The imminent release of the long-awaited Final Fantasy 7 Remake is nearly here. A new juicy trailer was unveiled at last week’s PlayStation State of Play, injecting new doses of excitement to many eager fans.
However, Square Enix has announced that the game is still going to be released in episodic bits, instead of a full game. A kind soul on Twitter translated Square Enix’s announcement from Japanese to English for the rest of the curious community.
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake as an episodic game is nothing new, but this means fans will not be able to breeze through the full story upon launch, like how they could with the original 1997 classic.
This may raise some eyebrows, seeing as how typical AAA games are released wholesale. To see them going down a route not dissimilar to the Telltale games is an interesting venture, to say the least.
However, this may be due to the fact that the game is remade from the ground up, most especially with the game’s engine, which is using an action-oriented gameplay system similar to that of Final Fantasy 15‘s.
A possible implication could be that we might be well into the first years of the next generation of consoles, such as the PS5 and the Xbox Anaconda & Lockhart, by the time the final episode has been released.
No news on the exact release date for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been announced yet, though all signs are pointing to Square Enix’s E3 2019 showcase this June.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.