The upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake is making headlines for more than just the new trailer that appeared online over the weekend. It turns out that Square-Enix will be turning the game into a multipart series, which some believe means that the story will be broken into several individual episodes.
Square-Enix announced the news through a press release that said that “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.”
It isn’t quite clear what this means, and the developer has not been providing an additional information. However, Takahashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street Journal claims that the amount of data in the game is so substantial that it was necessary to break the software up into multiple titles. This information has not been verified, despite it taking the logical line of thinking.
The news has obviously not been taken kindly by fans of the series, and many are calling the move a cashgrab by the Japanese developer. We’re not yet willing to call the company out on the move, seeing as there is no information about how the game will be sold. However, the news certainly sets off some alarms. With any luck, it will structured like Telltale Games’ episodic style stories.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will feature an entirely rebuilt game, including a new combat system that drops the old ATB meter. It looks a bit more dynamic, but could end up being a far cry from what fans have spent decades clamouring for.