Fans who have been anxiously waiting for Final Fantasy VII may yet have a long road ahead, but the tidbits of news out of a new job posting on the company's site are pretty exciting: The game will not "just" be a remake but will instead be "a new creation".
Gematsu has a handy translation if you don't want to use Google:
1997. With dedicated fans and the like even now 20 years after release, it is no exaggeration to say that Final Fantasy VII, which boasts over 11 million total shipments and download sales in the worldwide market, is the masterpiece of the series loved by fans all over the world.
And now we have announced the release of a Final Fantasy VII remake. Due to the huge reaction, we are aiming at nothing less than a “new creation” not limited to a simple remake.
It should be noted that this is an internal production. After 20 years, the staff behind the original Final Fantasy VII, who are top-rankers in the industry even now, are reuniting. A project to create “a title that surpasses the original” is starting full-scale.
Take on the even more difficult challenge of creating a new title, in a certain sense, alongside top-level creators—. It is a job that will naturally impact growth as a creator, as well the world.
Preserve the existing concepts users hold while creating a new world view. A project that can only be accomplished here is waiting for you.
At the moment, we know two firm facts about FFVII: It's being developed for PlayStation 4 and it won't be out until 2020 at the earliest.