The Final Fantasy VII Remake will be designed to have realistic graphics, the game’s director Tetsuya Nomura said in an interview with Famitsu Magazine. He shared some more details about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake for Playstation 4, adding that there would also be no new characters added to the remake.
“There won’t be new characters. As for the visual taste, we’re doing them to match today’s visuals and appear closer to reality,” he said. When asked about the game system, he said that he couldn’t share many details about it, but that they would be going for a “more realistic system.”
Nomura said last week that Final Fantasy VII for PS4 “is not a simple remake.” He believes that simply prettying up the graphics for the current generation of consoles would not be enough. The remake will feature updated gameplay, but he also hasn’t gone into many details on that. It’s a good move, considering the original came out way back in 1997. A direct re-release of a 20-year-old game may not do so well today.
As well as featuring a more realistic graphical style, Nomura confirmed that no new characters would be introduced in the Final Fantasy VII remake. Whether that means no characters new to the series, or just no characters other than the ones in the original Final Fantasy VII isn’t clear.
As for the hardware, Nomura said that the Final Fantasy VII remake would definitely be on PS4 first. He said they hadn’t thought much beyond that, but didn’t rule out an Xbox One or PC version.
The story will also be expanded. Nomura said last week there would be more plot devices in the story, so we can expect that it will be a bit longer than the original. He told Famitsu that a remake has to “take a different approach and make something that suits the times.”
Thanks to Gematsu.