Final Fantasy 7: Final Fantasy has released the final trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake today on its Youtube channel. It announced 10 April 2020 to be the releasing date of Final Fantasy VII Remake all over the world. The game developed by Square Enix will be released only and only on PS4.
Final Fantasy VII – Original (Final Fantasy 7)
Developed and published by Squaresoft, Final Fantasy VII is the seventh main instalment in the Final Fantasy series. Released in January 1997 for the PlayStation, it has sold over 12 million units. It was also the first title in the series to feature three-dimensional graphics, pre-rendered backgrounds, and numerous full-motion videos.
An official pitch of the game describes the plot that the world is under the control of Shinra, a corporation controlling the planet’s life force as mako energy. In the city of Midgar, Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary lends his aid to the Avalanche resistance group. Cloud initially fights for personal gain, and for the promise he made to childhood friend Tifa Lockhart. Cloud eventually joins forces to save the planet from Shinra and Cloud’s nemesis Sephiroth. He discovers a reason to fight for a cause other than his own.
The Story Is Changing (Final Fantasy 7)
It is reported that while the major storyline of the game will remain the same, you can expect a much deeper storyline of each part of the story. Director Tetsuya Nomura told Dengeki Online that the multi-part release of the remake lets them get deeper with each part of the story.
In the same interview, producer Yoshinori Kitase said that they don’t want the remake to be just a nostalgic experience for long-time fans. They’re planning to adjust the story so that these players can once again get excited by FF7.
Demand Massive Hardrive Space
The PS4 remake is reported to take over 100 GB of your hardrive. It is roughly 1/5th the total hardrive space of standard 500 GB PS4s. When asked about the reason, the official said it is so because they had created custom assets for every single part of Midgar. The official confirmed that there won’t be any reused assets in any area of the game.
But the internet and download speeds have been low recently due to increased usage. It is due to the fact that people are socially isolating themselves to curb COVID-19 pandemic. This will delay the downloading of your game.
How Many Parts Of The Remake Are Expected? (Final Fantasy 7)
There is no confirmation in how many parts Remake will be released in. And not even makers are sure of the number of parts they will be releasing.
However, what is official till now is that Part 1 will cover about 20 per cent of Final Fantasy VII. It will mainly cover the story in Midgar. Why so little? It is because each part is more or less comparable to a standalone Final Fantasy in terms of content.
Going by the math of 20 per cent per part, we can expect either four or three parts of the game.
“Remaking Final Fantasy VII has allowed us to dive much deeper into the world and its characters than ever before,” said producer Yoshinori Kitase. “The game design was optimized for this title, and we anticipate two blu-ray discs worth of gameplay content.”
Old Locations With A New Flavor
Co-director Naoki Hamaguchi of Final Fantasy 7 Remake said that they have “built each location, like the Slums or the Shinra Building, using unique assets to achieve the quality desired for the game”. to US Gamer.
“It didn’t really feel like we used the upper city all that much, and I thought we should have done that,” director Tetsuya Nomura says of the original Final Fantasy VII. “I felt it would be nice if we could see more of the upper layer in the earlier part of the story. I thought it would be good to open up some of the locations. So I think you will get even more of a feel for Midgar than you did the first time.”