Tetsuya Nomura Didn’t Know He Was Directing Final Fantasy 7 Remake Until His Name Appeared In The Credits
This is hilarious.
Tetsuya Nomura didn’t realize he had been dubbed the director of the Final Fantasy VII remake until he saw his name roll through the credits. Talking to the Japanese gaming site, Famitsu and translated by Kotaku, Nomura told the rather humorous story about how he came to realize he had been tapped to helm the game. “As preproduction went along and I offered my opinions on what I thought should be done, [Yoshinori] Kitase [director of the original FF7] would asked me how the individual elements should be adjusted in fine detail,” Nomura said. “It was very perplexing.
He went on to say that at one point, he was looking at the company’s internal presentation video and saw his name listed as the director. At this point, he says he called up Kitase and explained what he had seen. Kitase apparently responded that “of course” the video listed Nomura as the director. In the end, it turned out that both men thought the other were going to be directing the Final Fantasy VII remake.
That was a while ago and now Nomura has made peace with the fact that he is indeed the director. That means he’s a very busy man these days considering he’s also directing the new Kingdom Hearts 3 game that is likely coming sometime next year. It appears that Final Fantasy VII has been in development for quite some time and it looks to be a ways off yet. While most people think it could come in 2016, there’s always the chance it could be bumped back. When it does come, it’s going to come to the PS4 first.