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Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 to be Directed by Naoki Hamaguchi

Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 to be Directed by Naoki Hamaguchi - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2021 / 2,042 Views

Tetsuya Nomura told Famitsu Naoki Hamaguchi will be the only director in the second part of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Tetsuya Nomura and Naoki Hamaguchi were co-directors on the first part. 

"Today, we announced three Final Fantasy VII titles, but as I mentioned earlier, I’m personally working on more projects now than ever before,” Nomura said.

"Since we were able to solidify the base gameplay in the first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake and are able to see what we need to improve upon in the future, Naoki Hamaguchi (co-director on Final Fantasy VII Remake) will be entrusted as the director on the next part, while I’ll be involved as the creative director on all things Final Fantasy VII, including the Remake and mobile titles. My basic involvement in the work won’t significantly change, so please give me your continued support."

Square Enix earlier announced Final Fantasy VII Remake will be getting a release on the PlayStation 5 as Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. It will launch on June 10.

Thanks, Gematsu.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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36 Comments
mjk45 (on 26 February 2021)

Fuck me dead can't you Square Enix idiots just concentrate your resources on getting part 2 out the door and this announcement better not mean you have just started on it,

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Chazore mjk45 (on 26 February 2021)

Going by the massive failure and money sink of Avengers, that they're just pulling this and two mobile games outta their arse to make up for lost money, instead of putting focus on part II.

Those are the vibes they are giving me anyway, esp with the $200 KH collection on EGS as well.

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shikamaru317 mjk45 (on 26 February 2021)

Nah, they didn't just start on it. They announced that Part 2 was already in development in November 2019, about 6 months before part 1 released. They announced that part 2 had entered full development in July 2020. As for when it will release, I'd say anywhere from 2022-2025, we still don't know how big part 2 will be. They said in one interview that they were considering making future parts smaller than part 1 in order to speed up the release cycle, but maybe they decided on larger parts instead to reduce the total number of parts. Rather or not part 2 will be open world now that we're out of Midgar could also affect how long it will take to develop I would imagine, a linear part 2 would probably take less time than an open world part 2.

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Chazore shikamaru317 (on 26 February 2021)

I know they are working on part 2, what I meant was full and only putting focus on Part II and XVI, instead of dolling out this version and two mobile games.

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mjk45 shikamaru317 (on 26 February 2021)

yeah but who knows what this does to the pipeline certainly wont help it.

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Chazore mjk45 (on 26 February 2021)

My thoughts are that if the two mobile games do well, SE might shift focus, and well, we already know the mobile sector alone is bigger than PC/consoles combined, and we don't want SE moving away from us, just because we didn't buy into their failed Avengers project.

They need to learn that making a bad game and getting greedy gets you burned. They need to keep focus on what they have that's good, and so far, the Remake of FFVII is something good. PC/consoles don't need mobile hand-me downs, or having those hand-me downs given to us as means of feeding them, when we both know we'd expect higher quality products from them, which we'd feed them in return.

Whenever I see a mobile game from an already rich publisher, I see signs of greed or recoups coming, and so far they have two incoming and only one remake sequel on the horizon, which we know is again, likely to be made exclusive to one console, which doesn't instil me with confidence (Because I know the mobile to console ports are likely for us, the remake exclusive to Sony, then sold to other systems at a higher price).

How I wish MS hadn't screwed up last gen, because then SE wouldn't have greedily aligned itself to Sony (I know SE has Japanese pride, but it's also a foolish undoing in the long-run when anyone does that, and it displays xenophobia).

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Imaginedvl mjk45 (on 26 February 2021)

yah "Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 to be Directed by Naoki Hamaguchi"... That's EXACTLY what I was thinking.. "to be directed" :( I'm disappointed, really like the remake and was waiting/hoping to play the next episode this year, not so sure now. Not like I will not be busy with other games but meh

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 26 February 2021)

Final fantasy is doomed!
Nomura is garbage!
Fuck square for not putting it on pc.
If they put it on pc i want it to be cheap!!!! But square is greedy!!
Incomplete game!!!

