This has always been on of the more controversial changes surrounding Final Fantasy VII Remake but despite behind-the-scenes changes during development, it looks like Square Enix will be sticking to the original plan.
It is believed that Square Enix is waiting until E3 this year to drop some additional information about the upcoming game along with a new trailer.
Square Enix has been on a bit of a Final Fantasy streak recently.
Unlike Hitman, which had a weirdly forced episodic release, this move does make at least some sense for Final Fantasy 7.
The first comparison comes from YouTube's "Cycu1" who has shared a video comparison between the 2015 and the 2019 builds of Final Fantasy 7 Remake and as we can see, there are some visual differences between them. The remake is getting an enormous overhaul, with all new visuals, new cutscenes, and a new battle system.
Final Fantasy VII director Tetsuya Nomura has said that the remake was announced far earlier than he'd have liked, in order to get ahead of rumors about the game. And we aren't living in 1997 with pre-rendered backgrounds anymore; this is Final Fantasy 7's world fully realized.
But there's a tiny speck of hope that we could see this first slice of FF7 Remake a lot sooner than we think. Square Enix, however, isn't done with the excitement yet. While not many details were announced other than that it is happening (which is huge news in itself since it's been 18 years since the last one), we can only imagine with the update in graphics that this will be a massive hit.
Fans have questioned the status of Final Fantasy VII Remake, including whether it would still be released in multiple parts, when the project went silent after its 2015 announcement.