Square Enix, the developers of the Final Fantasy Series, have announced their remake of Final Fantasy 7 will be made into episodes but do not fear, each episode will the be the size of a full game, on par with Final Fantasy XIII sub series.
There was some confusion amongst the online community to whether or not these ‘Episodes’ would be similar to TellTale’s Episodes which are 2-3 hours long. However in the latest issue of Game Informer producer Yoshinori Kitase gives clarification on the matter in this statement:
“It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series […] if we’re just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game.”
Yoshinori Kitase then goes on to mention that Final Fantasy VII will not take any other form other than the structure from Final Fantasy XIII.
“In XIII, each instalment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense. Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn’t really make sense if that isn’t encompassed in a multi-part series.”
Previously the game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, had mentioned that Final Fantasy VII would feature dramatic changes from the original VII and Yoshinori Kitase continued that message with the following statement:
“I, along with [Tetsuya] Nomura-san and [Kazushige] Nojima-san–who are involved with the remake–were also involved with the original Final Fantasy. We were the people who created it, so in that sense, we don’t think anything is untouchable. That isn’t to say we’re changing everything!”
Final Fantasy VII still has no release date at this very point, but the next game in the series, Final Fantasy XV, will release on September 30 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.