Final Fantasy VII Remake is Official

At Sony’s E3 2015 press conference they made a startling announcement. Final Fantasy VII Remake will be coming first to PlayStation 4. Sony showed a short trailer which you can watch above, giving a slight taste of the graphical fidelity you can expect in the Remake.

Tetsuya Nomura, character designer for the original and the man in charge of the Kingdom Hearts franchise will be directing the title. It will be produced by Yoshinori Kitase and the screnario will be handled by Kazushige Nojima.

This is a title that has been requested by fans again and again. You could tell this from the tepid reaction at the PlayStation Experience last December when many fans were visibly disappointed by Square Enix announcing that Final Fantasy VII was coming to PS4, but it was just a port of the PC version. The port was planned for a Spring release, but the lack of info has been quite conspicuous. It may even have given some clues that this announcement was coming. It does also raise questions about the PS4 release of the Final Fantasy VII PC port. Will they bother with it now that they’re doing a full remake?

There had been many rumours floating around about this earlier in the day, but many considered them to be pointless speculation. How wrong were so many to believe this wasn’t at least a slight possibility? Final Fantasy VII Remake was not given a launch frame. It could be assumed that the title will release in 2017 since that is the 20th anniversay of the titles original release.

Square Enix will have their own press conference tomorrow so they may give us more info about this Remake. Their show is at 6PM Irish Summer Time, and we will be live blogging their conference as it happens tomorrow evening.

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