In case you missed them, Square Enix released some Final Fantasy VII Remake screenshots last month, and the presence of an ATB gauge got people especially excited. Why? Well, such a thing suggests that the battle system is somewhat turn based much like the original, but according to director Tetsuya Nomura, that isn't the case.
"Battles are not command-based, they're action-based," Nomura clarifies in an interview with Famitsu. He doesn't go into any detail, but the fact that he had to point that out speaks for itself. Hopefully we'll get more insight into how combat actually works in the near future.
Nomura also mentions the supposed cover system, which was shown off in another picture. "Regarding cover actions, there are places where they can be done on the map, but they are not required. Because it's seamless, I showed that there can be actions in response to various scenes," he explains. It sounds a bit like the cover in Final Fantasy XV, we suppose.
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