Nomura Had No Idea He Was Director For FFVII Remake
See now, this doesn't seem like good news.
When Sony unveiled the Final Fantasy VII Remake at E3 this year, the world was in shock. But did you know the game's director was surprised at one point as well?
According to a Famitsu interview with Square Enix boss Tetsuya Nomura (as translated by Kotaku), Nomura didn't know he was director of the remake until he saw his name during an internal presentation at the company. He really had no idea he'd be playing a key role:
"As preproduction went along and I offered my opinions on what I thought should be done, Mr. [Yoshinori Kitase, director of the original] would ask me how the individual elements should be adjusted in fine detail. It was very perplexing."
It wasn't until Nomura saw that internal presentation that he realized he'd been nominated to be director. He's currently overseeing Kingdom Hearts III, which does not have a release date, so maybe time is an issue...? Added Nomura:
"So I called up Mr. Kitase and said, 'It says that Iím the director for some reason.' To which he replied, 'Of course it does'í."
You know, this doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. Square Enix has often been accused of one hand not knowing what the other is doing and this really isn't helping matters. So, launch of FFVII Remake is...2022?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy VII Remake
6/26/2015 10:12:01 AM Ben Dutka