Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced originally way back in 2015. Many eager fans have left to wonder what the heck is going on due to the lack of updates. Some have wondered if the game will ever release at all. After all, a lack of open dialogue from developers over this period of time is cause for concern. The only morsels we’ve had are the below “key visual” and a combat trailer.
So what’s the problem? Originally Final Fantasy 7 Remake was being worked on by an outsourcing group called Cyber Connect 2. These guys are best known for their work on the Naruto games. Yet, game director Tetsuya Nomura recently announced a shifting to in-house development. This is bound to slow proceedings as a whole new team is now on deck for creation of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. It would also imply that Cyber Connect 2 was having issues dealing the game’s development cycle, meaning what has been done so far has taken longer that it rightfully should have.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Shifts To In-House In The Interest Of Quality
In a recent YouTube interview, Square’s Naoki Hamaguchi elaborates:
“in view of factors such as improving quality when the product goes into mass production in the future, the company has decided to shift the developmental system back to within the company, so as to maintain a stable schedule and have control over factors such as quality. We will be forming a robust system within the company to properly carry out the development.”
Let’s hope we don’t have another Final Fantasy XV on our hands, where we’d have to wait for a whole new generation of gaming tech to play! That said, Nomura has confirmed that a lot of progress has been made. Some areas like cutscenes are in a better state than what they currently have for Kingdom Hearts 3. He also confirmed players should expect an action based combat system instead of the command based system we knew and loved in the original. While many fans may feel unhappy with that, let’s bear in mind just how fluid the action based system was in FFXV.
Do Square Enix Have Too Much On Their Plate?
So let’s be fair to Square Enix before we fling our arms up in protest. Not only do they have Kingdom Hearts 3 to take care of. But they’ve also had to relocate the project in-house. With so much on their plate, there’s no way Square Enix can give us an estimated release date in good faith. God knows what other projects they’re dealing with that we don’t even know about yet. Be patient humble fans. They will tell us when the time is right.