12/06/2015: "The FFVII Remake Will Be Episodic"
Here's one more bit of news from PlayStation Experience 2015: according to IGN, Square Enix has said that the FFVII Remake will be "told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience."
This seems to confirm an episodic structure for the remake, perhaps like Telltale's adventure games and Square Enix's own Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and, most recently, the sleeper hit Life is Strange. This is an unexpected development, but considering how expensive an FFVII remake would be to make all at once—and also how well FFVII's story lends itself to an episodic structure—it is also a shrewdly sensible one.
We will keep you all posted with more details as we get them.
Posted by Reeve at 09:34 PM EST