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AbbathTheGrim said:

This is something that I have been thinking about concerning the episodic approach this game will have and the fact that the next PlayStation is in the next corner.

How do you expect, think that Square will approach the release of these episodes or think would be ok for Square to address game progress (leveling up, inventory and collection of items) when these episodes are likely to jump to PS5?

A) Do you think all the episodes release both in PS4 and PS5?

B) Could this "episodes" work more as stand alone games that, once you finish them, all gained levels and inventory are gone and you start in episode 2 (for example) on level 1 all over again? How do you like that idea?

C) Maybe there are other examples out there of episodic games you think would be the best way to approach and continue progress between episodes? What would be the best approach?

D) Could there be a way to "load" your saved game from episode 1 to episode 2?

E) What is the best way for Square to address game progress between episodes? Would you care if progress is lost between episodes?

F) Will I lose all my 1/35 Soldiers after I finish an episode?

Discuss.

A) Yes, if they release the first episode on the PS4 then it's just right they release the entire game.

B) I think you will load your saved data from the previous episode to keep all of your progress and each episode will limit the "openess" of the game. I recall in the original after you leave Midgar the first time you can't go back, so for example, that would be the end of episode 1 and on episode 2 you can't go back.

C) Honestly the best approach would be to make a normal game. I don't understand the reasoning behind making it episodic.

D) Yes, I think that's the point.

E) You should be able to load your progress from the previous episode and continue from there. If the game allows you to play an episode without playing the previous one, then maybe there's gonna be an automatic progress established for each episode. I don't know about this one. And yes, I would be pissed if I lost progress.

F) I don't get that one, I haven't finished the original, but I'm excited too