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Don’t expect the Final Fantasy 7 remake to play exactly like the original

This week on Sony’s E3 stage, Square Enix surprised everyone with the announcement of a Final Fantasy 7 remake, something fans of the classic PlayStation title have been after for years. While at the time all we got was a trailer with no further details, some more news has come out, suggesting that the remake won’t follow the original exactly.

At E3 this week, Gamespot had a chance to catch up with the game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, who suggested that Final Fantasy Remake will deviate from the original, although it wasn’t specified if this would be in terms of gameplay, story or a combination of the two.

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“We’ve announced an HD port version on the PlayStation 4, and then we have the remake coming to PS4. You’ll have this extremely, very, very pretty FFVII existing on the same plane. We feel that if that happens, it’s like, why have the same exact game?”

“We think that if a game is on a certain platform and that platform becomes obsolete, then we’d recommend playing the new port version”.

Currently, all that has been officially announced surrounding the Final Fantasy 7 remake is that it is happening. There is no release date as of yet but we do know that it will launch ‘first on PS4’, suggesting that it will come to other platforms eventually.

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KitGuru Says: While die-hard fans of the game may not like the idea of Final Fantasy 7 remake deviating from the original in terms of gameplay or story, it will hopefully bring new life in to what is at this point a very dated game. 

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