The mystery of Final Fantasy VII‘s multipart structure, alluded to late last year, means the RPG will be released in what is being referred to as episodic installments of full-sized games, according to a recent interview with the game’s producer.
The news comes from the latest issue of Game Informer, wherein the publication spoke with producer Yoshinori Kitase explained the format, drawing inspiration from Final Fantasy XIII‘s multipart release.
“When the project was first announced, people were confused by its multipart nature, but the goal is to structure it more like Final Fantasy XIII than an episodic series,” Kitase told Game Informer (via GameSpot). “It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multipart series. In XIII, each installment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense.”
The PlayStation 4 exclusive Final Fantasy VII remake is still without a release date, either as a whole or in parts, but Kitase did say in January that 2016 would be “a year of preparations.”