Square Enix wants to avoid “summarizing” parts of the game.
Annoyed that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, according to Square Enix’s press release, is a “multi-part series” as opposed to a single release?
Director Tetsuya Nomura has clarified the decision to Dengeki Online (translation by Gematsu), stating that, “If we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarized. We’d have to cut some parts, and additional parts would come in few, so rather than remake the game as a full volume, we decided to do multiple parts.”
Which seems fair but that still doesn’t change how much of a cash-grab this appears to be from Square Enix’s end. Then again, the publisher supported the episodic approach for Dontnod Entertainment’s Life is Strange and that was a wonderful game. Maybe it will be the same for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake?
Thoughts on the whole affair? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more information on just how many “parts” the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be and how long each will be.