After an immense wave of both excitement and outrage, Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase has opened up with an official “thank you” to the fans of the series for all of their support, while addressing a few concerns.

The full statement is available at the official Square Enix blog, but the producer has essentially outlined some of the bigger challenges of creating the remake, and why now was the perfect time.

“The biggest reason why we haven’t done a remake until now is because it’s a massive undertaking to reconstruct Final Fantasy VII from the ground up with the current technology,” Kitase said. “Producing a proper HD remake of Final Fantasy VII that maintains the same feeling of density of the original would result in a volume of content that couldn’t possibly fit into one installment.”

He went on to cite some of the outrage that occurred due to the episodic nature of the upcoming remake. He then continued to tie it back to the scale of the game. saying further that a condensed version of the original game, with several sequences cut out, is something that they knew “none of you would have wanted”.

The upcoming remake of Final Fantasy VII will feature a completely revamped world from the ground up, as Kitase described it. “I hope that by explaining a little more about our design decisions that you can appreciate the size of this project and what we have planned for this remake,” he concluded with a heartfelt statement.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is making a surprising amount of progress, and although there is no official release date for the first episode, fans around the world are eagerly awaiting its release.

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