FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is an action-RPG currently in development for PlayStation 4. It is a remake of the classic game, FINAL FANTASY VII. It will be released as a multi-part series and is a timed exclusive for PS4.
After many years of demand and rumours, Shinji Hashmoto, the FINAL FANTASY series Brand Manager approached key members of the original FINAL FANTASY VII team including Director Yoshinori Kitase, Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura & Scenario Writer Kazushige Nojima about finally doing the remake.
All four of them feel a deep love for the game and all felt they were getting older, and didn’t want to hand it off to the next generation to do.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE was leaked by Siliconera before being announced by Square Enix and Sony Interactive Entertainment at Sony’s E3 2015 press conference. Following the announcement, Square Enix’s stock prices rose to their highest rating since November 2008, and the announcement trailer quickly gained millions of views.
At PlayStation Experience 2015, Square Enix released a new trailer for the game revealing an early version of the game’s action-RPG battle system, a massive change from the original’s turn-based battle system.
After they also announced the game will be released as a multi-part series, Kitase explained this was being done so they didn’t have to remove anything and could add more content. They also wished to play the game sooner themselves.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is being developed with Unreal Engine 4.
Many of the staff working on MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY are also working on FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE.
Producer: Yoshinori Kitase
Scenario Writer: Kazushige Nojima
Director & Main Character Designer: Tetsuya Nomura
Character Designer: Roberto Ferrari
Executive Producer: Shinji Hashimoto
“Models”: Kazuyuki Ikumori
Battle System (exact role TBC): Mitsunori Takahashi
Game Designer: Kyohei Suzuki
Development Leader: Naoki Hamaguchi
Unknown (Battle Design Director on Mobius): Takashi Shiraga
Level Planner: Yui Sawada
Level Planner: 日置 友梨さん (Google Translate: Yuki Nippori)
Art & VFX Director (likely also Graphics): Shintaro Takai
Main Music Composer: Yoko Shimomura (Helped on a Mobius event, most likely VII Remake)
Motomu Toriyama (worked on original, directed Tech Demo, said he was intrested in doing a remake of VII in 2010, in BD1/director of Mobius, said he was hard at work on something to be announced in 2015)
Other Mobius Final Fantasy staff