'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' Latest News & Update: Square Enix Delays Release Date? Here's Why

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Sep 14, 2016 12:48 PM EDT

"Final Fantasy 7 Remake" has been set for 2017 release. There is no exact date yet but fans are guessing that Square Enix is planning to get it out to the public by second quarter of that year. But despite the expectations that the game will be made available next year, it seems this will not really happen.

On a discussion board on Reddit, fans of the game exchanged bets regarding the release date of "Final Fantasy 7 Remake." There were people who opined that the game is coming out earlier that "Kingdom Hearts 3" while others say that Square Enix is prioritizing KH3 so it will be published much later, probably sometime in 2018, 2019 or even 2020.

Moreover, Square Enix is one of the exhibitors at the Tokyo Game Show 2016 but in the company's list of exhibition titles, "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" is nowhere to be found so this seems to heightened the belief that it will not be out in 2017.

According to the rumor mill, Square Enix decided to leave out FFVII Remake to give way to other in-house games like "Rise of Tomb Raider," "Kingdom Hearts" HD 2.8 Final Chapter 3 and "Final Fantasy XV." But whatever the reason for the continuous delay of the game, fans are hoping that it will be a great game considering the time spent in developing it.

For a bit of spoiler, game producer Yoshinori Kitase shared some details about "Final Fantasy 7 Remake." He disclosed that it will feature a battle system that is quite akin to "Kingdom Hearts 3." The producer also hinted that for the most part, the game will be about explorations and battles carried out in real time.

Meanwhile, the "Final Fantasy Remake" is only available for Playstation 4. Kitase added that it will be released as multi-part game series but each one will present full- scale gameplay.

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