As part of Sony’s press event from this year’s E3 conference, Square Enix finally revealed that work has begun on a remake of Final Fantasy VII. Fans of the franchise have been hoping for a remake for years, making the announcement a pleasant surprise for many gamers. As revealed during Sony’s E3 presser, and reiterated on the official Playstation Blog on June 15, the Final Fantasy VII remake will launch as a time exclusive first on the Playstation 4before eventually releasing on other platforms.
The announcement of the highly anticipated remake was accompanied by a brief teaser trailer that showed off the world of Final Fantasy VII in modern visuals that will be available on current hardware such as the PS4. The trailer ended with an audible hint from the theme music for Final Fantasy VII while showing Barret and the protagonist Cloud Strife. The pair was only shown from behind as they walked away from the camera into a crowded environment, but their appearances were unmistakable thanks to Barret’s gun hand and Cloud’s signature oversized sword.
The only concrete details offered about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake offered thus far are that the game is definitely now in production and that it will release first on the Playstation 4. Since Square didn’t’ mention when the game is expected to launch, it is assumed that the game has just recently started development. As such, fans may still have a long wait before the Final Fantasy VII remake becomes available, but they can rest assured that the PS1 classic role-playing game is finally getting a new updated release.