The launch of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, in large part, can be considered to be a massive success. The game is a brilliant experience and despite the challenges that the COVID-19 has posed, sales have been very good.
This is just the first game in a multiple installment release, as everyone may already know.
What everybody else doesn’t know is how many more games the remake will run. Even Yoshinori Kitase himself does not know.
As reported by VGC, both Tetsuya Nomura (Director) and Yoshinori Kitase have shared very interesting statements about the future of the game.
Part of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ultimania book, which was translated by Twitter User Aitaikimochi, reveals that Nomura wants to release the second part as soon as possible, saying “Depends on how many parts the overall story will be. If we divide the story into large parts, it’ll take longer to make. If we divide it into more detailed smaller sections, then developing it will be faster. I hope to release the next one ASAP.”
The bigger question, which Kitase had touched on, points to how many parts the whole remake will take. Kitase goes on to say that “We have a general idea of how the story will play out, but we haven’t decided exactly [how many parts], nor can we confirm anything. There’s speculation that it will be 3 parts, but we’re just doing things one step at a time.”
If the rest of the game is to be released as a trilogy, it would be safe to expect that part 2 and 3 may be equally as large or even larger in scale than the first game. There’s still a lot to be had from the game and a trilogy would make sense if we were to imagine the story chunks, with part 2 ending with *that* event and part 3 taking it home.
Another safe assumption would be that the next title, whenever it releases, will most definitely be playable on the PS5. As such, can we expect a leap in graphical fidelity as well? Everything is speculation for now but given how good the first part of the Remake was received by fans, I’m quite certain that everyone can wait a while longer for the next part as long as it meets the high expectations that part 1 set.