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Naum said:
Anyone thinking this game will come out around 2020 are fooling themselves.. 2024-2025 at the earliest.

Only way it takes anywhere near that long is if they dropped the plans to release it in 3 parts. When they first announced it, it was announced as an episodic game, with rumors of the game being split into 3 parts. Assuming episodic is still the plan, the first episode should land around late 2020, early 2021, considering it has already been in development for over a year since Square scrapped CyberConnect2's work and took it in-house. In theory at least, there should be a 2 year wait between episodes (there was a 2 year gap between the 3 FF13 parts), so if episode 1 is 2020 we should get episode 2 in 2022 and episode 3 in 2024. Square is already advertising it as their next main game after KH3, so we definitely won't be waiting until 2024 for the first episode.

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It will come eventually. So before the 22nd century.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

It's going to be a PS5 exclusive, that much is certain. Making it cross gen would make the visuals look like XV, and that is not what square is going for. It might come to PC eventually.

I'm really hoping they keep the combat system from VII or I might not get it.



It will have taken a back seat to Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts.

Expect big things this year.



I hope they make two versions: The big, shiny epic their currently working on, and then a smaller, more modest version more in spirit of the original. Maybe put that version on Switch or something.

Wishful thinking, probably won't happen, but a guy can dream...



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Carl said:
It will have taken a back seat to Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts.

Expect big things this year.

They still have to port Dragon Quest to the Switch, don't they? They are taking their sweet time for a game it's already done. Why is SE so bad at organizing their schedules and development times?



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

I mean they just wasted all the hype produced during what was it 2015 E3? If its episodic... they could turn something people are willing to just buy without asking to a messy project in my opinion. I also think it will come out around 2020 but we havent seen much about it so who knows



gergroy said:
twintail said:

While I can certainly understand where you stand on this issue, my comment to the OP doesn't change. He has written his comment as if we do not know yet what the combat system will be, but we do. 

I think the game will be great as long as they don't make unnecessary changes to the story and if they can incorporate the materia system into the more action paced combat. 

They talked about that before they took it in house and basically started over.  I think he is hoping that they came to their senses and changed their mind.  

With who they have directing it though... that isn’t going to happen...

Maybe some godsent employee played Persona 5 and went "hey, you know what, turn based is still great!!!" one can only hope.



Shadow1980 said:
At this rate, it's definitely going to be cross-gen. And honestly, I hope the gameplay is still turn-based. I'd hate for it to move to a FFXV-style action game where I just control Cloud while the rest of the party is controlled by AI and I'm just flailing about with barrages of melee attacks with a shallow token magic system. I was excited when they announced the remake, but subsequent developments have made me very worried.

This is exactly how I feel.  It seems like they are doing a bait-and-switch.  "We are going to re-release Final Fantasy VII just like you always wanted.  However we are changing the story and the gameplay."  WTF Square!



Darwinianevolution said:
Carl said:
It will have taken a back seat to Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts.

Expect big things this year.

They still have to port Dragon Quest to the Switch, don't they? They are taking their sweet time for a game it's already done. Why is SE so bad at organizing their schedules and development times?

The delay between the Japanese release of Dragon quest XI and the localized version a few months ago was way longer than usual. I mean it should have only taken 6 months. They had 2 different development teams for the ps4 and 3ds version and we haven't had a mainline dragon quest game for playstation since VIII.