Final Fantasy 7 Remake built on Unreal Engine 4

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 00:53 GMT

Final Fantasy 7 Remake leverages Epic’s latest engine tech.


After getting a load of the first Final Fantasy 7 Remake gameplay trailer, we had questions. Many of them will have to wait, as Square Enix doesn’t seem ready to explain the whole episodic thing or the new battle system, but we do have one answer: it’s being developed on Unreal Engine 4.

“We realize how special Final Fantasy VII is to fans, and we place our trust in Unreal Engine 4 technology and tools to help deliver this long-awaited remake, crafted for modern platforms,” Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase said in a statement published on IGN.

Epic Japan spokesperson Taka Kawasaki said the company is “humbled” to be a part of recreating “one of the world’s most beloved video games of all time”.

We’ve been asking “so what is it built with then” ever since Square Enix revealed that Final Fantasy 7 Remake wouldn’t be a Luminous Engine project back in August. It’d be nice to think that means Square Enix will have answers to all our new questions in four months time.

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