Next Final Fantasy 7 Remake Already Under Way, Uematsu Possibly Returning

Next Final Fantasy 7 Remake Already Under Way, Uematsu Possibly Returning

During a new interview from the official Square Enix Music Channel, Tetsuya Nomura and Kazushige Nojima said they are “hard at work” on the next game in the Final Fantasy 7 remake trilogy.

The two icons were laughing at this point in the interview, so it is hardly an official announcement. However, they did continue on, adding that “we’re off to the races already”.

Further, composer Nobuo Uematsu showed interest in returning, at least for the main theme of the game. However, Nomura and Nojima carefully said their invitation to return was not “an official statement” and more of “a gentleman’s agreement”.

Asking Uematsu to work on the third game, the composer said that “it’d be my honor”. He also said that “I’m honored you’re even extending the offer”. This implies they will very likely offer an official announcement sometime soon.

Critics and fans alike continue to praise Nobuo Uematsu’s work on the series. However, the Final Fantasy 7 remakes are an enormous undertaking. Uematsu does joke about taking a vacation before anything else.

It’s unclear if Nomura and Nojima were completely serious about actively working on the third game already. Last January, Square Enix President Takashi Kiryu mentioned plans to slim down and diversify the development lineup.

But investing as much as possible in the Final Fantasy 7 remakes would certainly make sense. After all, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth earned widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike. Though sales in Japan dropped 90% in its second week, alarming some fans, those numbers are normal for the market.

Square Enix is also looking to overhaul its development processes. According to some reports, the changes could come into effect sometime this month.

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