A lot has changed, but it seems like the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is still “a multi-part series.”
Fans were pointing to a vague line in a roughly Google-translated Japanese press release for confirmation of this, and IGN reached out to Square Enix to see just how accurate that was. In response, a Square Enix representative simply pointed us back toward the press release from 2015 that initially revealed the remake would be “a multi-part series,” and that they had no further information to share beyond what had already been announced there.
While that’s not strictly confirmation that the remake is still multi-part, it’s essentially saying that this four-year-old press release still has the most up-to-date information… which means, yeah, it’s likely still an episodic game.
If that’s got you worried, producer Yoshinori Kitase previously said in 2016 that each “episode” of this remake “will essentially be a full scale game,” so you probably shouldn’t be thinking about episodes in the same way that we know them from games like Telltale’s The Walking Dead or Life is Strange.
This is the most significant news about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake we’ve heard since Square Enix announced it would be moving developement in-house in 2017. Be sure to also check out everything that was announced during Sony’s second State of Play stream.
Tom Marks is IGN’s Deputy Reviews Editor and resident pie maker, and he’s just glad this exists again at all. You can follow him on Twitter.