By now, most players are aware that Final Fantasy 7 Remake is being released in separate parts. The game that we know of as Final Fantasy 7 Remake is not actually the entire remake. Instead, it’s the first part of a grand reimagining that presumably encapsulates most of the original release. This fact leads us to an obvious question: How many parts will Final Fantasy 7 Remake be?
Final Fantasy 7 Remake | How many parts will it be?
There is no official word on how many parts the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be. In fact, the developers at Square Enix don’t even know how many episodes the game will span. With that said, most players assume there will be at least three different parts.
The question of how many episodes Final Fantasy 7 Remake will span has been raised numerous times. In one notable instance, games journalist Jason Schreier outright asked director Yoshinori Kitasi how many separate games Final Fantasy 7 Remake will encompass. The answer was simple: “We don’t know.”
Just asked Yoshinori Kitase how many games are going to be in the Final Fantasy VII remake – he said he can't say yet "because we don't know ourselves."
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) June 11, 2019
Even with this lack of information, two things are clear: The first part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake does not cover the entire story, and another follow-up is clearly in the works. Beyond that, it’s all guesswork. Still, series followers seem to believe that three parts is the magic number.
Is Final Fantasy 7 Remake a trilogy?
It’s hard to describe why three parts seems likely without discussing the plot of Final Fantasy 7 or of its recent remake. Don’t worry, we won’t spoil anything for you. But the gist is that the first game builds the story of Cloud and of Avalanche, while the second would see the plot evolve before its eventual conclusion in the third.
If this outline sounds familiar, that’s probably because a three-tiered system has been used in both film and theater productions for ages. It’s typically called the three-act structure. Using this model, the first part is the Setup, the second is Confrontation, and the third is Resolution. In this sense, the first part of FF7R is simply the setup.
It’s entirely possible that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will span three or more parts. Until the developers provide more details, we have no way of knowing for sure. But one thing is clear: The first part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake does not cover the entire story, and there are certainly more episodes to come.