The second installment in the Final Fantasy VII Remake series still has no foreseeable release window. Still, some interesting news and comments sprouted up from staff directly involved with the first title.
For instance, the motion capture actress for Aerith in Final Fantasy VII Remake recently tweeted out that she finished a 4-hour shoot with Sephiroth’s motion capture actor and that the staff praised the duo. This more than likely ties in with Producer Yoshinori Kitase’s comment in a recent Famitsu interview about 2021 aspirations. He states that “the new world of FF7 has only just begun, and they are progressing smoothly with development.” He also states that we must wait a bit longer for new info regarding the next highly anticipated release.
There is a lot to unpack there, but I think it’s safe to say that at most, we are likely going to receive either a vocal confirmation or a teaser for the sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake in 2021. 2020 has been a harsh year for game development, to say the least. Considering how the scale for this upcoming project may even eclipse the initial Final Fantasy Remake, a 2023 release, or even later may be the eventuality. That is all purely speculation, however.
Aerith’s motion capture actress pointing out that she worked on a shoot with Sephiroth’s motion capture actor specifically almost certainly points to signs that development for the next title is already in full swing. It is best to remain as patient as can be, though, and give these developers and other staff the time they need to deliver a finished, quality product.
The Cyberpunk 2077 release fiasco has reinforced that, above all else, patience is necessary for hotly anticipated and massive-scale projects, no matter how long the waits must be. While anticipation will practically always eclipse what the final product delivers, it is best and most humane to let developers release their products when they feel confident in their readiness.
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