Final Fantasy VII Remake Uses Unreal Engine 4 Instead of an In-House Game Engine

Amazed at what you saw of Final Fantasy VII Remake’s in-game visuals at Sony’s PlayStation Experience keynote this weekend? It seems instead of using an in-house game engine like what the company’s doing for Final Fantasy XIII or Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix is using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 for Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Here’s what Taka Kawasaki, Territory Manager for Epic Games Japan had to say regarding this announcement:

We’re humbled that Square Enix has chosen Unreal Engine 4 to re-create one of the world’s most beloved video games of all time…“It is a joy to work with the talented developers behind the franchise, and this marks an unforgettable moment in Unreal Engine history.

Want to see again just how awesome Final Fantasy VII Remake looks right now? Check out our first gameplay look in the vid above.

In other Final Fantasy VII Remake news, have you heard that this remake will be broken down into episodes?

[Source: Unreal Engine via VentureBeat]