Isn’t there always?
The news some time back that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be an episodic release was met with mixed response- while some fans were glad that Square Enix were dedicating so much time, effort and resources into telling the story of Final Fantasy 7 properly, others saw it as a cheap move, as nothing more than a cash-grab.
Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase has recently been speaking about the game and its episodic model, and what Square Enix will do to make sure that players and fans’ interest is maintained in the title despite the fact that there will be significant gaps in between releases.
“Final Fantasy VII expanded through a compilation,” Kitase said in an interview with Famitsu. “We don’t have any fundamental plans on that for now, but since the game volumes won’t be something that we can release in just a few months, we’d like to think of a way to supplement those gaps to maintain interest.”
When asked what those developments might be, Kitase said that part still hadn’t been finalized. “A live stream or a program to keep in touch with the users is something I’d like to do,” he said, “but Final Fantasy VII Remake will be episodic, and if we want to have it go all the way to the end of the original version, then I believe we’ll need to devote everything we got for it, so I have no idea what will happen for things such as filler development [between episodes] and other works.”
That sounds interesting, to say the least. Could it be DLC? Something else? We don’t know for sure. However, there may be new information on Final Fantasy VIII Remake later this year, so maybe we’ll find out then.