Giving out some new information about Final Fantasy VII Remake in an interview with Dengeki PlayStation, Director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that, “Basically, it will be fully voiced.” However, they haven’t decided on voices for the characters who weren’t in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase added, “It would be impossible not to” when asked if dating events would be fully voiced. Since times and social situations have changed though, “we need implement the reproduction of original events carefully.” Nomura mentioned the Honey Bee Inn as an example.
As for the world map, Kitase said they won’t be concerned about whether it’s called open-world or not:
We can’t say anything yet, but we don’t plan on fussing about whether it’s a so-called open-world or sandbox. But since Nomura is more focused on the creation of the scenery, we want to express an environment character actions affect the scenery.
Right now, the development team is thinking about what to do with the mini-games. Kitase says they want to include the ones that “remain favorable among fans in as much as possible,” but as Nomura adds, “We need to consider a bit whether it’s necessary to create them all with the latest technology.”
While Square Enix has completed the scenario of the remake’s first part, Kitase said production is “at the stage where we can say we’re finally getting started. We have ideas regarding battles, too, but it will take time to drop them into the actual game.”
It could be some time before we receive new Final Fantasy VII Remake details, with Nomura saying, “Personally, I’m waiting for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 and World of Final Fantasy in 2016. I think when they’re completed, I’ll be able to release new information.”