Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a hit, and fans love the new take on the 1997 classic. This is just the first part of Cloud and company’s new journey, though, as Final Fantasy 7 Remake 2 and beyond are still on the way.
Obviously, fans can’t help but get giddy over the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake 2, which doesn’t even have a release date yet. As compared to the 1997 classic where fans got the entire game across three CDs in one release, the remake will venture through Cloud’s saga across multiple parts released separately.
Upon the announcement of its episodic structure, fans were worried that the games might release too far in between. However, game director Tetsuya Nomura is planning on making some changes that could shorten the wait time.
Cutting the story into smaller parts
In a comment made on the Japanese Ultimania book, Nomura said that dividing the story into larger parts will make the entire saga longer to make. However, if they are able to divide the story into more detailed smaller parts, then the development process will become faster, thus allowing them to release Final Fantasy 7 Remake 2 and its predecessors ASAP.
Quote from Nomura & Kitase about how many parts the #FF7R will be (slight spoilers):
Nomura: We wanted to have the last boss fight take place at the highway in Midgar, which arises questions that I cannot answer. There is a character who’s alive, which leads to a great mystery. pic.twitter.com/QAxzyzl187
— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) April 28, 2020
As per producer Yoshinori Kitase in the same interview, “we have a general idea of how the story will play out, but we haven’t decided exactly [how many parts], nor can we confirm anything. There’s speculation that it will be three parts, but we’re just doing things one step at a time.”
The first part of the game ended in a cliffhanger ending to further excite fans for the next game. We can expect the other games to end on the same note. For now, fans have no idea what’s to happen next, considering how the story is moving in a slightly different story compared to the first one.
However, what we do know is that Cloud and his friends will begin their journey outside Midgar.
If we’re following the flow of the 1997 classic, then the next part of the journey should point Cloud and his friends to other allies. These allies include Caith Sith, Yuffie, Cid, and Vincent.
Beyond the world and the cast of allies, features should begin expanding as well. In the original, Cloud and friends discovered their own airship and Chocobos as a means of exploring. This could mean that future games will have a more open world structure to them.
There’s no doubting that all eyes are on Final Fantasy 7 Remake 2, but with no release date in mind, fans are still waiting eagerly for now. Within this year, Square Enix could eventually release more details.
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