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05-29-2017, 08:53 PM
Was that the reason for such lengthy development time? Maybe they should hire Platinum Games to co-develop the game to improve quality.


Square Enix Moves Final Fantasy VII Remake Development In-House

Previously, Square Enix was working with external studio CyberConnect2 to develop Final Fantasy VII Remake. But now, Square Enix will be making the game in-house.

Third party studio CyberConnect2 is perhaps best known for its Naruto and .hack games. Back in 2015, it was revealed that Square Enix was working with the studio on the title.

During a recent Mobius Final Fantasy stream, Square Enix dev Naoki Hamaguchi addressed the issue, saying this was a “sensitive subject.”

“I’ve taken over the development side of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake,” Hamaguchi said. “Up until now, development has progressed by receiving external collaboration, but from here on out, with production and quality in mind, we’re shifting to our in-house organization. This company decision was made wanting to control quality as well as keeping the schedule stable.”

Final Fantasy VII Remake is being headed up by Tetsuya Nomura. Heh.

Why is Square Enix no longer working with external studio CyberConnect2 on FFVII Remake? In a December 2015 interview with Famitsu, Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase said that Nomura complained about a CyberConnect2 trailer for FFVII Remake and wanted it done in a more Square Enix style.

Whatever the reason, see you in 2030, Final Fantasy VII Remake!


Drunken Savior
05-30-2017, 02:26 AM
Maybe if Square could get their shit together, it wouldn't cost them so much to develop a game and then get laughed at when they are disappointed by their games not outperforming already unrealistic expectations (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-26-tomb-raider-has-sold-3-4-million-copies-failed-to-hit-expectations).

05-30-2017, 04:00 AM
I think everyone can see where this is going and this is exactly one of the reasons they never did a FFVII remake before.