As E3 2019 is closing down, the producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Yoshinori Kitase, has posted a comment in the Japanese official Twitter account for the game. The statement gives more confirmation about the scope of the game's content that has been described by an earlier press release from Square Enix.
Other than re-confirming that physical copies of FF7 Remake will have two Blu-ray discs and that this is the first of multiple titles planned in the project to remake the entirety of Final Fantasy VII, Kitase also further revealed that this game will cover the storyline up until Escape From Midgar, while also adding new episodes and events that depict daily activities of people living in the eclectic city.
You can read our translation of Kitase's comment right below. Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released for PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020, simultaneously worldwide. Pre-orders for this highly anticipated RPG are also available now.
Good day everyone, I'm Kitase, the producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
There had been a raging wave of developments related to Final Fantasy VII Remake, from the sudden announcement in May, the release date reveal in an orchestra concert held in Los Angeles on June 9, and a playable demo at E3. But I'd be glad if all of our fans are delighted with the many surprises after waiting for so long.
In doing a remake, what we first emphasized was to depict Midgar, which symbolized the world setting of the original Final Fantasy VII the most, in a charming way.
We newly redesigned the interior structure of Midgar, and added new episodes as well as depictions of the daily lives of citizens who live there.
Ultimately, just by depicting the story until the original work's Escape From Midgar, we already reached a huge capacity with a pack of 2 Blu-ray discs, which should have enough density and volume for the world setting and storyline.
To go along with that, we have optimized character growths and boss monster placements for this game, completely reconstructing it as a single standalone game, which we think will have become a title worth playing enough.
We plan to develop the Final Fantasy VII remake project into multiple titles in the future, but we hope you will look forward to the release of the first title, Final Fantasy VII Remake, on March 3, 2020.
June 14, 2019
Yoshinori Kitase, Producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake