Looks Like Motion Capture for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 Has Begun

Looks Like Motion Capture for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 Has Begun

Cloud and Tifa's motion capture actors are back in business.

We knew late last year that part two of Final Fantasy 7 Remake was already in production. Now we have a few more clues to go on about the production of the sequel, if a Twitter post is anything to go by.

It would appear that the original motion capture performers for Final Fantasy 7 Remake are working together once again. A Twitter post from performance capture artist Haruka Shibai, who plays Tifa Lockhart in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, confirmed that herself and Katsuyuki Yamazaki, who is the performance capture artist for Cloud, are working together again.

A comment on the Final Fantasy 7 Remake subreddit gives a little insight into the post from Shibai. The actor talks about the challenges of working remotely on performance capture while the COVID-19 pandemic continues, saying that she is "impressed and thankful to the staff that are making improvements." Recently the team were recording performance capture with one person at a time, but now that number has increased slightly to two.

It's nice to know that Square Enix is retaining the same performance capture artists for the next installment of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Part one of the remake had nothing short of astounding character work, both in terms of animations and looks.

Ultimately, this doesn't tell us a whole lot about Final Fantasy 7 Remake outside of giving a slight update on production. I won't pretend to know at what point in development performance capture happens for the majority of big budget, triple A games like Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but it's still a nice reminder that the dev team at Square Enix are hard at work on the next part of the remake.

Obviously, there's no release date right now for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2. Hell, we don't even know if that will be the official name of the next part of the remake saga, or if Square Enix will opt to go with the whackier naming conventions of the Kingdom Hearts series.

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