Both during its announcement and its official release, Final Fantasy VII Remake caused a sensation. Placing itself among the most popular games of 2023, the Square Enix teams have managed to give a second life to one of their major titles by giving it a meta aspect that reshuffles the cards of the original opus. Faced with such a cheerful reception, what is common to call the “Part 2” or “Part II” of Final Fantasy VII Remake is more than expected around the corner.
On the occasion of the holiday season, the producer of the game, Yoshinori Kitase, spoke to the Japanese magazine Famitsu, not so long ago, as well as to the site 4Gamer who have it. asked for an interview. Among the various topics discussed, we obviously find the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Final Fantasy license, which will be celebrated on December 18, 2023, and the next games in the Final Fantasy universe.
Thirty-four years after the release of the original opus, the Final Fantasy series is doing well and continues to be in the news. In addition, the year 2023 is likely to be a pivotal year for the brand, because if Final Fantasy XIV is currently a great success, the future of the license will cry out through Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Final Fantasy XVI.
In his message to fans, Yoshinori Kitase confides in his aspirations, his expectations for 2023 and comes to mention ” the world of Final Fantasy VII, restarted with the Remake ” that should ” continue to expand in 2023 “. As we enter the year of the 35th anniversary of the license, it could be that the second part of the Remake, like Final Fantasy XVI which has fallen behind, will be presented this year.
However, the formulation of Kitase leaves a lot of room for guesswork and his sentence could also evoke other projects related to the Remake, such as Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis or Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, since the producer talks about it in his post and hopes that we enjoy this experience.
For the moment, Square Enix seems to want to keep its surprises in reserve, but with such an event around the license, it could well be that some big announcements are made to mark the occasion: to be sure, we will have to stay tuned throughout 2023!