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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 Development Affected by COVID-19

The next chapter in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series cannot come soon enough. The original release was superb in so many ways and we cannot wait to see what Square Enix has in store for the next chapter. However, it may be a long wait. The development will temporarily drop below 100% efficiency due to COVID-19. With that being said, Square Enix is confident it won’t have a major impact on the game.

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In an interview with The Guardian, co-director Naoki Hamaguchi and producer Yoshinori Kitase spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on the first part’s release. Kitase explained that the game releasing amid lockdowns around the world blindsided them. If you remember, Final Fantasy 7 Remake released in the middle of our lockdown causing major stock problems in SA. Furthermore, the same situation took place globally in other countries too.

Kitase explained that the sequel is currently in development via remote working. He went on to confirm that performance may drop below 100% efficiency because of this. However, the development team are confident there should not be a major impact on the long term planning for the game.

Square Enix will announce new games in July and August according to reports but don’t expect new Final Fantasy 7 Remake news. Previous reports claim the game will see some major changes to the story arc compared to the original. This was already apparent in the remake with the appearance of Sephiroth who did not show face in the original game’s first chapter.

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Even with the major changes to the plot in part 1, Square Enix claims the next game will not drastically change the story. However, we will have to wait and see. Catch up on my review of the game here and watch the video review down below;

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