The upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake is quite possibly one of the most hyped video games in recent memory, perhaps only rivaled by the likes of Kingdom Hearts 3 and Super Smash Brothers. For something with so much excitement behind it, however, it might come as a bit of a surprise as to just how little information about the game is actually available when it comes to progress. With that being said, some of the keen eyes over at Siliconera recently spotted a job listing from Square Enix that gives us a loose idea as to just how far off the game really is.
Let's get this out of the way real quick, nothing stated above in the posting is a bad thing -- it just means that there's still a lot of work to be done. After all, we are talking about an entire remake of a 21-year-old game that's so engraved into the nostalgic memories of most gamers that nothing but perfection is likely to be accepted by the community. The fact that Square Enix is looking at taking a step above what they consider satisfactory is most definitely a good sign, but it also means we're not going to be seeing Final Fantasy VII Remake for quite some time.
"While Final Fantasy VII Remake’s programs for general functions and contents are being tested within the development team as required, the part about reproducing the original work in high-quality graphics is reaching a satisfactory standard, and we’ve come to the conclusion that in order to meet fan expectations we must increase its quality another step higher."
"Therefore, in addition to the current members for the Final Fantasy VII Remake development, we must establish a core group that includes level planners, battle planners, designers, engineers, and various types of jobs to tackle on the production of the big title."
It's been almost two years since Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced at E3 2015, and Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda has already gone on record stating that it probably won't be another three or more years until we see it. Keeping that in mind, all that we can hope for is that the game doesn't enter delay-hell much like Final Fantasy XIII Vers- ahem... Final Fantasy XV did before it. For further information on the job posting, check out Siliconera's full translation, here.