FFVII has BEEN in development since its announcement at E3 2015…a full 3 years ago. The remake’s fallen into development hell: a place quagmired with delays, money issues, and changes to development teams.
Square assures us it’s still coming… Here’s the trailer as a refresher:
Here is what we know about FF7 remake so far:
The combat will no longer be turn-based, like the 90’s game.
Instead, you control Cloud or another member in a live-action battle system. Things like the Break Counter and Magicka will still be there, although expect the mechanics to be adapted. Think Kingdom Hearts.
100% voice acted
Square plans on having a full voice cast for the game – meaning on need to read through countless hours of dialogue. Producers even mentioned they may ask cast members from Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children to reprise their roles.
That might cut back on the 60+ hours it took to complete the original FF7.