We've seen a few examples of game delays this year due to issues around COVID-19. Square Enix in particular had some complications with the physical release of Final Fantasy VII Remake as well as trouble remaining on track with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn content patches. We aren't at the end of it though, as Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 is going to be slightly impacted.
Speaking with The Guardian recently, Final Fantasy VII Remake co-director, Naoki Hamaguchi and producer, Yoshinori Kitase, briefly touched on the subject of Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2, explaining that much of the team are still working remotely in order coronavirus.
Due to working from home, the leadership duo sees development as dropping “below 100% efficiency” until it is safe to return to an office work environment. However, given that the game is still in its early days, the current pandemic shouldn't “be a big impact in the long term”.
Here is the full quote from the interview: “At this current time, the team are still making the next game via remote working. Our performance will temporarily drop below 100% efficiency because of this, but I do not think there should be a big impact in the long term.”
At this point, not much is known about the next chapter in Final Fantasy VII Remake, or how many parts to the series will be made. What we do know is that part 1 will be free to release on non-PlayStation platforms after April 2021.
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