The director and concept designer of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Tetsuya Nomura, shared some of his considerations, along with those of other staff members, on a new post. He also added that "are already working on the second part of the remake. "
Here are the words of Nomura directly from the post:
"I started the Final Fantasy VII Remake project around the time of the development of the entire universe of Final Fantasy VII. We had gone through the experiences of Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus, and I was planning it alone for about a year, as a fifth and final entry into the collection.
Since that initial plan and my first ideas, other projects have taken shape and I became very busy as they proceeded, but I never stopped thinking about Final Fantasy VII. As such, I feel like I can't wait for him to come out like anyone else, because I've been pursuing these ideas for a long time.
The opportunities to discuss our true intentions are few, but as far as the dimensions of the game are concerned, on which many question themselves - there is no reason to worry. Even in this single portion of Midgar, the density and volume are so large that I had to give directions to lighten them.
As for the new characters - of which I said during previous interviews that there would have been no "none" - in reality, even if they are not main characters, their number has ended up growing considerably in the process of creating a rich representation of Midgar. When you think of Midgar's final boss, the MOTOR probably comes to mind, but in this game new bosses will appear who will further increase the epic nature of the story.
We have already started working on the next one, but I am confident that playing with this title will expand your expectations just like the world that extends beyond Midgar.
Until the next time."
The same post also revealed that the series director Final Fantasy XIII, Motomu Toriyama, is involved as one of the co-directors.
We remind you that Final Fantasy VII Remake is planned for Playstation 4 the 3 March 2020.