It’s unclear how many Final Fantasy VII Remake games there will be yet.
Update: Square Enix has clarified the development team’s progress on the whole Final Fantasy VII Remake project. Full story follows.
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is going to be big, not just in popularity, but in the game’s actual size.
During a behind-closed-doors demo at E3 2019 of the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake, producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed that the physical edition of the first episode in the remake will require two blu-ray discs when it is released on March 3, 2020.
That’s largely due to the sheer size of the game. Kitase confirmed that every game, or episode, in this series will be comparable to a full Final Fantasy game. Which means we can likely expect the following installments of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake to also require two blu-ray discs on current-gen hardware.
Considering the first game focuses on Midgar, that means that just the first section of the original Final Fantasy 7 is going to require two discs in the remake – which is insane if you remember the original.
Speaking of every game in this series, Kitase was unable to say how many games the complete Final Fantasy 7 Remake will span over. A Square Enix representative did clarify though that the development team are planning the volume of content for the second part of the series, and that the team anticipates that the development of the second game will be more efficient.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is the much-anticipated return of one of the beloved RPGs of all time, but fully remade from the ground up, including a brilliant new tactical fighting system.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer, and is more excited for Final Fantasy 7 Remake than any human should reasonably be.