The Final Fantasy VII remake series will be made up of three games - and the third title has already started development

When Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced, some fans were disappointed to learn that it wouldn't contain the 'complete' story of the original Final Fantasy VII. Some people even decided to wait it out - to not play the game until the complete story is available. Now, thanks to FF7 Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase, we have an idea of how long that wait will be.

During the FF7 25th Anniversary live stream used to announce the second part of the FF7 remake series, Kitase made some brief comments on what the future will hold for the series, finally confirming what many had already suspected - that the remake will form a trilogy.

"Since the announcement of the Final Fantasy VII remake project, we have said that it would play out over multiple parts, but I can now announce that the complete project will be a three-part series, made up of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and one final title," Kitase revealed.  

Zack carries Cloud - an image that'll likely come to define some of this Remake trilogy.
Zack carries Cloud - an image that'll likely come to define some of this Remake trilogy.

"So, I invite you to look forward to the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and I hope everyone will stay with us until the exciting conclusion of the project further down the line."

The original FF7 Remake came out in 2020; the second part will land in the winter of 2023. If a similar timeline is followed, the story could be concluded by 2026, then - but it could be even quicker.

Elsewhere, comments from Final Fantasy VII series creative director Tetsuya Nomura gave us one piece of exciting news - that to an extent, development on the third and final entry in the remake series is already at least partially underway. 

"The development of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has been progressing rapidly since we adopted a new development structure. A title of this scale in which everything is interconnected even before production began is truly rare," Nomura says in a prepared statement on the second part in the series.

"In fact, some development has already begun on the third title. I myself have started on the development and am working towards the completion of the series."  

So, there you have it - the second part of the remake series has been announced as FF7 Rebirth, and we now know it'll be a three-part saga. The question is, what will that third title be? We'd originally guess Reunion, but that subtitle has now been given to the newly revealed HD Remaster of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Resolution, perhaps?