The 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII is upon us! To celebrate, Square Enix shared special messages to fans from Tetsuya Nomura and Yoshinori Kitase. According to Nomura, “there will be even more FFVII projects that started up after the remake coming in the future too.” Kitase also states that more exciting developments are coming in the future. One of these projects is likely the next chapter of the Final Fantasy VII: Remake series. Check out the messages below:
“This year marks the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII! It also marks the 35th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series itself, which means that FFVII was born in the 10th year of that 35 year long history.
Personally, I had always thought of FFVII as a recent game, but it has actually now become one of the games from the “early series”. Even so, we were honored last year when it was voted as the third most popular game ever by gamers in a (Japanese) tv poll. That we could achieve something like that is very much thanks to all the support we have had from our fans over the long years. Thank you so much.
FFVII has re-emerged as the latest game in the series once again, with titles like Final Fantasy VII: Remake and Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, and you can look forward to even more exciting new developments in the future!”
Final Fantasy VII Director and Final Fantasy VII: Remake Project Producer
“With the 25th anniversary of FFVII this year, the game has now existed for a quarter-century. I am truly grateful to all the fans who have loved FFVII over these 25 years, and thanks to your support, Cloud has never felt far away over that time.
Continuing on from the release of Final Fantasy VII: Remake, Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier has also now opened for service and next we have Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis waiting in the wings too. With all of these exciting new projects, I get a real sense of how more and more people are supporting FFVII. Not just the fans from the original game, but also those who never experienced it are being drawn to the unique world of FFVII.
And there will be even more new FFVII projects that started up after the remake coming in the future too. The team see this 25th anniversary as a waypoint on our journey of FFVII, and will continue pressing ahead to even greater things, so please keep supporting us going forward!”
Final Fantasy VII Character Design etc. and Final Fantasy VII: Remake Project Creative Director
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