Whereas we nonetheless do not know a ton about precisely what Remaining Fantasy 7 Rebirth is, its director Naoki Hamaguchi has confirmed it should characteristic a “multifaceted world with a excessive diploma of freedom.”
Remaining Fantasy 7 Rebirth, for these unfamiliar, is the second entry within the Remaining Fantasy 7 Remake mission and can decide up after the ending of the primary sport that noticed our heroes leaving the partitions of Midgar. Within the authentic sport, that is when the world opened up and the extra contained opening hours grew to become one thing a lot grander.
Hamaguchi’s comments do not fairly verify that Remaining Fantasy 7 Rebirth can be full open world, however the “excessive diploma of freedom” remark ought to entice followers and can hopefully imply gamers will nonetheless have that marvel when exploring the broader world and the possibility to decide on how they deal with a few of its missions and aspect content material.
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“Gamers will be capable of journey throughout the large and multifaceted world with a excessive diploma of freedom, experiencing a myriad of various tales,” Hamaguchi mentioned.
IGN spoke to Hamaguchi in 2021 about this second a part of Remaining Fantasy Remake, and he mentioned the workforce was coping with the problem of how they might permit gamers to expertise this subsequent journey.
“As for enchancment, or ought to I say ‘change,’ transferring ahead — as a result of the subsequent installment will contain Cloud and firm to go away Midgar and discover the world map, our subsequent problem will probably be to create gameplay that leverages the vastness of the world, in contrast to what we did on this present title.”
Remaining Fantasy 7 Remake director Tetsuya Nomura additionally chimed in and mentioned Clould can be “operating round plenty of nature.” All indicators seem to level to a way more open second chapter, and hopefully we cannot have to attend too lengthy to search out out extra.
Hamaguchi’s reply on Twitter got here simply someday after the primary “developer remark” from the Remaining Fantasy 7 Rebirth workforce that confirmed the sport’s improvement is “progressing easily and in accordance with plan.” If this holds, this could imply followers will get an opportunity to leap again into the world of Remaining Fantasy VII this winter.
For extra, take a look at how Remaining Fantasy 7 Rebirth would be the second a part of a trilogy and the information that work has already begun on Remaining Fantasy 7 Remake Half 3.
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