Square Enix gave the world a first look at the gameplay of Final Fantasy VII Remake at PSX yesterday, but one detail was left out: Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a “multi-part series.” IGN’s Andrew Goldfarb of reports that it will be “told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience,” according to Square Enix. The details end there, however, leaving exactly what this means still in question.
The most obvious conclusion is that Square Enix is embracing the episodic game model that companies like Telltale have been using and will deliver the remake across a sustained period of time. This might explain why yesterday’s PSX reveal only showed footage from the earliest minutes of the game. It wouldn’t be too far-fetched, either, given the structure of Final Fantasy VII‘s story. But for now details are slim, meaning we’ll have to wait before we can do anything but guess.
UPDATE: Takahashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street Journal has stated on Twitter, “Square Enix says FF7 Remake’s data size [is] so huge, the software will be split into several titles (for example, FF7-Remake 1, FF7-Remake 2). … while [the] basic story scenario will remain same, there will be some new scene additions to FFVII Remake.” (1, 2)