Earlier this year when the Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced, it was later revealed that the game would not be relying on Square Enix’s Luminous Engine. This was an interesting choice on Square Enix’s part, but unfortunately at that time the developers did not share what engine they would go with.
However as it turns out, the answer isn’t too surprising as it has been revealed that the Final Fantasy VII Remake will rely on Unreal Engine 4. Why is this unsurprising? Prior to this, Kingdom Hearts 3 was developed using the Luminous Engine but later it was swapped out to Unreal Engine 4, so like we said it isn’t really that much of a surprise here.
This was also confirmed by the folks at Epic Games. According to Taka Kawasaki of Epic Games Japan, “We’re humbled that Square Enix has chosen Unreal Engine 4 to recreate one of the world’s most beloved video games of all time. It is a joy to work with the talented developers behind the franchise, and this marks an unforgettable moment in Unreal Engine history.”
In the meantime there is no set release date for the Final Fantasy VII Remake. However what we do know is that the game will be episodic in nature, meaning that there will be multiple releases so that’s something fans can look forward to. In the meantime if you haven’t already seen it, the gameplay trailer has also been released so you might want to check that out.