According to the translation of an interview that game Director Tetsuya Nomura and Producer Yoshinori Kitase made, their team is hard at work recreating the parts of the game that meant the most to fans in the Final Fantasy VII Remake.

In the interview the pair did with gaming magazine, Dengeki PlayStation, they relayed that there is a lot of work going into the rebuilding of this unique world. Kitase stated that, “The game will be fully-voiced for the most part, and there will be a new cast of voice actors for those that didn’t have lines in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.”

Nomura and Kitase were also able to discuss the changing climate of video games, noting the delicacy that sequences such as the Honey Bee Bath House require during development. Eastern developers are feeling an increasing scrutiny of their video games from western fans. An aspect Nomura confirmed as he sighed, “Ah, the Honey Bee Inn… (Laughs.)”

Luckily, Kitase went on to confirm that, “We want to put the mini-games that remain favorable among fans in as much as possible.” Nomura continuing that, “There were a lot of things from big to small, but we need to consider a bit whether it’s necessary to create them all with the latest technology.”

The aesthetic of Final Fantasy VII was teased to be more important than an open world as Kitase claimed, “We can’t say anything yet, but we don’t plan on fussing about whether it’s a so-called open-world or sandbox. But since Nomura is more focused on the creation of the scenery, we want to express an environment character actions affect the scenery.”

While the game is only just now being developed, Kitase explained that, “Its current development status is at a stage where they can say that they were finally able to get started. Nomura says that they have some ideas for the battles, but it’ll still be a while until they can implement it into the game.”

The news from the interview was mentioned to be the last announcement of 2015, however, the next update will come, “after they’re done with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue and World of Final Fantasy.” Both titles are set to release at some point next year, with no official release date as of yet.

The Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for the PlayStation 4.

(Special Thanks-Hachima Kikou)

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