Final Fantasy 7 Remake is easily one of the biggest single game announcements of this year’s E3. The game has been long asked for by fans, and after a few fake-outs, it finally happened. I have a hunch we are still around five years away from the game’s release, but we you know, it is at least coming.
According to the game’s character designer, Tetsuya Nomura, in an interview with 4Gamer, as translated by Silconera, the time had to be now. Partially, this was down to something as basic as age. He said:
Actually, we’ve had plans for a remake on several occasions. Up until now, it’s been a cycle of having plans come and go, but this time, we’ve finally decided ‘let’s do it’.
And there’s one more thing. we’re hitting that age.
Of all the staff that worked on the original Final Fantasy VII, and those who are working on the remake, I’m the youngest one. I’m 45 years old now. If we continued on without doing a remake, [Yoshinori] Kitase and [Kazushige] Nojima are well older than me… so, yeah.
I suppose this is one of the problems with remaking older games and getting the same band back together. Eventually that just won’t be possible strictly from an age stand point.
Thanks to VG247 for the heads up!