Square Enix issued a press release this morning stating that the much-anticipated Final Fantasy VII remake will be a multi-part series, “with each entry providing its own unique experience.”
“If you did get it into a single release, there would be things we’d have to put into a shortened compilation,” the game’s character designer, Tetsuya Nomura told Kotaku. “Since we thought there would be stuff we would probably have to pare down and supplemental things we probably couldn’t add, we decided to divide it up, concluding that we have to do a remake that’s fully packed with content.”
Game director Yoshinori Kitase added that the locations shown in the trailer are pretty graphically intense. “If we took everything that’s in the original game and remade it at that quality, we couldn’t get it all on a single release.”
The original 1997 Final Fantasy VII is currently available in the PlayStation Store for PS4; you can get it at a 30% discount for the first week, and starting December 13 the classic game will be $15.99. The Remake does not have a release date, but will be coming to PlayStation 4.
The trailer looks good: