'Final Fantasy VII Remake' Was Missing At E3 2018, But At Least It's 'Actually In Development'


Gamers who were looking forward to more information about the Final Fantasy VII Remake at E3 2018 were disappointed, but the news is not entirely disheartening.

The game is "actually in development," which may already be considered as good news for the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Three years since the game's announcement at E3 2015, fans are growing impatient for more details about the RPG.

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Out Of 'Early Concept Stages' And 'Actually In Development'

The Square Enix E3 2018 showcase turned out to be a disappointment, as it did not mention anything about the Final Fantasy VII Remake and the unnamed The Avengers project. However, Square Enix game director Tetsuya Nomura tried to cheer up fans who were let down by the RPG's absence at the annual video game event.

In an interview at E3 2018, Nomura revealed that the Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development alongside Kingdom Hearts 3, for which he is also serving as director. Nomura added that he is "putting 100 percent" into both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3, which is set to be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Jan. 29 next year.

"It's not just in the early concept stages," Nomura said about the Final Fantasy VII Remake. "We are actually in development," he added, which is the best news that Square Enix has given regarding the very secretive project.

There were concerns that the game would be further delayed with Square Enix's decision last year to move the Final Fantasy VII Remake development in-house from third-party studio CyberConnect2. However, after the Kingdom Hearts 3 launch in January, Nomura will then be focusing on the Final Fantasy VII Remake, which should speed up the game's progress.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Rumors

Details about the Final Fantasy VII Remake have been scarce, probably too scarce for the fans of the original PlayStation RPG.

There have been some Final Fantasy VII Remake rumors though, such as one from April when a Square Enix job listing revealed that the RPG will be "a new creation" that "surpasses the original."

A month later, Final Fantasy VII Remake launch date rumors circulated, but fans probably did not like it. Producer Yoshinori Kitase and development head Naoki Hamaguchi apparently said at the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event in January that they want the Final Fantasy VII Remake release date to happen before the 35th anniversary of the series in 2023.

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