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A203D said:
shikamaru317 said:

Yeah, I also expect them to release Part 1 on Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC, and PS5 1 year from now, since we know it is 1 year timed exclusive. So we probably will have to wait 2 years for part 2. If it is a 2 year wait, I hope it is suitably large, only going from say Kalm to Mt. Corei after a 2 year wait would be disappointing, and mean that this remake will take until like 2028 to complete. Kalm to City of the Ancients would be ideal for part 2, a good cliffhanger ending. 

As a buisness I don't think Square Enix will take a risk of making more than three parts. If you look at the amount of people who finish a game they buy, it probably isn't 100% of people who buy FF7R will finish FF7R. Then even less people will buy the sequel and even less the more sequels you do until they are not worth making anymore. If you look at Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 was the most successful and then Batman Arkham City, also the second game, was also the most successul.

Even between FF13-2 and Lightning Returns there was a massive sales drop between the second and third game, although in the FF13 series the first game was the most successful. So I don't think they will take a risk of making more than three. They might do some spin offs and stuff after, but for the main story I think it will be three.

You know the thing I didn't agree with a lot of people about was how they said Midgar was 'only' the first 8 to 10 hours. Its 8 to 10 hours in length, but storywise there is immense story progression in Midgar. For example there are places in FF7 like the Mythril Cave and Mt Nibel. They take time to traverse, but hardly any story progression takes place in those dungeons. Midgar by comparasion is huge in terms of story progression. So hopefully the next one will be Kalm to City of the Ancients.

@bolded

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere ME3 was the most commercially successful of the series. It was at least on parity with ME2



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The Fury said:
Save time on development? But they have everything done, battle system, sound track, character models. Just got to create, settings, get voice actors back in to record new dialogue and then the actual rest of FF7, as in the main plot, not Midgar which was basically just setting the scene in the original and wasn't important. 'Large parts of the story' original game was 1 game released in 1997 and was still well paced and near perfectly done, how much filler is he intending on adding? Will this become as convoluted as Kingdom Hearts?

Artwork is often the bit that can take the most amount of time in development. It's also probably the main reason the concentrated this entry on Midgar as the environmental artwork is very unique compared to the rest of the FFVII. The rest of the game is generally more similar in terms of more natural environments, but we still get some rather unique places such as the Gold Saucer, Cosmo Canyon and the City of the Ancients. Even if they only did the first continent that's already new assets for general continent, Kalm, the Chocobo farm, the cave systems, Fort Condor, Junon and the ship.

Also, they've already hinted quite heavily at some major new additions to the story. I suspect Yuffie is about to get a much chunkier storyline as are the wider Avalanche group.



Xxain said:
vivster said:

Is he really trustworthy, though?

No because:

Spoiler!
They already told us before the game came out that it be separate from the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 and .. its not true. They made 3 references to it. Then we have the the ending statement that said " The journey to the unknown continues" . That was specifically requested by Kitase.

But the story is separated from the original compilation in that it's not the same arc.

Spoiler!
The presence of the wider Avalanche group near the start is already showing the "timeline" is separate from the beginning as it invalidates the events of the Before Crisis mobile game.


Xxain said:
vivster said:

Is he really trustworthy, though?

No because:

Spoiler!
They already told us before the game came out that it be separate from the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 and .. its not true. They made 3 references to it. Then we have the the ending statement that said " The journey to the unknown continues" . That was specifically requested by Kitase.

That's silly. How is making nods and references to the compilation, or building a new version of the story by taking elements of all the FF VII projects to make one cohesive whole mean that Kitase isn't trustworthy?




Hynad said:
Xxain said:

No because:

Spoiler!
They already told us before the game came out that it be separate from the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 and .. its not true. They made 3 references to it. Then we have the the ending statement that said " The journey to the unknown continues" . That was specifically requested by Kitase.

That's silly. How is making nods and references to the compilation, or building a new version of the story by taking elements of all the FF VII projects to make one cohesive whole mean that Kitase isn't trustworthy?

Because we gotta hate everything FFVIIR.



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DonFerrari said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Other JRPG remakes could be done with just one game. FFVIIR is dividing into more and more parts to milk more money from the customers. It could be 10 parts, and $60 for each. I will wait till the complete edition come out, then get it on sale. Episode 1 was only 30 hour for the main plot of an incomplete story, not worth $60. I already made a comparison with Xenoblde 2 Torna, 30 hours to complete everything and cost $30 only. Still, this is very good for FFVIIR fans, they could play each part a lot sooner, and Square will get a lot more money for their next part. If I was them, i will divide FFVIIR into 20 parts ($60 for each) for maximum profit.

Um, but this news mean FFVIIR would be more than 3 parts, even 10 parts or more. At first, i want to buy the first part for $20 when people still believe it is 3 parts (though not completely sure, so i still wait for more information). And now, definitely not just 3 parts, 4 5 6 or even 10 parts, at this point, just wait for the complete edition and a sale.

Except so far no real number of parts was disclossed and the OP plus title was already dismissed as news because it is basically what was already said over 2 years or more. That they cut the game in smaller parts to allow faster shipment of the game. Not really that they are cutting it even smaller.

If all the next parts will be smaller than part 1 then of course there will be more than just 3 parts, common logic.



HoangNhatAnh said:
DonFerrari said:

Except so far no real number of parts was disclossed and the OP plus title was already dismissed as news because it is basically what was already said over 2 years or more. That they cut the game in smaller parts to allow faster shipment of the game. Not really that they are cutting it even smaller.

If all the next parts will be smaller than part 1 then of course there will be more than just 3 parts, common logic.

That is a IF, thus why I also used if.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Can't wait for Part 2 in 3 years :). Which sadly would still be faster than part 1, so they would consider that fast.



DonFerrari said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

If all the next parts will be smaller than part 1 then of course there will be more than just 3 parts, common logic.

That is a IF, thus why I also used if.

Considering Square's track record, that would be a very small "if" unless they want each episode takes several years to come out.

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HoangNhatAnh said:
DonFerrari said:

That is a IF, thus why I also used if.

Considering Square's track record, that will be a very small "if" unless they want each episode takes several years to come out.

Until that, it is all speculation so no reason to call anyone a liar.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994