During the Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour Tokyo, Final Fantasy VII Remake co-director Motomu Toriyama shared a few days ago that they will be making an announcement related to the game at the event.
Well, the event has come and gone, and no announcements were made other than a few members of the development team taking the stage to add a comment about some of the arrangements.
No, there were no announcements of a PlayStation 5 or PC release like we all assumed, but we might have heightened our expectations on our own. It would have been nice, but I’m not mad about it. The PlayStation 5 version has been rumored to exist to take advantage of the more powerful hardware. Still, it’s also been speculated that FFVII Remake had a year of exclusivity on PlayStation 4, which would have made this the perfect event to make an announcement such as this.
Other than that, it was an outstanding performance of orchestrated versions of the songs that made up one of the best games of 2020—especially the version of Hollow by Yosh, which was wildly emotional.
Square Enix is not shy to make announcements during orchestral events in the past. Fans who attend Kingdom Hearts events seem always to expect to get some tidbits of juicy news. Still, the Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour was fun to watch, and I definitely cried during a few of the songs.
Final Fantasy VII Remake tells the story of a corrupted world fallen under the Shinra Electric Power Company’s control, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet’s very life force as Mako Energy.
In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group. Throughout the story, he goes on epic adventures with an unforgettable cast of characters.
Recently, the developers got together to discuss their time working on the game. They even spoke about what they have planned for in part 2 and some of their approaches to crafting the narrative.
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