The Final Fantasy VII Remake release date, or at least the game's launch window, has finally been confirmed by producer Yoshinori Kitase and development head Naoki Hamaguchi.
Fans who have been eagerly anticipating the FF7 Remake, however, may be disappointed with the release date. However, there remains a silver lining to the wait.
'Final Fantasy VII Remake' Release Window Confirmed
On the Lifestream forums, a member who goes by the handle "hian" uploaded the translation of a recording of a behind-closed-doors conversation between Kitase and Hamaguchi, along with Square Enix character designer Tetsuya Nomura. The conversation happened back in January, at the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event.
Some of the topics that were discussed included changes that they are making in the Final Fantasy VII Remake and that the development of the game is progressing smoothly. They even added that they are working on "something we've never seen before," further hyping up the game, if that was at all possible.
The most intriguing information came after Nomura left, when Hamaguchi started to apologize for the long wait for more Final Fantasy VII Remake details. Kitase and Hamaguchi then reveal that they want the Final Fantasy VII Remake to launch before the franchise's 35th anniversary, which will be in 2023.
Will The 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' Be Worth The Wait?
Hamaguchi seemingly wants the Final Fantasy VII Remake release date to arrive sooner than 2023, though, so it will likely not be a game 10 years in the making like Final Fantasy XV. That, however, may not be enough consolation for fans who have already waited for the game for three years since it was announced at E3 2015.
It is certainly possible that the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released much earlier than 2023 due to moves like Square Enix going with in-house development after pulling the project out from third-party studio CyberConnect2. Square Enix has also signed Nobuo Uematsu, the composer for the original Final Fantasy VII, to be on board the project.
With a few more years of waiting, but with the project in the hands of the studio and people who made the original Final Fantasy VII, the Final Fantasy VII Remake has what it takes to meet the high standards of fans. In addition, with such a development schedule, hopefully, the game will no longer be released in episodes, as previously reported.
Square Enix job listings describe the Final Fantasy VII Remake as "a new creation" that "surpasses the original." Will the game be worth the wait? Unfortunately, "the wait" is all that fans can do for now.