siliconera translated the whole thing, check it out below:
The progress was revealed in a Square Enix new job listing advertisement. Apparently they're seeking level planners for Final Fantasy VII Remake. The recruitment message offers information on the role's requirements as well as a progress update on the game's development.
The highlights of the job listing:
- A major project of fully remaking Final Fantasy VII on PlayStation 4.
- Can work in the best development environment!
- Gain experience in a flat organization, use your talents to your heart’s content.
- Recruiting core members for the project!
- Work on a big title for a chance to help your career!
- Enjoy flexibility with discretionary work system and good benefits.
As level planner for the game, you'll be responsible for organizing the workflow of location development, create and produce level designs for each assigned location, and implement data utilizing Unreal Engine 4.
On the current state of the project, Square Enix wrote:
“While Final Fantasy VII Remake’s programs for general functions and contents are being tested within the development team as required, the part about reproducing the original work in high-quality graphics is reaching a satisfactory standard, and we’ve come to the conclusion that in order to meet fan expectations we must increase its quality another step higher.
“Therefore, in addition to the current members for the Final Fantasy VII Remake development, we must establish a core group that includes level planners, battle planners, designers, engineers, and various types of jobs to tackle on the production of the big title.
“We expect those of you who apply for this position to become an active core member.”
The company stresses that the job recruitment is by no means a request for last-minute replacements for dealing with work volume. As it stands, the development team are currently in the brainstorming phase of creating a world of Final Fantasy VII fitting for modern times. Square Enix hopes to add members that can work on various levels within the game and come up with ideas for what they’d like to do with the remake’s charming characters.
Personal thoughts: To me this seems more about the compilation as a whole rather than just for Part 1, and considering they're looking for level planners, it must mean that they're still in their planning stages for the game's level and world designs.