It has been three years since Square Enix officially announced the Final Fantasy VII remake, which has not been seen since 2015’s PlayStation Experience, where its trailer debuted to rapturous applause and fan fervor. Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the remake, is also the director of Kingdom Hearts 3 and he has been making the press rounds for that game—the inevitable questions about the Final Fantasy VII remake followed.
In an interview with the Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation (translated by Godplanner for KHInsider), Nomura answers a lot of questions about exactly what Kingdom Hearts 3 is and he delves a bit into Final Fantasy VII. According to Nomura, there has been a lot of misinformation and overreaction online about the status and existence of the Final Fantasy VII remake and he goes on to say that development is coming along well. He says that the reason for the lack of information and showings regarding the absurdly hyped remake is that the team, and Square Enix itself, is prioritizing the release of Kingdom Hearts 3. Square Enix has marketing priorities and the Final Fantasy VII remake is not one of their current priorities—marketing-wise, at least—at the moment.
He ends the interview by asking fans to remain calm and patient in regard to the Final Fantasy VII remake as his team is shifting back towards that, now that development has begun to wind down on Kingdom Hearts 3.
Until then, check out the gameplay demo for the Final Fantasy VII remake from PSX 2015 below and learn how the original release of Final Fantasy VII helped revolutionize videogame marketing here.