Development Changes in the Works for Final Fantasy 7 Remake
During a recent Square Enix livestream event, it was revealed that the remake of Final Fantasy 7 will no longer be developed by CyberConnect2 but instead moved in-house and developed by a team at Square.
At the Mobius Final Fantasy livestream, it was revealed that the project lead for Mobius Final Fantasy, Naoki Hamaguchi, will be taking a lead role in the development side of Final Fantasy 7. Furthermore, Hamaguchi expressed that he will not leave the Mobius team.
The rationale behind the decision centered around Square emphasizing a stable production schedule, as well as having complete control over the vision and direction of the FF7 Remake. Hamaguchi said:
I’ve taken over the development side of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Up until now, development has progressed by receiving external collaboration, but from here on out, with production and quality in mind, we’re shifting to our in-house organization. This company decision was made wanting to control quality as well as keeping the schedule stable.
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