Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu sat down with Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura for an interview. Nomura talked about the game’s battle system, what they were changing compared to the original game and more. Check out the gist of the interview below courtesy Hachima Kikou (via Gematsu).
Regarding the teaser trailer
Nomura: “We’re using part of that video in the game. We’re going to raise the quality even more.”
Regarding the choice of hardware
“You’ll be able to play it first on PlayStation 4, that’s for certain. We’re not thinking beyond that yet, so after that is undecided. Since we’re bringing out PlayStation 4 title after PlayStation 4 title, it’d be great if we can give the hardware and industry a boost.”
It’s not just an HD-ification, right?
“Final Fantasy VII is special, and we can’t ‘exceed’ the game by simply making the graphics nicer. That’s not a thing to be excited about.
“Precisely because it’s a full remake, I want to challenge what’s fun and what’s possible now.”
Will the scenario change or new characters appear?
“There won’t be new characters. As for the visual taste, we’re doing them to match today’s visuals and appear closer to reality.”
Regarding the game system
“I can’t share details, but we’re changing it to a more realistic system.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for the Playstation 4 with a yet unannounced release date.