Square Enix might be getting a bit ahead of itself with the development of the Final Fantasy VII remake. According to the latest description of the game, appearing as part of a job listing, Square Enix doesn’t want to just make a game, but “impact… the world.”
The description goes on to describe how the remake of Final Fantasy VII will be even better than the original game, coming a “new creation” that surpasses being a mere remake, and states that the game aims for a “huge reaction” from the world. If that sounds over the top, the full description of the project takes it to another level. Here’s the text of the job listing, as translated by Gematsu. It’s… quite something.
Not a “remake.” “Creation” is the mission we were given.
1997. With dedicated fans and the like even now 20 years after release, it is no exaggeration to say that Final Fantasy VII, which boasts over 11 million total shipments and download sales in the worldwide market, is the masterpiece of the series loved by fans all over the world.
And now we have announced the release of a Final Fantasy VII remake. Due to the huge reaction, we are aiming at nothing less than a “new creation” not limited to a simple remake.
It should be noted that this is an internal production. After 20 years, the staff behind the original Final Fantasy VII, who are top-rankers in the industry even now, are reuniting. A project to create “a title that surpasses the original” is starting full-scale.
Take on the even more difficult challenge of creating a new title, in a certain sense, alongside top-level creators. It is a job that will naturally impact growth as a creator, as well the world.
Preserve the existing concepts users hold while creating a new world view. A project that can only be accomplished here is waiting for you.
Final Fantasy VII was a major hit all over the world and changed the scene of gaming when it launched. Final Fantasy VII Remake, which brings new life to the title after 20 years, is a project that is attracting attention from both inside and outside of the industry.
Our goal is “the realization of game with quality that surpasses the original.” For that reason, we are continuing the recruitment of internal development staff.
The text goes on to describe the actual job positions needed, which include a battle planner and level planner.
Clearly, Square Enix has ambitious plans for this project, and knows that the fame of the original game will make pleasing fans a difficult prospect. The Final Fantasy VII remake is currently in development for the PlayStation 4. It will be released as a multipart series.