Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2: Tetsuya Nomura will not be the director of the project

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2: Tetsuya Nomura will not be the director of the project

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2

Tetsuya Nomura was interviewed by Famitsu and on this occasion announced that he will not cover the role of director of Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2, a task that will be entirely up to Naoki Hamaguchi, former co-director of Final Fantasy VII Remake together with Nomura himself.

"Today we announced three new titles set in the Final Fantasy VII universe but I personally am working on many other projects" says Nomura, who then continues: "Final Fantasy VII Remake has solid foundations and the future of the series is in good hands thanks to the work of Naoki Hamaguchi, director of the next episode. As for me, I will continue to work as creative director on all projects related to Final Fantasy VII, including the remake and the two mobile games just announced. "

Naoki Hamaguchi will therefore be the one and only director of the second part of Final Fantasy VII Remake while Nomura abandons this role to continue to operate as director creative hours of all Final Fantasy 7 games, including not only the remake (coming to PS5 with the re-release Final Fantasy VII Intergrade) but also the Battle Royale Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier (coming out in 2021) and the Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis mobile collection scheduled for 2022.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 has no launch window and at the moment no details have been shared about the game or the state of play. br>

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 will have a different director

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 will no longer be directed by Tetsuya Nomura.

Nomura, who was the main director of the first part, is handing over the mantle to Naoki Hamaguchi, who was his co-director for the first part of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake project.

Following the recent reveal of Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade for PS5 and a slew of new mobile games, Nomura shared the news with Famitsu that he would be stepping down as director of the project, but that he would still have a role as creative director of the series.

During Sony's State of Play broadcast, this chapter of Final Fantasy 7 Remake will feature new content focused around the character Yuffie. Now that the core gameplay and direction of Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been established, Nomura said that he will leave it in the hands of Hamaguchi, while still seemingly having the final say on everything to do with Final Fantasy 7 Remake going forward.

Before scoring the job as a co-director on FF7 Remake, Hamaguchi has worked on Lightning Returns, Final Fantasy 12, 13, and 14. Either way, it remains to be seen if Nomura's change in role for the project will have any practical changes on the direction of the remake.

Also in the interview, Nomura talks about the Intergrade trailer, which seems to be adding in character from the extended Final Fantasy 7 Compilation, specifically Wiess from Dirge of Cerberus. Speaking on this, Nomura remained tight-lipped, saying 'As with Weiss, please wait for more information'.

Check out everything announced during PlayStation's State of Play broadcast right here.