Final Fantasy VII Remake will take up 100GB of hard drive space, and Square Enix has now explained why.
In an interview with USgamer, Final Fantasy VII Remake co-director Naoki Hamaguchi explained why the game is so huge.
"Rather than thinking about repurposing standard assets for individual locations, like the Slums of the Shinra Building, we decided to build each location using unique assets to achieve the quality desired for [Final Fantasy VII Remake]," Hamaguchi explained.
"As such, we designed assets like the backgrounds, [background music] and characters per location, which allows for a unique gameplay experience in each area, even from a game design perspective."
Earlier this week Square Enix announced that they would be shipping out physical copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake to Europe and Australia in order to make sure that the game reached players by the title's official release date. The developer sent out the game early due to COVID-19, as they were not sure when the title would reach the region. Now, it seems that physical copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake have already reached Australia. Retailers such as JB Hi-Fi have announced that game is available now at their stores, despite the game's release date being over a week away.
Now that the first episode of Final Fantasy VII Remake has gone gold, Square Enix has stated that they are working on the game's next episode. The team stated that the first episode only covers the Midgar section of the game, and that they are know in the position to concentrate on the next episode of the remake. So far it is not known how much of the original game the next episode will cover, or when we can expect it to release.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will fully release on April 10th. The game will come to other platforms in April 2021, which may include PC and Xbox. Review embargoes for the upcoming title will drop at 3 a.m. PST / 6 a.m. EST on Monday April 6th. Stay tuned to OpenCritic to see what scores the game receives.