As if recent revelations weren’t depressing enough for those in favor of Final Fantasy VII’s old turn-based combat, it has been announced that the Final Fantasy VII remake will also be a multi-part series, a choice that fans have already been denouncing as a cash-cow milking of the most embarrassingly epic proportions.

The reasoning behind this volatile decision stems from the game’s sheer size, as producer Yoshinori Kitase claims that attempting to fit the entire remake within a single game would be impossible due to the graphical quality – an issue that somehow could not easily be resolved with the usage of multiple discs, as the first game and so many others have done for decades.

A Famitsu interview also unveiled that other game companies such as CyberConnect2 have been lending a helping hand as well, and may possibly be the culprit for making the game episodic, as CyberConnect2’s .hack franchise is so infamous for.

The developers however have tried to reassure gamers that each volume sold will be equivalent to that of a full-size game, though no particular qualification as to what constitutes a “full-size game” is provided.

A brief discussion with the game’s producer Yoshinori Kitase:

The Final Fantasy VII remake can instill shock and awe or cause a massive upset once it arrives sometime in the distant future; it can be pre-ordered now – the first installment at least…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 08/12/2015 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    No surprises here, they have been preparing their "lie" since even before the announcement, they've been telling us for years FFVII was just "too big".

    Anyone who didn't expect this was simply not paying attention.

    Never excited about this remake because I knew since he beginning it was going to be a scam.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is going to turn out like Kingdom Hearts. How long do you think the waiting time will be between episodes? A year? Maybe 3-5 years? "Long awaited game" may be taken in a different context. It could even turn out like the Broken Age fiasco.

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:06 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The scam still worth to play the shit out of.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just pirate, nigga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:16 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Afaik the remake will be multi platform, including PC.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is PS4 even cracked yet?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:18 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS4? PC!! noob~

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am usually very against pirating however in some rare cases it is justified and this is one of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 09/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Everyone knew SE was gonna fuck this up. They have NEVER made a good FF game. The last good FF (10) was Squaresoft.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    FFXII was also good, definitely underrated. But then again the development for it began in 2000, 3 years before the fusion so you're still right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 08/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The stupidest part about this is people are saying it's okay because the original game was 3 discs.

    The original game was 3 discs because it had a fuck ton of prerendered CG movies. That's completely different from splitting up sections of the story into episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 09/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Yeah, I fucking hate apologists.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    02:57 10/12/2015 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    What apologists? The game hasn't even been released to be defended from criticism.

    You are bashing a game that you haven't played yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:53 10/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's why i'm holding myself back from talking smack. As long as it's reasonably priced and it turn out to be great i'm fine with the split.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:45 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    To elaborate further on my comment:

    If I recall correctly, in the original game, regardless of what disc you were on, you had access to most of the world.

    Now, if what they are saying is true, ie. "it's not possible to fit such a large world onto a single disc", that means the world won't be accessible at any time like the original.

    In other words, it likely means the locations the player can travel to will be limited within the scope of each episode. That is, of course, if they are not giving us some bullshit excuse.

    I personally think they're full of shit. It should be possible to fit the game data onto a single disc, and the console only needs to load the surrounding area at once.

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    Comment by Zero Serenity
    01:36 09/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Also, games from the Xbox One and PS4 are not played off the disk anymore. So even if you need multiple BDs, it all just gets thrown on the hard drive anyway. This is just SE making excuses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah. I completely forgot that PS1 had jack all memory, so it was always loading forever. The FF7 videos were streamed straight off the disc as was audio. We've come a long way since then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most likely, the game will be a straight linear game ala FFXIII. Say bye bye to exploring the world in FFVII.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:41 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually it'd be FFVII-1 FFVII-2 and FFVII-3 to save several BDs (the game could cost very expensive to buy, I guess they don't want to sell a whole set of BDs directly)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the price is 20$ I don't mind it being in 3 parts, but yes, majority of the world was accessible on first disc even before you got Highwind, you could travel a LOT with Tiny Bronco or you could get Golden Chocobo.

    If the price will be low then I am willing to take 3 parts. I have a gripe over the combat system because I don't like the new remake system they are forcing down on me so whether I buy it or not depends how they actually end up playing this. I don't enjoy Final Fantasy Hack n Slash. I have DMC for that or Darksiders/2.

    FF7 has a lot of content, I worry about what is locked out from the first part of the game. But I won't even buy it if it gets the Real Time combat system instead of ATB Turn Based.

    They can easily do dual system (or triple cuz Original FF7 had dual system actually, Turn Based and Active Time Battle).

    But idiots that have problems with thinking will love mindless hack and slash.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, of course there's no point putting in Icicle Inn and beyond if the first part ends in the Forgotten City.

    Also, in FF7 after certain events, places get locked. In that case, there's no need to put in content for those, since they aren't supposed to be accessed.

    It depends on what exactly are they planning to cut.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    They got blu-ray technology, SE is fucking with us by saying "it's too big to fit in 1 disc"
    A fucking blu-ray disc can hold up to 50 gbs of data

    Comment by Anonymous

    Not to mention the 3rd disc was barely used and it was FUCKING CDS. NOT BLURAYS.

    Dual layer Blu-Rays can hold 50GB. The new BDs for 4k blu-ray can hold over 100GB.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:43 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    CDs could hold 700MB. Megabytes. It took 3cds and they didn't even use the whole 700MB each.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:13 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    compared to modern games, yes. but at the time of it's release that's a whole other story

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    Comment by Dan Hibiki
    00:52 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    The original looked like ass though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:20 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "We can't give you the whole game on multiple discs at once due to the graphics, so we'll give you the whole game on multiple discs and charge you for each disc. That solves the graphics and multi disc option!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Don't worry! Even if they are dividing one full-size game into multiple pieces, each piece is equivalent to a full-size game!
    Who would have thought the Banach-Tarski paradox also applied to videogames.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Modern AAA games lack on content. Splitting FFVII into multiple parts and making each one equal a modern AAA game in content should be easy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, you're argument is that modern games are shit so we should not expect more from this remake?

