We haven’t heard much about the Final Fantasy VII remake recently, but the team’s latest job posting might give us a clue as to how far along the game is in development.
The job posting in question is in Japanese, and seeks to hire someone to work as a level planner for the game. According to a translation by Siliconera, the company is seeking to “recruit core members” for the project in order to “meet fan expectations” and “increase quality.” Despite this, the job posting reassures potential applicants that they don’t necessarily need to be a fan of the Final Fantasy series to apply; they just need to know how to design levels.
“We’ve come to the conclusion that in order to meet fan expectations we must increase [the game] quality another step higher,” the translation reads. “Therefore, in addition to the current members for the Final Fantasy VII remake development, we must establish a core group that includes level planners, battle planners, designers, engineers, and various types of jobs to tackle the production of the big title.”
From this, it seems that the Final Fantasy VII remake may not actually be that far along in development. The game was showcased way back at the PlayStation Experience in 2015, but we haven’t heard many updates since—and if “core members” of the team are only just now being brought on board, then we might have another few years to wait before the full game emerges.
At this moment, there is no planned release date for the Final Fantasy VII remake, though we know the game is set to be released in episodic chapters rather than all at once. It’s currently in development for the PlayStation 4.