We knew that the Final Fantasy VII Remake would be released as a number of episodes. Now, Square Enix has clarified the length of each episode, stating that the remake will be comprised of multiple full-sized games.
The details were given in the latest issue of Game Informer (via GameSpot). In it, producer Yoshinori Kitase said that the development team was using the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy as a model.
“This reimagined epic will be the next core Final Fantasy installment — or rather, installments,” Game Informer stated. “When the project was first announced, people were confused by its multi-part nature, but the goal is to structure it more like Final Fantasy XIII than an episodic series.”
“It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series,” Kitase adds. “In XIII, each installment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense.”
“Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn’t really make sense if that isn’t encompassed in a multi-part series… So if we’re just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game.”
The Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced last year. The game is in development for the PlayStation 4. The series has not been given a release date. The latest title in the series, Final Fantasy XV, will be released on September 30th for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.