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…