Final Fantasy VII is considered one of the best RPGs made for the PlayStation 1. It raised the bar for the “renaissance” of RPG gaming and paved the way for other developers to build on what they had built: a legacy.
Creating a multitude of games, media, and merchandise, Final Fantasy VII has become an institution in the industry, and Square Enix has decided to let players experience Cloud’s adventures once again.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced, and all the fans went wild with excitement as they watched Midgard with enhanced graphics that look great on it.
The problem is that Rumors say that Square Enix has a large number of staff for the project, and this is just the beginning. They still continue to hire staff even though they have already announced the title. So what’s going on with the remake?
Looks like CyberConnect2 didn’t help much
Reddit user Dan_Tsukasa recently commented on the game’s Reddit page after an interview with the Final Fantasy VII Remake Art Director. A post from ResetEra has focused on what Dan said in his post.
Previously, the project was being developed in collaboration with CyberConnect2, but has been removed from the team and everything developed during these two years has gone to waste. Square Enix reportedly took the reins again and started working on the game internally.
According to Tsukasa:
They don’t have 4 years of work, they have 2. The announcement that Square Enix took the game from CyberConnect2, they didn’t just take it and continue, but they started again because the work of CyberConnect2 was very useless and it wasn’t advanced enough, but it was still advanced enough that I could rebuild it faster than refactor it… (it was not in good shape).
I will explain it this way. When has having a company take work from another company been a good sign of anything? I know CyberConnect2 work was unusable, I have worked with them before, I know their level.
And I know that they were subcontracted to **** and came back to bring things to the point that we saw in the publicity, and it still wasn’t enough to save them.
The core are systems and things like that, they are not usually active.
That said, it could be a long way off, depending on how much you’re outsourcing and how streamlined your workflow is. Just like FFXV’s workflow was very inefficient for a long time, if they’ve improved and if they do things in a modular way like I imagine, then it’s certainly possible that they’re a long way from their first release.
What those responsible say
Director Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Final Fantasy VII Remake is ahead of Kingdom Hearts III in some respects.. However, he has declined to comment on the current development that Square Enix is carrying out internally.
How far away is this game really from release? We do not know. Perhaps they will be encouraged to share some information at the next E3 2018. But if the development is as late as it is said, it could be complicated. Even so, if Nomura has said that it is doing better than KH III and things are already being revealed about this game, it is not unreasonable that it will also be the turn of FF VII Remake soon.
Recently, some people responsible for the remake spoke about its development. Among what they said, it stands out that the remake intends to surpass the original and present itself almost as a new Final Fantasy, which fans recognize but also surprises them. Also, that working on it is “more than improving the graphics”, since the bar for the original is very high and it is not just any project.
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