Nomura Says Final Fantasy VII Remake Development is ‘Going Well’

About a week ago, Game Director Tetsuya Nomura told the press that the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake was “actually in development.” We had plenty of reason to believe him, what with the game’s gameplay teaser trailer revealed at PlayStation Experience 2015. However, since its initial reveal back at E3 2015, details regarding development and production of the widely-popular JRPG have been scarce. And though no new information has emerged in the three years the game’s been in development, Nomura did confidently say that “production is going well” and “[development] is moving along more than expected.”

It may not be much, but Mr. Nomura gave Famitsu a few quotes about the development status of Final Fantasy VII Remake. In Weekly Famitsu, Nomura said, “[Development] is moving along more than expected, so please wait for the next news release with peace of mind.” When asked when we should receive the next piece of news about the game, Nomura said, “We’re trying to figure out when we will put out the next news release,” but reassured us that “production is going well.” Clearly watchful of the information he provided, Nomura did reveal details about the game’s focus.

According to Nomura, Final Fantasy VII Remake will “also delve into the members of Avalanche,” the rebel group led by gun-arm wielding Barret Wallace. In addition, Nomura said, “While preserving the atmosphere of the original, the scenario will dig deeper into the characters.” The scenario Nomura is talking about could be a reference to reports of Final Fantasy VII Remake being a multi-part release, with at least three discs similar to the 1997’s original release. In the first disc, Berret and Cloud face off against the Guard Scorpion in the Sector 1 Reactor at the Mako Reactor’s core. Watching the gameplay trailer and looking at screenshots of the game seem to show this first boss encounter is the focal point of the scenario. There’s no confirmation of scenario length, so it’s unclear of what a scenario is to Nomura and his team.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development for PlayStation 4.

[Source via Gematsu]