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‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Features: Devs Promise More Teasers in 2019; Director Says Development is Going ‘Well’

Sneak peek to "Final Fantasy VII: Remake" | Photo by Square Enix via PlayStation/YouTube

Video game fans are still clueless when “Final Fantasy VII: Remake” is going to be released. But, at least, they are certainly getting the next best thing this year — more news updates and teasers.

In an interview with the Japanese blog Hokanko (via Wccftech) in late 2018, key developers of “Final Fantasy VII: Remake” were asked about their perspective of 2019. Game director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase both implied that more updates will be available this year.

Nomura referred to the number “7” as a keyword for 2019 and added that “various presentations [will] be released.” Meanwhile, Kitase’s chosen keyword was “long-awaited.” Note that “Final Fantasy VII: Remake” was officially announced for the first time in 2013. So Kitase’s clue was a fair description of the upcoming game. The producer has also said clearly that its development is “progressing smoothly” while promising that they are trying “hard to meet the expectations of fans.”

In late 2015, Square Enix released a minute-long gameplay preview of “Final Fantasy VII: Remake” during the PlayStation Experience event. The original game, like the other titles from the franchise, is a role-playing game.

However, a leaked job listing to recruit more developers for “Final Fantasy VII: Remake” described the game as an action RPG. This means that aside from a much-improved graphics, the gameplay of the upcoming title will be distinct than the original one. The biggest change likely gamers will observe in the future is practically its action-based combat system.

Even though the developers confirmed there will be more teasers coming up in 2019, it does not guarantee that the actual launch of “Final Fantasy VII: Remake” will also happen this year. For now, fans anticipating the game will have to be satisfied with Nomura’s assurance that they are making great progress. In fact, the game director told Famitsu (via Gematsu) earlier last year, “[Development] is moving along more than expected, so please wait for the next news release with peace of mind.”

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