first_imgThe joy people felt when Square Enix announced that it was finally developing a remake of Final Fantasy VII was offset when it was revealed that the game would be broken up into episodes. Given how relatively short episodic games are, people were naturally upset that they would potentially have to pay for multiple smaller titles to get the full FFVII experience.In the latest issue of Game Informer, Square Enix has given us a better idea of what to expect from the game’s length. According to producer Yoshinori Kitase, Square Enix is using Final Fantasy XIII as the model for how long each of the FFVII episodes will be.“It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series,” said Kitase. “In XIII, each installment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense. Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn’t really make sense if that isn’t encompassed in a multi-part series. So if we’re just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game.”Each Final Fantasy XIII game was around 35 to 70 hours long (depending on how thorough individual players were). If FFVII is being modeled after FFXIII, then we can expect each episode to be around that length. If that’s the case, then players should expect to get their money’s worth out of each title, which Square Enix will no doubt release at full price. However, we still don’t know exactly how many episodes will be released altogether, as “multiple” could be anywhere from three or more games.As we previously reported, the reason Square Enix is breaking FFVII up into multiple parts is so that it wouldn’t be forced to cut content out of the game. This may sound odd considering that FFVII already exists as a full game, but if you take into account that this title is a complete overhaul with modern graphics and overall production, remaking FFVII as one game would be a severe undertaking.As of now there is no release window for Final Fantasy VII Remake. However, fans of the series can expect Final Fantasy XV to drop this year on September 30.last_img