'Final Fantasy VII Remake' To Be A Multi-Part Series, Square Enix Clarifies What That Means

Joseph Bradford

Yesterday, the internet was abuzz with news that Final Fantasy VII Remake would be an episodic release. Quickly fans began to predict the worst for the game, as the idea of Final Fantasy VII being split up and sectioned off seemed to be something they wouldn't enjoy. This was all prompted by the reporting of a few lines in Square Enix's press release, detailing the gameplay reveal at Playstation Experience for Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Many have taken that line to mean that the game will be episodic, much like is seen with the Telltale games and the business model that Square Enix's upcoming Hitman game seems to follow. The internet did not seem pleased, and Final Fantasy VII fans can out in droves to defend the game and let their voices be heard.

I reached out to Square Enix for comment and clarification on what the press release was saying about Final Fantasy VII Remake being a "multi-part series." Square Enix has provided the following response.

"[A multi-part series] means instead of concluding in one entry, multiple entries are being considered in development. Each entry will have its own unique story. As a gaming experience, each entry will have the volume of content equal to a full-sized game."

So each entry will be the size of a full-sized game and will have its own unique story. This looks like Final Fantasy VII Remake might be taking the route that Square Enix used with Final Fantasy XIII, and its sequels. In an interview with Dengeki Online, translated by Gematsu, director Tetsuya Nomura said that if they didn't split up Final Fantasy VII Remake into multiple parts, they would have to "cut parts" to make it work.

Whatever your feeling about the Final Fantasy VII Remake, it'll be interesting to see how this release model plays out moving forward. What are your thoughts about the multi-part Final Fantasy VII Remake release? Sound off in the comments below.

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