Final Fantasy Vii Remake development nomura

There's always going to be cynicism surrounding the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake, but director Tetsuya Nomura seems keen to keep people optimistic. Speaking to Famitsu at a recent Dissidia Final Fantasy event in Japan, he attempts to set the record straight.

According to Nomura, the current speculation that development hasn't even begun is incorrect. Previously, he had said that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be the "focus" once Kingdom Hearts III is released, which lead to a lot of people wondering if Remake's development was on hold.

"There’s been some misinformation regarding Final Fantasy VII Remake in some parts of the Internet so I wanted to touch up on that a little," Nomura explains. "That [speculation] is not official. As I said during E3, development is going favourably. I just wanted to say that the current PR priority is Kingdom Hearts III [...] but after that it’ll be Final Fantasy VII Remake, so please don’t worry." It seems that in past interviews, Nomura was referring to the PR side of things rather than the actual development of each project.

So how far in development is Final Fantasy VII Remake, exactly? We don't quite know, but at least Nomura's words have given us a bit more hope. Now we just have to pray that we soon see something of the game itself.