It's kinda weird how we haven't heard anything on Final Fantasy VII Remake in quite a bit. We didn't see any sign of it at the Electronic Entertainment Expo last month, and there's also no word yet if Square Enix will have it present at GamesCom when the show hits Germany in August. So, when can we expect new information?
Director Tetsuya Nomura came clean earlier today and, while speaking with Famitsu, admitted that the company is going full steam on Kingdom Hearts III at the moment, and likely won't talk about Final Fantasy VII Remake "for a while".
Development on the forthcoming remake recently shifted internally to Square Enix, but that hasn't affected its progress. Still, as far as getting a better look at how the game's coming along, Nomura noted, "Although there are parts (of Final Fantasy VII Remake) further along than Kingdom Hearts III, such as cutscenes, it is unlikely we'll share information for a while as we switch from mainly external to mainly internal development."
That's a bit of a bummer for players that were looking to hear more about the game, especially how its episodic structure would come along, as well as hearing about the potential characters that could be making a return to the beloved remake. We'll just have to wait and see.
As far as when we're likely to get new info, it could be as late as December, when the PlayStation Experience event is set to take place. That's not a confirmation, though – for all we know, Square Enix could host a presentation showing off more of Kingdom Hearts III, since it has a 2018 release period; and there's also the possibility it could show off a new project as well. Final Fantasy VII Remake is still waist deep in development, and could stay that way into 2018 – and maybe even past that.
For now, hey, at least Kingdom Hearts III is on the way, and that certainly beats nothing. Plus, that extra development time could shape Final Fantasy VII Remake into the game that die-hard fans truly want it to be…