To say that RPG fans have been waiting a painfully long time for Final Fantasy VII Remake is probably an understatement. The game was originally announced at E3 2015, and nearly five years will have passed by the time the first entry releases on March 3, 2020. Thankfully, according to Producer Yoshinori Kitase, the next installment in the project shouldn’t take as long to develop.
The Final Fantasy Twitter account has posted some quotes from an interview with Kitase that will be released later this week. One of the quotes mentions that the work put into the first game will make development on the second game “more efficient.”
“Due to the work already done on the first game we anticipate development of the second game to be more efficient. We have our own internal schedule and plan, but for now we’d like to focus our information on the first game in the project.” [4/5]
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) June 12, 2019
The quote doesn’t mention any type of release window for the second game, but if it comes together in a more efficient manner, we shouldn’t be waiting another five years for it.
The tweets also discuss some other details about the project. They confirm that the first game will focus on the city of Midgar, “as it best represents the world of VII as a location more than any other.” Additionally, each installment “will have a volume of content comparable to a standalone FINAL FANTASY.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake is only confirmed for release on PlayStation 4 at this time, and it isn’t clear how many installments will be needed to complete the project. Three editions of the first game are available for pre-order, including a Square Enix Store-exclusive First Class Edition that costs $329.99.