Much was made of how Final Fantasy VII Remake will be split into instalments when the news broke years ago, but the backlash everyone was expecting from the wider gaming community hasn't come to fruition. We haven't come across any big complaints that the first part finishes after the party leaves Midgar, but at least director Tetsuya Nomura wants to get part two out as soon as possible. There's still no word on how many pieces there will be in total, however.
As part of the Japanese Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania book, which has been kindly translated by Twitter user @aitaikimochi and reported on Video Games Chronicle, Nomura said that the next part could be smaller than the Midgar section to aid development times. "If we divide the story into large parts, it’ll take longer to make. If we divide it into more detailed smaller sections, then developing it will be faster. I hope to release the next one ASAP.”
Producer Yoshinori Kitase then confirms that Square Enix still doesn't know how many parts the entire story will be split into. "We have a general idea of how the story will play out, but we haven’t decided exactly [how many parts], nor can we confirm anything. There’s speculation that it will be three parts, but we’re just doing things one step at a time."
We can't wait to see what the publisher has in store next for both veteran players and newcomers when it comes to Final Fantasy VII Remake 2 -- it is sure to be another wild ride. Presumably, we'll also be playing it on PlayStation 5. When do you think the next instalment will release? Share your predictions in the comments below.