As reported by Kotaku, independent developer CyberConnect2 is no longer going to be involved in the creation of the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake. Originally tasked with working on the game and even created the trailer originally shown. This report follows internal reactions to the trailer not feeling traditionally Final Fantasy. Square Enix Icon, Tetsuya Nomura, reported reaction to the trailer was that it didn’t exhibit the style the franchise is known for.
Square Enix developer Naoki Hamaguchi, during a stream of Mobius Final Fantasy, notes that it was a sensitive subject:
“Up until now, development has progressed by receiving external collaboration, but from here on out, with production and quality in mind, we’re shifting to our in-house organization. This company decision was made wanting to control quality as well as keeping the schedule stable.”
This news comes alongside our previous mention of the corporate site for Square Enix mentioning they are looking to hire new development staff (with Nomura himself releasing a statement) and the fan upsetting news that Final Fantasy VII’s remake & Kingdom Hearts III might not be seen until 2020.
This move will hopefully allow for them to control the scheldule.
Source – Kotaku