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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Facts You Should Know This 2018


The announcement made at the E3 in 2015 by Square Enix was the fulfilment of the ‘90s gamers’ dreams that is the remake of Final Fantasy VII. But not all players are aware what it is all about. To address this concern, here are facts that should help you understand about Final Fantasy 7.


Why Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is So Popular?

  • Take note that the Final Fantasy 7 has been dubbed one of the greatest games of all time.
  • The first entry of the series to launch in Europe and first to utilize 3D visuals.
  • This was first released in 1997 for the PlayStatiion before it came to the PC, as well as the PlayStation Network.
  • It has sold over 10 million copies by 2010, which made it the bestselling installment of the series.

The remake was teased and rumored through the generation of the last hardware. But, after the original was launched 20 years ago, it is finally going to happen.

Simply A Remaster?

According to sources, Square Enix is not just giving PlayStation’s original version of Final Fantasy 7 another polish but a full-fledged remake in HD. The remake will be designed and recreated from the ground up so that it will be able to harness the power of the hardware of the current generation.

Moreover, the game will use the Unreal 4 Engine in its development. This will be the same engine behind certain titles such as Fable Legends, Gears of War 4, and Street Fighter 5.

However, game director Tetsuya Nomura has explained that even when the graphics are made even better or a modern machine, the original version will never be surpassed. So, you could just play the original international version on the PlayStation 4 to achieve that goal.

The People Behind The Development Of The Remake

Scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, director Nomura Nojima, and original producer Yoshinori Kitase are heading the team of developers. The 3 members of the trio have finally met and decided to work on the project after quite some time.

The key members were able to see a window of possibility in which they can move forward with the project. This led to the possibility of getting started with the production of the Final Fantasy 7 remake.

According to Nomura, the announcement was just in time to raise Square Enix’s profile when the studio was about to reveal a batch some other new games. This involves more titles being announced at Square Enix on the platform of the PlayStation 4.

At the same time, they thought that it would be a good boost to their portfolio, which allows Square Enix to bring out more titles on the PS4.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Gameplay

  • Real-time, action-based combat
  • Departure from the original game
  • Absence of random encounters

However, the game wouldn’t be hooked to the original mechanics. This is because Final Fantasy VII remake will now be more focused on action, as it centers on the real-time combat and getting rid of the Action Time Battle setup.

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