Interesting bits from a 15 page interview on FF7R that’s released in tomorrow’s Famitsu:
-The next installment is already in full development
-They couldn’t go further with the Madam M massage scene otherwise ratings would go up
-Roche was supposed to have a battle in Ch. 14 pic.twitter.com/UbQ8xQpYq4
— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) July 21, 2020
According to the blog source, full development has started for the second part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, following the first part’s release in April of 2020.
Aitakimochi pulled another interesting quote from the same interview, which details Nomura’s intentions for the second part’s release. “We know that everyone wants the next instalment quickly. We would also like to deliver it as soon as possible. Since we were also able to see the line of quality from the first instalment, we hope to make the next instalment even better in quality that can make for an even better experience,” the quote reads. “We would to get it out as soon as possible, so please wait for it. I think we can clearly convey the direction when we officially announce the next instalment.”
Perhaps more interestingly, executive producer Yoshinori Kitase also explained that “The new story of Final Fantasy 7 has only just begun.” That contrasts a little with Kitase’s previous comments, when he said the original game’s story wasn’t being drastically changed.So hopefully we’ll see Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2’s reveal in the near future. We reported back in early July that the game’s development was “affected by COVID-19,” and was subsequently being worked on from home. We gave the first part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake an 8 back in April, noting that it “breathes exciting new life into a classic.”
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