While it’s been pretty clear that the remake of Final Fantasy VII won’t be arriving anytime soon, the game’s director wants fans to know that development hasn’t slowed down, or worse, stopped.
In an interview with Famitsu during the Dissidia Final Fantasy third anniversary event, Tetsuya Nomura addressed the recent “misinformation” that Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s development has only recently started and all focus has been on Kingdom Hearts III.
“That is not official,” Nomura said (via Siliconera). “As I said during E3, development is going favorably. I just wanted to say that the current PR priority is Kingdom Hearts III, as it was during the ARTNIA event the other day, but after that, it’ll be Final Fantasy VII Remake, so please don’t worry.”
The confusion around the upcoming action game’s progress likely stems from the lack of concrete information over the past year. The only significant developments fans had heard were that the game was announced too early and that the company was still hiring developers. Plus, the game was noticeably absent from E3, making many believe that development had taken a backseat to Square Enix’s other major project, Kingdom Hearts III.
Of course, Nomura’s new comments don’t provide too much of an insight into what stage of development the game is currently in, but it’s reassuring to know that development is coming along. Square Enix has dedicated many of its recent reveals to Kingdom Hearts III, so once the RPG launches early next year, perhaps Final Fantasy fans will finally start seeing more about the return to Cloud’s story.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development.