Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Moving Forward, Square-Enix "Recruiting Urgently"

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Moving Forward, Square-Enix "Recruiting Urgently"

Business Division 1 needs a big, beautiful team for their big, beautiful remake.

The highly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake is starting to get off the ground and the remake team at Square-Enix's Business Division 1 put out a public jobs call, "urgently recruiting" for the project. Three of the top developers on the project, Yoshinori Kitase, director Tetsuya Nomura, and development leader Naoki Hamaguchi all put out personal statements to get people interested in applying for the project.

"For this project, we aim to surpass the original work in terms of quality," said Yoshinori Kitase in the blog post translated by Siliconera. To do this, Kitase says the Final Fantasy VII Remake team will "[increase] the number of staff to strengthen the core company development as [Business Division 1 heads] into the development progress phase." Which suggests that the game is still a long ways away.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake director Tetsuya Nomura makes a slightly stronger case to potential recruits appealing to those who are "concerned with the industry" and citing "the number of domestic staff is significantly lower compared to that of foreign high-definition developers." Therefore, Square-Enix "must urgently recruit as much staff as possible."

Lastly, Development Leader Naoki Hamaguchi dives a little deeper into the motivations for embarking on the Final Fantasy 7 Remake project to begin with. Everything from helping a new generation of gamers discover Final Fantasy 7, to applying modern technology and graphical advancements to the game, Hamaguchi writes that, "now is the best time for creators to display experience and abilities, for this title with high expectations around the world."

There are a couple interesting tidbits in this post. Kitase reveals that many of the original Final Fantasy 7 staff, having worked on later Final Fantasy games, are now joining the Remake team, suggesting that the Remake is moving forward as a bigger Final Fantasy project for Square-Enix. Especially considering its been nearly two years since the Remake was announced at E3 2015

It will be interesting to see what Square-Enix's Business Division 1 will do with a team the scale of, as Nomura points out, "foreign high-definition developers." From the rumored multi-year, episodic format the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is gunning for, it certainly sounds as though Square-Enix might need a Triple-A size team. Especially considering the monumental expectations for the project.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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