Square Enix Moves Final Fantasy 7 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's Naoki Hamaguchi addressed the issue, saying this was a "sensitive subject."

"We took 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 organisation. 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!


    I hate to be that guy... but wow that doesn't bode well at all for what we saw of it. But, I'm glad I guess they've taken the reins?

      The game's direction will be the same which worries me because it looks like they'll make it feel like FFXV...

    I feel like that dramatic blonde kid crying and screaming under my blanket while I record the message: LEAVE CLOUD ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!

    Ooops, my mascara is running...

    This will be an incoherent mess released in 2030.

    "...wanting to control quality as well as keeping the schedule stable" (so we gave it to our most timely employee, Tetsuya Nomura.)

    Fucking Square, you're nothing but a bad punchline these days.

    Because if there is one thing Square Enix is known for, it is releasing Final Fantasy games on time.

    Are these the same "Adult Reasons" people can't talk about Dragon Quest XI on Switch?

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