    It seems you don't understand why people kept asking for the remake. We don't want them to release a shitty "modern AAA" game under the FFVII title. What we want is the original game presented with modern technology.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Gotta milk as many shekels from this series as possible; as if them making a remake of FF7 wasn't enough of a hint that this was the intent the whole time.

    It's just like all those remakes and "reboots" that Hollywood is doing. Rather than put in the work to create something new they just dress up an already completed work and sell it back to you.

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:13 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There was no way that FFVII remake could ever happen withouth the "cow milking" side of it. Did you think SE would ever release it because of respect and love for the original game? In your dreams. The episodic thing is also understandable, because we don't want another FF XIII with new skins.

    With all that said, it's FFVII remake, for Christ sake. Stop whining and be glad it will happen at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:41 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't really bring myself to heartburn over this. I'm down with separate chunks of story over time, considering it's been almost 20 years since the thing was released in the US the first time.

    Hell, maybe they'll use the episodic format to offer DIFFERENT storytelling forks, so all the flavors of fans and shippers can get the ending they want.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then the game comes out, you buy it and it turns out to be unavoidably terrible. But hey, just be glad.

    A very likely scenario, especially if you bend over and take their bad decisions up the ass instead of expressing legitimate concerns beforehand.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have no problem with this as long as the content justifies it. It wouldn't surprise me if you physically can't fit all the data on a single blu ray, especially with 4k+ type resolutions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a load of crap. The first FF7 fit entirely on one CD except for the FMV cutscenes. Try it some time; load the game, then while playing remove your disc and replace it with another. It'll work perfectly until it tries to load an FMV cutscene and at that point it'll load the wrong one (since the one it's looking for is not on the disc), but after the cutscene it'll go back to working like normal. I used this for a while when I didn't want to watch Aeris getting killed.

    Anyway if it takes two or three discs of content then sell us it all at once! Don't "TO BE CONTINUED" a story that we already know completely. This is the exact same greedy drag-it-out crap that makes me unwilling to watch Hollywood movies.

    So far we have:
    1. Uematsu not doing the music
    2. Dicking around with a battle system that was completely perfect and did not need to be messed with
    3. Greedy multiple installments content chopping

    Yeah, fucking dropped. Every time news comes out it gets worse. It's like they're deliberately trying to sabotage their own game so they won't have to commit to actually finish it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:46 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be fair, most of the environments in the first game were low res static images.

    For a modern fully 3d game, a single object requires multiple textures and maps.

    Still, there are plenty of other games that seem to fit just fine. GTA5 is probably a good example of a fairly large, detailed world with lots of varied environments. MGS5 probably isn't a good example because a lot of it is the same old desert or jungle, likely recycling textures.

    I agree that they are changing too much already. Most people just want an HD remake, not a whole new game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:10 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Turns head to continue playing his old version of Final Fantasy VIII.
    True, it might not have been as "Popular", but this is also why Square hasn't gone and butchered it to death. While the rest of you VII fans get a giant F.U. from the company, I get to enjoy the fruits of a deceased company. (remember it was SquareSoft that brought these games -this includes X-1. X-2 and newer are all products of "SquareEnix" not SquareSoft. Notably so was Kingdom Hearts I...)

    On that note: Star Ocean 3: Til the End of Time is a proud product of Enix. Not SquareEnix.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Long story short, both companies were good until that merger.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much every company's games were way better in the 90s. SNK, Capcom, Konami, etc. They all went straight to hell and then some.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    At first I was hyped. Then they announced the did away with the turn-based combat in favor of a shittier action combat... Ok.. could still live with that... even though controlling multiple characters this way is just a pain in the ass and will most likely result in people letting the NPCs doing all the work... but now this? Nope... Fuck Square-Enix.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 10/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is literally nothing wrong with it being a multi-part game. It means that it won't take them a gorillion years to release the first batch of content. If you're patient enough to wait, then wait for the bundle pack that will be affordable or the inevitable collectors edition.

    People are going to bitch and bitch and bitch, then the game is going to come out, get pretty good to amazing reviews, look like a ton of fun to play, and half the people bitching are going to end up buying it anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 10/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Once upon a time companies did shit right the first time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 11/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS4 ONLY. Go fuck yourself SE!

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    Comment by chisarthemis
    13:28 10/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Enix plan for FFVII remake
    Disc I : us$ 30
    Disc II : us$ 30
    Disc III : Us$ 30
    DLCs :
    1. vincent's dugeon key us$ 20
    2. Yuvie's random world map encounter us$ 20
    3. Jet mode on highwind us$ 15
    4. Permanent gold saucer's pass us$ 40
    5. Unique individual lvl 4 limit break us$ 7.5
    6. Chocobo's breeding nut (come with 10/50/100% success upgrade) from us$ 10-100
    And many more
    what they tell you are all lies, they only want to get your money by old age golden mine. Enix suck level = beyond help

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Final Fantasy VII Musou Children Quadrilogy will go down in history as the biggest cashgrab in gaming history.

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    17:24 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The retards at Squeenix can't make a good decision to save their lives.

    If this remake flops, they're completely fucked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    its like they want u to hate them, but u will still throw money at them.

    EA would have been proud of u SE

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:48 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    bwahahaha~ shit like this is why I have not bought a new game in the last 5-6 years

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eh... I gave up on Final Fantasy a long time ago. Wondering when they'll stop trying to milk this dead cow and go back to working on Kingdom Hearts...

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