It is the first day of annual Playstation Experience happening in San Francisco, CA, and they started the event with a bang by featuring the new gameplay trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake which can be seen above.
As the working title mentioned the word “remake”, the game is a complete remake from it’s original game in PS1 and as you noticed, the graphics is pretty and the gameplay is very different including the combat. It seems that Square-Enix dropped the traditional turn-based fighting combat and shifted to hack-and-slash type of game ala-action RPG.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase talked about the “perfect” combination of strategy and action of his upcoming game.
“The hardware itself has evolved since the release of Final Fantasy VII, and the games are more real, and real-time based. The previous Final Fantasy VII was a command-based RPG that utilized active-time-battle. Real-time and GMC are the trends these days.
I can’t say the new game is completely action-based, but it has more of that element and real-time than the previous game.
However, what makes Final Fantasy and RPG different from other games is that the players have the abolity to choose weapons, capabilities and magic to be strategic minded, so while the new game has more real-time element, it will also maintain that strategy building element, balancing these two factors perfectly to enhance the gaming experience,” Kitase added during the Playstation Experience.
He also talked about the graphics and how the character will be similar to Advent Children and how powerful the PS4 system is making the graphics stunning.
“The game is still in development, and we have not fully grasped all the abilities of and upgrades made to PlayStation 4. The graphics are superb on PlayStation 4, and more polygon volume is available to make it better.
The way we harnessed the power of the PlayStation 4 was to maintain the graphic quality of characters like Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith in the movie called Advent Children in our game, and this was the starting point. So, what we’re aiming for with the Final Fantasy VII Remake is to have the same quality of these characters in real-time while playing the game, and this is only achievable with PlayStation 4.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake still has no release date yet but if they are on the track with their initial E2 announcement, expect this game to be released on 2017.