Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura has admitted that the game was announced too early.
“People are waiting for new information regardless of whether the game has been announced or not. It’s great when we manage to keep it secret for as long as possible, but these days, a lot of important projects become victims of rumors and leaks,” he said. “Honestly, I prefer that we officially reveal our games instead of seeing a leak or a rumor circulating online. Especially when part of the development is outsourced to other companies, there is always the risk that people outside the in-house team will spread information and images online. It is even worse when, during the development, a fake rumor sprouts that people start to believe, and it becomes necessary to decide whether to answer and deny.
“The same thing happened with the remake of Final Fantasy VII. I am well aware of the fact that we announced it too early, but even in the industry, word was beginning to spread that we were working on the game, so we just decided not to keep it more secret and officially reveal it,” Nomura added.
The remake has now entered full development, but hasn’t really been seen much since it was officially announced at E3 2015.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development for PlayStation 4.