Beyond the certain displeasure that caused Final Fantasy VII Remake to be a title that will be released episodically, the first part of the title has been a resounding success since its release and fans are already waiting for the arrival of the second episode of it.
However, the development of this second part has been affected by the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had an impact especially on the mobility of the entire team working on the development of the game.
First of all, Yoshinori Kitase, producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake has commented that the pandemic has been a totally unforeseen situation for everyone and that having released the title during this complicated context is something that has surprised them.
“It saddens me and it hurts me to see so many people around the world suffer from the virus and even lose their lives.”
In this sense, Kitase reported that all employees are working in the game through remote work and that, although the performance of the team will drop below 100% efficiency for this reason, it should not affect “in the long term”.
Finally, the producer ended his statements to the Guardian portal saying that he hopes that Final Fantasy VII Remake can represent moments of relief for all the people who are being victims of stress at home in these difficult times.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on PS4.