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Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a multi-part series

December 6th, 2015 by Arielle

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Announced by Square Enix today, Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be released as one game but instead will be “told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.”

Square Enix has not revealed any further information about pricing or release timing at the current time.

  • dark wing

    source?

  • Burst Limit

    This has me scared , we don’t want square to pull a telltales.Although this would be shady as all hell i hope this is fake and just sites doing this for views.

  • surakian

    Square Enix sent a press release out.

  • Jameson Korytoski

    Milk that money put of us Square-Enix.

  • koreawut

    Cool your jets, journalists across the internet, Final Fantasy VII is already told in parts. For those who aren’t aware, there are many FFVII games and all of them have their own unique experience.

    This MIGHT be saying that it’s a remake of the original game only, or it might be saying they are seriously on about this Final Fantasy VII story getting remade.

    Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII
    Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
    Last Order: Final Fantasy VII

    These games/movies already exist and are already told in parts and are already offering a different part of the story with a unique experience.

  • koreawut

    You mean like they did with the three Final Fantasy VII games and two movies that were previously released — and nobody really complained about them not being part of the original game?

  • koreawut

    I’d search compilation final fantasy vii before worrying too much or coming to drastic conclusions. Sure, this may end horribly, but it also may be nothing more than them remaking the whole series of games.

  • Kiyo Lomas

    People need to stop whining for crying out loud. I’m seeing this a lot on Twitter and even the infamous game journalist like Kotaku. FF7 back then had 4 disc, so what makes it any different with FF7 Remake being broken up into episodes through DLC? No difference. The DLC would count as having the other disc. People also have to realize that this remake isn’t in text dialogue like back then. FF7 Remake sounds like it will be a very LONG game for it to be broken up into episodes. It’s either people enjoy the game when it comes out or you wait a very long long time for the full version to come out. With this DLC, that is how long a customer would have to wait if Square Enix decided to do it in full. Either way, people should be happy the game is being made and that the game is coming out soon to have early access to play it. A HD game like FF7 Remake takes a lot of time to develop, so just imagine how long it will take for each episode to be made?

  • Fishy 78

    This is absolutely the dumbest argument I’ve ever seen.

    The difference is you paid once and got all four discs, you are going to have to pay at least 4 times for this bullshit.

    Quit blindly accepting the ass pounding these greedy corporations are giving you and stand up for your rights as a consumer to be treated fairly.

    Also on modern disks you could fit ff7 on it several times over, it wasn’t on four disks because they were giving you more content but because of technical limitations.

  • Hallaria

    have you even played the original? then you should know that ff7 where 3 discs not 4. And this Kiyo guy actually has a point there. Look at FF13 versus ( or like it is called now ff15) … it’s 8 years since they made the game announcement and it is still not out because it is THAT BIG

    even if i dont like the idea of paying for multiple parts of the game, if they tune down the price because it’s not a full game i really dont have a problem with it.

    and even if it is a multi-part game, it may be great on it’s own (golden sun, i’m looking at you here)

    just give SE some time and they will bring a “good” game at least ( i dont think it will be as good as the original was back than, but if that’s what you want, you will be turned down very hard, very soon)

    just dont buy the game on the 1st day and wait for critics you can trust to rate the game

  • Viktor Kateliev

    they just confirmed today to kotaku

    “It means instead of concluding in one entry, multiple entries are being considered in development. Each entry will have its own unique story. As a gaming experience, each entry will have the volume of content equal to a full-sized game.”

    im fine with whatever it is.

  • The question is: were the movies/other games originally intended, or were they just released, JUST BECAUSE THEY COULD? That’s what’s got me interested/worried.

    I play FFXIV, and it’s MMORPG, and the DLC, for the most part, has been free – in terms of updates. The biggest one, obviously, was Heavensward, and it was a new game, and it was NOT. If it was like the 1.0.1, 1.0.2 updates etc, and the DLC was free for the FFVII Remake, then, y’know, that’s fine and all.

    But to say, “HEY WE ARE REMAKING THIS GAME THAT Y’ALL HAVE BEEN YELLING FOR FOR YEARS,” and then to say that they’re going to serialise it, and maybe to charge for each episode? Unless they do it like they’ve done with Life Is Strange, and charge a really low amount per episode, it’s just Not Good Business.

    Although I’m betting there are probably a lot of people will pay it anyway, because let’s face it: that trailer looked EFFING AMAZING.

  • koreawut

    Yeah, but comparing MMORPGs to pretty much anything else is foolish. And what is good business? Good business is providing what the customer wants at a price the customer is willing to pay.

    It used to be called the law of supply and demand, but digital gaming removed the issue of supply, so now we’re just stuck with demand. If the demand goes down, so will the price.

    But yup, we’re all gonna buy the first installment (or the eventual total package) anyway.

  • Isaac Cook

    It’s still not out because the development cycle has been a disaster and has gone through several changes since it’s beginning.

    There’s no reason to assume that they’re going to tone down the price because it’s a multi-part series. Did they do it for XIII? Of course not! So why would they do that for a Final Fantasy VII remake that uses even GREATER technology than XIII?

  • Isaac Cook

    Use your head. Does it LOOK like they’re remaking the entire compilation?! They’re talking about the original game here, not any of it’s spin-offs. Each of them count as a stand-alone game. What they’re doing is splitting up the remake into separate games whose original was packaged as one. If they were doing the entire series, they would’ve already done HD releases of Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus, since they’re much closer to the style of the remake already.

  • koreawut

    Hey dudebro

    I wrote that comment 10 days ago, after the initial information and before they clarified it, so yeah duh.

    Also? Where’s your marketing pedigree? Seeing as how you know for a fact how SE would go about releasing the entire franchise if they had chosen to do so, I assume you have whatever comes after a Higher Doctoral?

  • Isaac Cook

    Because marketing DEFINITELY has to do with deciding how many games a company makes and into how many parts. If you’re gonna spout out bullshit about what degree I need to learn the common knowledge you should’ve had in the first place, at least get the field right.

    Heads up: if you want to be taken seriously, make sure that you don’t refer to someone as “dudebro”.

  • koreawut

    I used dudebro to show you, and everyone else, just how much respect you.

    And marketing is absolutely part of which game to make first. If you don’t understand that, you shouldn’t be in any real discussion.

    Also, do you really think they’d remake the other games first just because they are closer to what they are going for now? No. That’s not how game development works — especially if you’re trying to make money. Not a lot of people would buy Dirge just because it’s remade — there needs to be reason.

  • Isaac Cook

    I would’ve believed you if they hadn’t already done that with the Kingdom Hearts series. HD remakes cost a lot less money and time to do than a brand new game.