Yoshinori Kitase Says Sequel to FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Is in Development at Square Enix
After five long years of waiting, the reimagining of 1997's Final Fantasy VII made its debut exactly two weeks ago, allowing players to embark on a dangerous adventure and uncover the secrets of a shadowy company ruling the sprawling city of Midgar. On average, the recently released Final Fantasy VII Remake takes around 35 to 40 hours to complete, despite covering only a fraction of the critically acclaimed original's story.
Considering that Final Fantasy is one of the best-selling games in Square Enix's portfolio (the publisher has already shipped well over 3,5 million units of the remake), it's not surprising that the studio is planning to continue the refreshed story of Claud Strife's dimension-hopping fight against the villainous Sephiroth.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the game's producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed that the team at Square Enix is already working on a sequel to Final Fantasy VII. According to the renowned artist, "development is already moving forward for the next game in the [Final Fantasy] remake project."
Rumour has it that Square Enix is planning to make two more Final Fantasy VII: Remake games, but take this information with a grain of salt, as the developer has not shared any details on the title's sequels yet.
Unfortunately for PC and Xbox One players, Final Fantasy VII: Remake is a PS4 exclusive for a period of one year, so the production's potential ports probably won't launch until sometime after March 3, 2021.
The world has fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet’s very life force as mako energy. In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him. The story of this first, standalone game in the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE project covers up to the party’s escape from Midgar, and goes deeper into the events occurring in Midgar than the original FINAL FANTASY VII.
Final Fantasy VII: Remake is coming to PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020.