A huge Famitsu feature with several key developers behind Final Fantasy 7 Remake is on the cusp of releasing. A select few quotes have been shared online ahead of the full feature going live, and one quote in particular from producer Yoshinori Kitase is eye catching.
"The new story of Final Fantasy 7 has only just begun," Kitase says to Famitsu (the interview snippets were translated by @ataikimochi on Twitter, a regular in the fan translation scene). This would appear to confirm a major departure in the next installment of the remake from the original game, somewhat contradicting Kitase's own comments from earlier this year in April, when the producer said that part two of the remake wouldn't "drastically" change the story of the original.
The whole thing's a little odd, but Kitase could just be throwing us a red herring. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see what Kitase and company end up doing with the story of the remake in the next entry.
Speaking of the next entry, part two of Final Fantasy 7 Remake is confirmed to be in full production in the Famitsu interview. Director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed part two of the remake was in production back in November 2019, before the first part of the remake had even released, but it would seem the next part has now entered full production with Final Fantasy 7 Remake having launched back in April.
There's other interesting tidbits of information from the Famitsu interview snippets. The incredibly flamboyant biker boy Roche was meant to have a second battle with Cloud and company in Chapter 14 of the remake, and there's a good chance he'll be reappearing in part two.
Additionally, the development team couldn't "go further" with the Madame M massage scenes, or the rating of the game would go up. Final Fantasy 7 Remake was a pretty horny game (looking at you, Jessie), but it could have been way more so if Square Enix had had their way.