Everysingle time salty people hating with the same garbage comments. If you want to play it buy a ps4 or ps5, its exclusive , deal with it.
You can even play it for free with psplus.
You think square suck and his devs suck? You think game is incomplete , you want a different type of remake? Move on with your life no one gives two shits but stop derailing threads in vgcharts.

Here comes the barrage of downvotes and reports!!!!

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Loneken ClassicGamingWizzz (on 26 February 2021)

I dont like the episodic format and i only have a xbox console. But that is my problem, no need to cry about it. People simply have to skip the game if they dont like.

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method114 Loneken (on 26 February 2021)

Yea I hated the episodic format and was going to skip it and wait till they all came out. Glad I didn't though because the game was fantastic played through it twice I've done that like 3 times with games in my whole life.

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zero129 ClassicGamingWizzz (on 26 February 2021)

But its only "Timed Exclusive". Its also coming to PC you know. So why would i buy the PS4/5 version now when ill get a more complete game later on on my platform of choice?.

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ClassicGamingWizzz zero129 (on 26 February 2021)
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Azzanation (on 26 February 2021)

When is this timed exclusive finished? Some fans of the series would like to play the game.

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shikamaru317 Azzanation (on 26 February 2021)

Yeah, I'd like to know too. It was 1 year timed exclusive before, but it has been nearly a year now and still not on Xbox or PC. Did Sony pay to extend it by another 3 months, 6 months, a year, or will it release on Xbox Series and PC this June alongside PS5? Give us some damn information Square!

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Signalstar Azzanation (on 26 February 2021)
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Chazore Azzanation (on 26 February 2021)

I'd like to, but seeing as it's not a complete game, and already exclusive for a year, and likely to be exclusive to that store KH was recently exclusive to, my interest in this has basically died.

Sod paying full price for this on PC, and I know SE would charge full for it.

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mjk45 Azzanation (on 26 February 2021)

By Square Enix's twisted logic they most likely are waiting on Nomura to Direct the port, after all he's the Creative director of all things FFVII , but don't worry he will notify us when he's becomes involved in another 4 spin offs for FFXVI ,that he has a new director for it but he will be hovering over everybody in a jetpack so he still needs our support.

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The Fury (on 26 February 2021)

Wait, a different director? So the excuse of doing the game justice and making the game in the way Nomura wanted it just gone. Not his game or vision anymore. Might as well rename it 'FF7:Not the game you remember at all' and be done with it.

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Astral The Fury (on 26 February 2021)

As mentioned in the article. Nomura is a creative director of all things "VII" going forward not just the remake. The upcoming part(s) will surely build on the first one vision and mechanics, they won't start from scratch.

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KratosLives (on 26 February 2021)

Always remember there are more great gaemes to play to keep you busy.

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V-r0cK (on 26 February 2021)

So Square took Nomura off FFXV just to work on FF7R Part 1 only??? That's pretty upsetting since FFXV fell under Tabata hands and he poorly executed the game and changed a lot from what Nomura was planning. Can Square just stop bouncing Nomura around and give him a chance to focus on one project at a time. It's no wonder his work hasn't been the best in the past decade or so. Also, seeing how Justice League is getting this Snyder cut, I wish it can be the same and get a Nomura cut for his version of FFXV, even if its just a novel or something.

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Signalstar (on 26 February 2021)

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a a free PS Plus game for March! Woot woot. Way to go Sony

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KazumaKiryu (on 26 February 2021)

Cant wait of Final Fantasy 16, Persona 6 and FF7R Part 2 for PlayStation 5 !!

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zero129 KazumaKiryu (on 26 February 2021)

At this pace you might be waiting for them on PS6..

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Tridrakious (on 26 February 2021)
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LivncA_Dis3 (on 26 February 2021)
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Ka-pi96 (on 26 February 2021)
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Stellar_Fungk (on 26 February 2021)
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