What this means is that gamers can look forward to additional content being released over time, as opposed to this being a one-off title. In a way we suppose for fans this is good news, but at the same time we can only imagine that there might be some who might not appreciate Square Enix milking the popularity of the classic title (and emptying the wallets of gamers in the process).
The episodic nature of the game was revealed by Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase in an interview with Dengeki Online (translated by Gematsu). According to Kitase, “The idea that a remake of Final Fantasy 7 would not fit into a single release was there from the very beginning.” The game’s director Tetsuya Nomura adds, “If we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarised. We’d have to cut some parts, and additional parts would come in few, so rather than remake the game as a full volume, we decided to do multiple parts.”
Unfortunately a specific release date for the game has yet to be determined, but like we said if you’re a fan of the franchise and Final Fantasy VII in particular, we guess the episodic release of the game will no doubt keep you entertained for a while to come.