Square Enix decided to hand over the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake to its internal studio, reports NovaCrystallis. Up to now the title has been developed for PlayStation 4 by outsourcing company CyberConnect 2, the studio known for Naruto games. With this, move Square Enix wants to have greater control over the project’s quality. During a special broadcast it was revealed that Naoki Hamaguchi, who was in charge of the works on Mobius Final Fantasy, will take the lead over the upcoming remake of the 1997’s classic jRPG:
So far, development (for FFVIIR) has been carried out mainly with the support of external partners. However, in view of factors such as improving quality when the product goes into mass production in the future, the company has decided to shift the developmental system back to within the company, so as to maintain a stable schedule and have control over factors such as quality. We will be forming a robust system within the company to properly carry out the development.
Final Fantasy VII Remake has been in development for a couple of years now and it is still unknown when we will finally be able to play it. At the end of 2015, Square Enix announced that because of its great scale the game would not be released as a whole – instead, it will come out in episodes, each offering a unique experience. How many of those, we do not know.