All-New FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Developer Diary Focuses on Graphics and Visual Effects


Category: Final Fantasy VII Remake

All-New FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Developer Diary Focuses on Graphics and Visual Effects

Publisher Square Enix has released the final video in its extended Final Fantasy VII Remake dev diary series, this time focusing on the visual design in the critically acclaimed video game, which is currently available on PlayStation 4. Thankfully, chances are that the game will come to Xbox One and PC sometime next year.

The new video features interviews with award-winning developers including: Yoshinori Kitase (Producer), Tetsuya Nomura (Director & Concept Design), Naoki Hamaguchi (Co-Director), Masaaki Kazeno (Character Modelling Director), Hiroyuki Nagatsuka (Lead Animator) and Hiroyuki Yamaji (Battle Animation Director).

As a reminder, Final Fantasy VII: Remake is only the first chapter of the so-called Final Fantasy VII: Remake Project, so it's safe to say that Square is already working on a Final Fantasy VII: Remake-2 (it's just our guess, the Japanese studio has not revealed any details on a sequel to this year's hit or its official title).

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the reimagined version of 1997's Final Fantasy VII has sold an impressive 700,000 physical copies since its launch in Japan alone, at least according to the team at Famitsu.

Although many players have probably already completed the Final Fantasy VII: Remake campaign, the behind-the-scenes video is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Square's design choices. Take a look:

The world has fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet’s very life force as mako energy. In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him. The story of this first, standalone game in the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE project covers up to the party’s escape from Midgar, and goes deeper into the events occurring in Midgar than the original FINAL FANTASY VII.

Final Fantasy VII: Remake is currently available for PlayStation 4.

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