[Thanks for the tip: Bespin Dweller]