In 2015, Square Enix announced that they were working on a remake to the legendary Final Fantasy VII title. However they failed to mention when it might be released, but last we checked it seems that progress on the game still has quite a ways to go, but if the recent reports are anything to go by, fans will have a considerably longer wait time.
According to a report from The Lifestream (via Destructoid), there was an alleged conversation recorded during a closed door event at the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The conversation was between producer Yoshinori Kitase and development lead Naoki Hamaguchi where there was mention about how the game might only be released during Final Fantasy’s 35th Anniversary, which would be five years from now in 2023.
However the conversation also revealed Hamaguchi’s comments about that possibility, in which he seemed to find this date unacceptable. Whether or not this is set in stone remains to be seen, or if they are simply discussing whether or not launching in on the franchise’s 35th anniversary might make it more impactful and meaningful.
In any case it’s probably best to take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully Square Enix will have a more concrete date to share at E3 2018 which will be happening next month.