Some fans are wondering whether Final Fantasy VII Remake part 2 will be open-world now that Midgar is left behind.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake has been out for nearly a month and some fans are divided as to whether or not it has a good or bad ending. However, away from discussing the consequences of its conclusion and what it means moving forward, some fans are simply wondering whether part 2 will be open-world now that Midgar has been left behind.
While the Final Fantasy VII Remake undoubtedly has a divisive ending due to portraying the series entry as more of a reimagining than just a modern enhancement, there’s also no denying that everyone is looking forward to part 2 due to wanting to see more of the likes of Tifa, Aerith, and Barret, as well as finally see beloved characters who are still to be introduced such as Cid and Yuffie.
There’s undoubtedly a lot to look forward to in the second episode despite elements of it being unpredictable, but will it be open-world?
Will Final Fantasy 7 Remake part 2 be open-world
Square Enix haven’t confirmed whether Final Fantasy VII Remake part 2 will be open-world.
However, while an open-world isn’t confirmed for Final Fantasy VII Remake part 2, co-director Naoko Hamaguchi has reportedly discussed how the 1997 original’s world map could be adapted.
Hamaguchi’s reported words stem from a translation of the Ultimania book posted by Twitter user aitaikimoichi (via Siliconera):
“Yes, that’s something we also have to consider,” said Hamaguchi when asked how the remake would re-imagine the world map from the original game.
“For the first instalment of the Remake, the concept was to have the player experience the events within Midgar, and we would like to have the next game allow the player to experience the vast world of FFVII.
However, if we are to create a large world, we have to consider how exactly we can do so while also telling a dramatic story.”
Here is Part 8 of the #FF7RUltimania interview with Toriyama (Co-Director), Hamaguchi (Co-Director), and Endo (Battle Director) where they talk about plans for the next installment’s world.— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) May 3, 2020
I’m translating this interview in random order, so parts will be uploaded sporadically! pic.twitter.com/cQAhVmD9Go
Although this doesn’t necessarily confirm that part 2 of the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be open-world, Hamaguchi’s words do suggest that the world map aspect won’t be abandoned and that the second episode will be far less linear than the first.
We don’t know when the second episode will be released, but Tetsuya Nomura has said that he wants it to become available “ASAP“.