Apart from yesterday's reveal of a new Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer at Sony's State of Play stream, Square Enix hasn't really given fans any major update about the upcoming remake ever since its initial announcement back in 2015. Not only did the latest Final Fantasy 7 trailer showcase cutscenes from the game, but also it provided a glimpse of gameplay, showing Cloud, Aerith, and Barret battling enemies, including the game's first boss, the Guard Scorpion.
Given the four-year silence in Final Fantasy 7 Remake's development, players are now wondering whether the details previously revealed during the announcement back in 2015 still holds to this day. Aside from the latest trailer, Square Enix did not provide any new details on the upcoming remake, not even the release date of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
However, it appears that one thing is for certain, which is that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will still be released in multiple parts just as Square Enix previously announced years ago. In a press release via Square Enix's Japanese website, the publisher confirmed that the game will be a multi-part series, releasing in episodes similar to titles such as those from the now-defunct Telltale Games.
"Final Fantasy VII Remake is a full remake heading to the PS4. Most of the original's content is being reworked, and as such the game will be in multiple parts. More information will be published this June, so stay tuned."
Although Square Enix clarified the episodic nature of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, it did not specify certain details such as the number of episodes in total, and the length of time it will take for each part to release to complete the entire game. Luckily, June is not that far off, and it is expected that more information about the remake of Final Fantasy 7 will be revealed at this year's E3, where Square Enix is scheduled to hold a press conference on June 10 at 6 PM PT.
The recent re-reveal of Final Fantasy 7 will surely provide a sigh of relief to fans who may have thought that the project was abandoned due to the deafening silence during its development. In a previous statement, Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura admitted that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced too early. Nonetheless, at least fans can now rest easy knowing that the remake is being worked on, and a more detailed update is on its way soon.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is currently in development exclusively for the PS4, but still lacks an official release date.